A report released Tuesday by an economic-justice group said that Encore Capital Group, a debt collection giant based in San Diego, had the nation's highest number of complaints by consumers to federal regulators.
The group was Alliance for a Just Society, based in Washington, D.C. Its report analyzed consumer complaints made since 2013 to ...Read more
The Iranian gas industry will require massive investments to meet European and global demand, Non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center and Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Ariel Cohen said in his report obtained by Trend.
"Only 160 billion cubic meters of gas are produced annually [in Iran], due to ...Read more
ALTON -- A rigmarole with the city behind them, the new owners of what will become Nicky G's Italian Eats say they are prepared for the big job of remodeling the 1,100-square-foot building.
Dee and Steve Gehrs of Godfrey, owners of the building at 1801 State St., faced a negative reaction from the Alton Plan Commission in October. Citing ...Read more
Three were college students. Three others were co-workers. At least two had young children.
In homes, in workplaces and in communities across Northeast Pennsylvania on Tuesday, tears marked sorrow, grief tested faith and remembrance strengthened broken human hearts.
Ten lives lost.
As their families and friends ...Read more
SAN JOSE -- San Jose City Council Tuesday unanimously approved Apple's plans to develop up to 4.15 million square feet of office space over 15 years in North San Jose, fueling hope among some leaders that one day the tech giant will be headquartered there.
"Cupertino would be upset, but I tell you what -- I hope (it happens)," said ...Read more
New state regulations issued in the wake of a massive methane leak in Southern California require a range of safety checks at the state's 322 active underground gas storage facilities. Environmentalists, however, criticized the new rules for not going far enough in preventing more leaks.
The regulations, issued by the Department of ...Read more
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought from Hong Kong authorities transaction details of bank accounts of two firms allegedly used by an Australian drug syndicate in order to identify its suppliers.
The Hong Kong-based firms part of the ED's money laundering probe are allegedly owned by three Indian hawala operators-cum-associates of ...Read more
NEW DELHI -- The home ministry has given its nod to the government entering into an agreement with Bangladesh for the creation of special corridors between the two countries for the trans-border movement of wild elephants.
It is believed that the pact will help minimize human-elephant conflict and control poaching of the pachyderms along ...Read more
I, Alexandra (A Legacy of Stehle's Door)William M. O'Brien Jr.
It began very incidentally. One odd occurrence after another. Then came the dreams. And then the apparitions. Alexandra and Stephanie had figured something was wrong early on. Then, one bright Saturday morning, Johanna appeared. Chased into her apartment and hiding in a locked downstairs ...
In 2015, a saturating smartphone market within China, and across Europe and the US, made Chinese smartphone brands look beyond--towards India, which had a subscriber base of 1.03 billion, according to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's October report. And the year saw people here overcoming their initial hesitation and opening up to...Read more
Hardly a day passes by without some or the other research organization putting out a paper related to neuroscience, or the study of the brain. Many of these findings may seem esoteric to most people. Moreover, most of the experiments are conducted on the brains of animals like rats and monkeys, so the outcome could be different when human ...Read more
Iran can develop both upstream and downstream oil and gas sector, but it depends on the details of the new fiscal terms, the new designed Iran Petroleum Contract, said Wood Mackenzie's senior experts.
Iran says it needs $185 billion investment in oil and gas sector by 2025.
The country introduced a new designed agreement, called Iran ...Read more
WASHINGTON - Casinos across the nation are suffering from a generation gap, especially at the slot machines, as young people seek more exotic electronic games like the ones they can play on smartphones from anywhere.
That's a problem not just for casino operators, but for the 23 states that rely on revenue from casino taxes, particularly ...Read more
When Vernon Tipton retired eight years ago, he and his wife, Linda, chose to stay in the North Versailles home they've owned for 46 years, but they decided to buy a second home in North Carolina to avoid the winters here.
"This is a good retirement area, but the climate is harsh," said Mr. Tipton, 68, who retired from Verizon and was ...Read more
Not only is Stacy Martin the most senior member University of Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen's senior staff, she has worked for him longer than anyone in Memphis.
She tells a story about her time with him on the staff at San Jose State, where he served for almost eight years before replacing the retiring R.C. Johnson at Memphis in July...Read more
HAYWARD -- When the historical society opens its new downtown museum June 28, visitors can glimpse the area's past, even smell tomatoes being processed at the Hunt's Cannery and "check in" at the Hayward's Hotel.
The spacious two-story building houses an exhibition gallery, an interactive children's area, a coffee shop, a meeting room that ...Read more
The economy is recovering and the Government is slowly getting a grip on its borrowings. But what did the Autumn Statement mean for households?
From January, household energy bills are to be cut by pounds sterling 50 a year. This will be used to offset the financial pain of price hikes this winter of more than pounds sterling 100 a year by ...Read more
Pennsylvania has knocked Atlantic City out of the No. 2 spot, after Las Vegas, in the U.S. gaming market.
Figures released Wednesday by the state Gaming Control Board showed that in 2012, Pennsylvania took in $3.16 billion from slots and table games. Last week, Atlantic City reported 2012 casino revenue of $3.05 billion.
All the signs had ...Read more
Staying informed is important to senior citizens, and sometimes it comes with the added bonus of saving the environment and saving money.
Seniors learned new ways to do all three of those things while picking up freebies and enjoying some company at the 17th annual Prime of Life Festival on Tuesday.
Donald Wildasin, 74, of Dover said he ...Read more
SIERRA NEVADA FOOTHILLS, Calif. -- It was a dream to retire here -- in a quaint little town atop a hillside, among the pines and the quails and the Main Street shops. When Kate Hamon arrived more than a decade ago, she had it all.
Now she is on the phone with Kmart, hustling to get a job.
"Please, please keep me in mind," she tells the...Read more