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House financial committee considers Missouri payday loan bills

The Missouri House Financial Institutions Committee is prepared to hear two new bills that could affect payday loans in the state, reports the Columbia Daily Tribune. Committee chair Rep. Don Wells (R-Cabool), who is the former owner of a payday loans company, will hear personal loan bills by Rep. Mary Still (D-Columbia) and Rep. Ellen
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Global food inflation starting to hit US grocery budgets harder

Food prices in the U.S. are rising at an accelerated rate. Rising global demand is raising the price of basic agricultural commodities, which has started to affect the grocery budgets of U.S. consumers. In addition to rising demand, the rising price of oil is a root cause of food inflation, which is expected to increase
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The four basics of renting out your space

With the collapse of the homeowner’s market, more and more people are renting. If you have extra space in your home, or even an extra living space, you can make money by renting that space out. Before posting your ads, there are a few things you should do to protect your wallet — and your