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PUPD arrest juvenile in connection with string of office thefts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University police on Tuesday (Nov. 30) arrested a 16-year-old Lafayette girl in connection with a series of thefts that occurred in various campus offices in the last week. Since Nov. 24 police had received five reports of stolen wallets and credit cards from offices in Stewart Center, Pfendler Hall, Dauch […]

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SB 283 seeks to protect consumers against unfair interest rates

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A bill containing consumer protections from unfair credit card interest rates is now eligible for consideration by the Indiana Senate. State Sen. Brandt Hershman (R-Wheatfield) successfully amended Senate Bill 238 to include conditions that would prevent public money from being invested in banks issuing credit cards with exorbitant interest rates to patrons […]

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Sugarcoating your sweetheart’s financial health can be hazardous to your own

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Before you get caught up in the romance of Valentine’s Day, take a moment to consider your sweetheart’s financial health, says a Purdue University personal finance expert. Looking for financial bad habits is particularly crucial if the Valentine’s celebration is likely to include a marriage proposal, says Sharon Burns, associate professor […]

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Tippecanoe Sheriff asks public to help find credit card thief

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help find a woman suspected of using a credit card stolen from a college student to buy gift cards worth $600 from Lafayette area merchants. On September 17th of this year, Cassandra McKeown, a student at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, had her […]

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Alting: Farmers’ markets could go high-tech

INDIANAPOLIS, Inc. — Hoosier consumers could soon use debit, credit and food stamp cards to purchase locally-grown produce and other goods at farmers’ markets. A Senate panel on Commerce, Public Policy and Interstate Cooperation – chaired by State Sen. Ron Alting (R-Lafayette) – unanimously approved a measure today that would provide wireless point-of-sale terminals to […]

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 September 2020