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Sep 13 2015

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana


By: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton AUSTIN–Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has launched a war on synthetic marijuana, which began with the following statement warning Texans of the dangers and continuing with a lawsuit filed against a Houston convenience store accused of selling K2. Below, Paxton outlines the dangers of the drug and warns Texans …

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Aug 16 2015

Attorney General Paxton to RadioShack: Don’t Short-Change Consumers

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today asked a U.S. bankruptcy court to compel the former RadioShack to provide notice of bankruptcy proceedings to 2.9 million customers holding approximately $46 million in unredeemed gift cards. This would allow consumers to meaningfully participate in the bankruptcy plan process, as they are entitled by law. “Due to RadioShack’s …

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Aug 09 2015

RadioShack Customers Deserve to be Treated Fairly

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently added a new count to the lawsuit against RadioShack to protect the interests of consumers holding unredeemed gift cards with the company. The count alleges RadioShack violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by selling 16,700 gift cards to consumers between January 1, 2015 and February 6, …

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Aug 08 2015

Love is Harder


The country is reeling from one videotaped disclosure after another exposing Planned Parenthood’s practices of dissecting and selling the body parts of aborted pre-born infants, and the callous, cavalier way its medical officers describe the processes and the victims themselves. Even many Americans who consider themselves “pro-choice” have been shocked to see physicians eating lunch, …

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Aug 07 2015

Student Loans: Pitfalls to Avoid


By Charlene Crowell/NNPA Columnist If you are a college student, a recent college graduate or even a college drop-out, student loan debt is not only likely, but probable. Among Black families, more than half – 52 percent – borrow for college costs, according to the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). Additionally, paying off college loans …

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Jul 19 2015

Congress Urges Stronger Actions Against Payday Loan Vendors

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed to trap them in payday loans they never authorized. The enforcement action announced July 7, affects two lenders based in Kansas City, Mo. who operated as many as 16 different businesses …

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Jul 06 2015


By: Jill Darling Lauren and Ashley got together for lunch at their favorite haunt. They started in on conversation that had been on hold for too long while checking the menu and placing their orders. Fifteen minutes into catching up on the latest, Lauren’s phone rang and she answered. They began sharing again, but twenty …

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Jul 03 2015

Loan Education

There are all kinds of loans: commercial loans, home equity loans, pay day loans, signature loans, pawn shop loans, auto loans, mortgages and many more. Scams So many types of transactions create lots of opportunities for scams. A key warning sign is if the lender asks you to pay them a fee before the loan …

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