Some quick links to start your Friday. Who is going to be the next Speaker of the House? … People are calling for a full investigation following a data breach at Experian that exposed the personal information of 15 million T-Mobile customers … Netflix is raising its prices … Why people in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Ohio, and Virginia get the worst night’s sleeps … The 50 best bars in the world … How close the Fed came to raising interest rates last month … A glass suspension bridge in China cracked when someone dropped a Thermos on it … Why offering unlimited vacation is a no-brainer for employers … Americans are spending – not saving – the money they’re saving from lower gas prices … A company that thrives on five-hour work days … Amazon is asking its employees how they feel every day.
- The federal government is trying to help small businesses, which include many collection agencies, protect themselves from a cyber-attack. The average cost of a cyber-attack is $9,000, according to the government.
- A town in Pennsylvania is trying to update its ordinances so that it can have the collection agency working on its behalf collect its fees from the delinquent debtors instead of taking it from the balances being collected.
- For those who may have thought that the changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act made by the Federal Communications Commission were just a nightmare, this is not good news. The FCC affirmed the changes it announced in July in a notice published in the Federal Register.
- A California woman is suing a collection agency because she received two unwanted phone calls and one voicemail on her cell phone, attempting to collect a debt. The woman claims that she did not provide prior expressed consent for the calls to be made to her cell phone.
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