Some quick links to start your Tuesday. Tire company Bridgestone is buying Pep Boys for $835 million … The head of sales from Credit Acceptance is named Subprime Auto Finance Executive of the Year … An interesting debate: is playing fantasy sports equivalent to gambling? … Something that every executive is going to love: luck plays a strong role in the success of a CEO … The scariest place on the Internet … JPMorgan Chase is building its own alternative to Apple Pay … A new app that is sharing salary information … News flash: World Series tickets are expensive … The richest people in the world: did they inherit or earn their fortunes … A vampire-inspired Frappuccino from Starbucks … Cybersecurity layers that everyone needs to understand.
- Let’s file this under the category of “Really, are you serious?” A Texas woman is suing a debt collector for calling her back the day after she told the agency that she was Lenovo V370 AC Adapter disputing the debt during a separate phone call. I’m sure it’s boilerplate language, but the woman is claiming to suffer from stress, aggravation, emotional distress and mental anguish as a result of the one extra call.
- An appeals court ruling in favor of Van Ru Credit determined that a generic message left for a consumer at his place of business that asked for someone in the payroll department to return the call is not a collection call and is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
A company is paying its employees not to work on Black Friday
Desk exercises to do at the office
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