Monthly Archives: May 2012

Forget Credit Scores: The Case for Credit Grades

Americas current average national credit score of 660 suggests that our credit health is failing. Could the three-digit credit score number be to blame? With dozens of credit score models available, one survey found that 60 percent of consumers are … Continue reading

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Melissa Brown and Robert Callas are engaged

Melissa Brown of Livingston and Robert Callas of Graniteville have announced their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of MaryEllen and Richard Brown. The bridegroom-to-be is the son of Linda and Michael Callas. Miss Brown is a graduate of … Continue reading

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Consumer Mortgage Debt Falls Three Percent Since April 2011, According to …

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) – CreditKarma.com, the consumer’s credit advocate, today released its U.S. Credit Score Climate Report with trend data for April 2012. Consumer credit card and mortgage spending slowed from a year ago, … Continue reading

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Working class: Travail Kitchen and Amusements in Robbinsdale

Bristling with defensive armor, we shouldered our way in the door at Travail (the French word for “work”) at prime time, and–what’s this?–were immediately directed to the best seats in the house, at the counter fronting the open kitchen (OK, … Continue reading

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State takes aim at cutting agriculture education in schools

Is it any surprise that the largest industry in the United States is also the largest industry in Illinois? And is it any surprise that every contribution made by agriculture to the welfare of society is targeted for criticism and … Continue reading

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International financial news

A roundup of news in finance, economics and business from around the world: INTERNATIONAL NEWS FRANKFURT – The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says its strong preference is for Greece to stay in the euro. LONDON – Public … Continue reading

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Cornelius Brown –Obit

Funeral services for Cornelius Brown will be held 2 pm Saturday, May 19 at First Baptist MB Church at Holly Grove. Rev. Thaddius Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Hayes Cemetery at Holly Grove. Visitation will be Friday, May … Continue reading

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International financial news

A roundup of news in finance, economics and business from around the world: INTERNATIONAL NEWS Chinese film distributor Bona Film Group says it has agreed to sell News Corp a 19.9 per cent equity stake in the company. Greek President … Continue reading

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Local group hands out $800K in scholarships

The awarding of hundreds of thousands of dollars in local scholarships during the recent Honors Night at Baraboo High School is testimony to the strong support the local community shows for education, organizers say. During the May 10 festivities, 127 … Continue reading

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Assemblies asked to upgrade infrastructure for training women

Municipal and District Assemblies in the Volta Region have been asked to mobilize resources to raise the infrastructure status of the Women’s Vocational Training Institute (WVTI) of the Department of Community Development at Sokode-Lokoe near Ho. This is necessary to … Continue reading

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