Month: April 2016

How Zillow and other Seattle-area tech ventures are tackling homelessness and housing issues

A homeless person on a Ballard sidewalk as development booms nearby. (Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire) From Zillow and Amazon to Fuse IQ and Seattle In Progress, tech companies large and small are stepping up to help address some of the challenges of┬áthe Seattle region’s affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Housing advocates, elected leaders and many […]

Dex Media Plans Chapter 11 Filing

Phone-book publisher Dex Media Inc. is planning to file for chapter 11 protection for the third time in seven years next month, The Wall Street Journal reports. Oil giant BP PLC is paying Cal Dive International Inc. more than $3.5 million to settle damages tied to the Deepwater Horizon spill, and the underwater repair business […]

Payday lending: Reforming a broken Industry

Some wonder how they can legally make loans at 400% APR. Until now, their practices have largely been governed at the state level – and the industry has successfully carved out a legal exception for themselves. However, that is about to change. Last year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a new framework for […]

Courser runs against prosecutor he criticized

Lansing — Former state Rep. Todd Courser filed Tuesday to run for Lapeer County prosecutor, attempting a political comeback while facing criminal charges for misconduct in office. The Lapeer County Clerk’s Office confirmed Tuesday Courser had filed to run in the Republican primary against incumbent Prosecutor Tim Turkelson. The tea party conservative Republican once criticized […]

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