Monthly Archives: January 2022

Writer opposes payday loan bill | Letters to the Editor

Writer opposes payday loan bill Dear Editor: Recently, I was appalled to learn of a proposed bill at the Indiana Statehouse offering a “solution” to the payday loan industry. SB 352, dubbed the supervised consumer lending bill, claims to benefit the too many struggling Hoosiers who use these predatory services. …

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Yola On Recovering From Her Agency, New Album “Stand For Myself” And The Evils Of Tokenism

After George Floyd‘s murder, a feeding frenzy for diversity officers and employees of color has begun. While this drastic culture shift signals a valid and long overdue judgment, the singer-songwriter yola sees an insidious threat even in well-meaning spaces. This threat, for her, is symbolic – the act of superficially …

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Synchrony not transpiring from CFPB scrutiny of late fees, says CEO

Synchrony Financial is closely monitoring the possibility of regulators reducing late fees in the credit card industry, but it is not overly concerned about the potential impact on revenue, executives said Friday. Analysts asked about credit card late fees during the company’s earnings call, which came two days after Consumer …

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The Kooks Return With Three New Singles From New Album E! News UK

The Kooks have announced their sixth studio album. Luke Pritchard and co had planned to go on hiatus in 2018, after an extensive tour around the world in support of their “Let’s Go Sunshine” LP. However, Luke couldn’t disconnect from the music – not only did he and his wife …

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Illinois man accuses online tribal lenders of predatory lending

By Victoria McKenzie (January 26, 2022, 8:44 PM EST) – An Illinois debtor has filed a class action proposal against a group of online tribal loan companies for allegedly issuing illegal high-interest loans , adding to a trend of similar complaints across the country that accuse unscrupulous lenders of using …

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BBC The Caribbean with Andi and Miquita: The life of Miquita Oliver, from Casualty star godmother to bankruptcy at 27

Miquita Oliver is the TV presenter best known for her time hosting T4. She began presenting in 2001 alongside Simon Amstell on Channel 4’s Popworld. The 37-year-old had a career spanning the 2000s and has since worked in radio, hosting shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. There are many surprising …

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Is this album cover a tribute to London, Ontario? Not exactly

BA Johnston is quick to tell you that he doesn’t know London, Ont very well. And none of the songs on his new album refer directly to the city. But that doesn’t stop him from paying homage to Forest City with the title and cover of his new album. The …

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Personal habits that can increase financial risk

(MENAFN – ValueWalk) When it comes to things that may pose a risk to your finances, certain activities may immediately come to mind. Investing heavily in high-risk stock options, quitting your job without a back-up plan, or habitually making large, unnecessary purchases are all obvious actions that can certainly affect …

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How to Change an Album Cover Photo on an iPhone or iPad

Want to change the image used for a photo album on your iPhone or iPad? It’s easy when you know how. Sorting your photo library into albums makes it easier to browse through them and saves you time sifting through the long list of images you’ve spent years collecting. To …

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AWOLNATION Talks Covers Album, Music as Therapy & More – Billboard

In April 2020, just as the pandemic was starting to hit, AWOLNATION released their fourth studio album, Angel Miners and the Lightning Riders – and then the world shut down. Without touring or seeing anyone, the band’s architect, Aaron Bruno, began reaching out to old friends and other artists (virtually, …

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High-interest payday loans in Kansas could be axed with new bill

TOPEKA, (KSNT) – Kansans who pay high interest rates for payday loans could see some changes with a new bill that is being introduced. Reverend Annie Ricker, who leads Berryton United Methodist Church, is one of many members of a community activist organization called ‘Topeka Jump’ which is calling on …

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Jay-Z ‘haunted’ by his second album – Music News

Jay-Z’s second album “haunts” him. The ’99 Problems’ hitmaker released ‘In My Lifetime, Vol 1’ in 1997, with the record number three on the Billboard 200 in the US, but admitted he was never a fan of the record because that he knows what it is. “could have been” if …

