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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - July 29, 2014

Chances Are Pretty Good That’s A Bill Collector Calling

By Marilyn Geewax

consumer debt

In about one-third of U.S. households, the sound of a phone or doorbell ringing may trigger a desire to duck.  That's because roughly 77 million adults with a credit file have at least one debt in the collection process, according to a study released by the Urban Institute, a research group.

Categories: Consumer issues, Economics

AP - Illinois Public Media News - July 29, 2014

NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit

By The Associated Press

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit.  A federal court ruling obtained by The Associated Press says the NCAA will create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries.

Categories: Health, Sports








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