Leasing with option to buy makes durable goods affordable

For millions of consumers, having a limited or damaged credit history means that traditional credit channels are inaccessible and therefore they cannot purchase durable goods at a higher price. But alternative payment options such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) are gaining ground and can make these purchases more affordable. …

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California Independent Medical Exam Volume Decreased Through H1 2021

The number of independent medical examinations used to resolve medical disputes for California workers hit an all-time high in the first half of 2021, as statewide unemployment remained stubbornly high, non-COVID workers’ compensation claims remained lower at pre-pandemic levels, millions of Californians continued to work from home, and efforts to …

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Mo Abudu does not wait for permission

Abudu’s takeaways? “If you don’t take responsibility for changing the narrative, when you leave your narration to someone else, you can’t blame them,” she said. By 2013, “Moments” had made Abudu a household name in Nigeria. Seeing opportunities, Abudu took full advantage of Winfrey and launched a pan-African television network: …

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Phoenix # 1 in Home Price Hikes for 25 Consecutive Months

The US Census Bureau released franchise statistics from the 2017 Economic Census on August 26. Almost 300 different types of businesses are franchises, although the only data available at the state level is for full and limited-service restaurants. Comparing Arizona to the United States, 41.6% of restaurants (combined total of …

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Analysis: A growing number of states allow reimbursement of medical cannabis costs through workers’ compensation insurance

A limited but growing number of states allow eligible patients to be reimbursed for their medical cannabis-related costs through their Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) plans, according to a recently released analysis of the policies of the State conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NORML deputy director …

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