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Mum who couldn’t afford to feed herself pays off £9,000 debt and forgave home loan

Exclusive: Tracy Prees, 47, was £10,000 in debt at her worst two years ago after taking out overdrafts, credit cards and loans – but she has since turned her life around Tracy Prees shared her debt journey ( Image: Tracy Prees) A single mum who couldn’t afford to feed herself …

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Four million payday and home loan customers from Provident, Greenwood and Satsuma must request repayments NOW

MORE than four million payday and home loan customers are being asked to request any repayments that may be owed to them. If you were mis-sold a loan by Provident, Greenwood, or Satsuma, you might be in line for compensation, even if you’ve already paid it back. 1 Provident, Greenwood …

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“CashPlease”: a small bank launches an alternative to payday loans

This week, Wells Fargo joined the list of big banks introducing short-term credit products — and the much smaller OneUnited Bank in Boston unveiled its own version, designed as an alternative to payday loans. OneUnited’s loan, called CashPlease, is designed to help customers of the black-owned bank with $635 million …

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Facebook contractors threaten to stop work over missing paychecks

Facebook moderators at an Accenture site in Austin are facing a pay disaster that has left many people without their vacation checks. Site workers are taking care of moderation, customer service and other tasks for Facebook and WhatsApp – and a work stoppage has already been threatened if the situation …

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‘DS2’ Jokes Leak as ‘Deltacron’ Variant Looks Like Future Album Cover

Future thought it was a drought, but scientists know it’s a pandemic. A new image of the latest potential variant of COVID-19, dubbed ‘Deltacron’, has made its way onto the internet, and hip-hop fans have all made the same observation about the purple and blue shape – it looks like …

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Avril Lavigne has recorded numerous collaborations for a new album – Music News

Avril Lavigne’s new album will contain “the most” of collaborations she has ever had. The hitmaker “With You” will release her new record next month and told fans that the coronavirus pandemic has worked in her favor because so many musicians were stuck in Los Angeles so it was easier …

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The Weeknd Announce New Album – Music News

The Weeknd plans to release a new album on Friday (07.01.22). The 31-year-old star took to social media to tease ‘Dawn FM’ details, revealing the upcoming album will feature comedian Jim Carrey. In the Twitter post, a voice said, “You are now listening to 103.5: Dawn FM. You’ve been in …

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Avenged Sevenfold teases Kanye West-influenced album

Avenged’s new album Sevenfold is “very much influenced by Kanye West”. Frontman M. Shadows has revealed that the heavy metal band’s long-awaited sequel to 2016’s “The Stage” draws inspiration from the 44-year-old hip-hop superstar, as well as soul and jazz music. In an interview with Metal Hammer magazine, Shadows said, …

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Kanye West’s Donda is the most searched album cover of 2021

Kanye West’s tenth studio album Donda was the most searched album cover of 2021 worldwide, according to new research. The extensive 27-track album, which is named after West’s late mother, went straight to the top of the charts after its release in August. It is West’s third number one album …

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Nirvana gets baby child pornography case dismissed on album cover

UPDATE: A judge dismissed the case against Nirvana Monday, January 3. The defendants, which also include Universal Music Group and The David Geffen Company, filed for dismissal of the lawsuit on December 22. From the applicant, Spencer Elden, did not file any opposition to the motion by the Dec. 30 …

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Luke Combs puts the finishing touches on his 3rd album – Music News

Luke Combs puts the “finishing touches” on his third album. The country singer wrapped up his “What You See Is What You Get” tour last month and is now enjoying some free time, before releasing his next album. He said: “This tour finally wraps up the long and weird chapter …

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Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ Baby Album Cover Lawsuit Dismissed

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against former Nirvana band members for their iconic It does not matter album cover. Spencer Elden for follow-up former band members in August 2021 for child exploitation and pornography, claiming the band knowingly distributed a nude photo of him as a baby …

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