Monthly Archives: April 2022

COVID woes prompt more states to require financial literacy courses | Education

Studies have long shown that high school students are woefully misinformed about personal finances and how to manage them. But the COVID-19 pandemic, which has revealed how many American adults are living on the financial edge, has spurred ongoing efforts to make financial literacy classes a school requirement. Seven states …

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Willem Dafoe will receive an honorary UW-Milwaukee doctorate

MILWAUKEE — Actor Willem Dafoe is set to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee next month. University officials announced Friday that Dafoe would receive the Doctor of Arts degree on May 22. He is scheduled to speak at the school’s two graduation ceremonies that day. He will …

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British Columbia’s high-cost credit rules take effect May 1, 2022

On May 1, 2022, British Columbia will become the fourth Canadian province (along with Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec) to regulate high-cost credit products. After that date, there will be additional disclosure requirements and consumer rights for consumer credit products with interest rates above 32%, as well as licensing requirements for …

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Bucks County Playhouse Opens Its 83rd Season With New AMERICAN JADE Play

When award-winning actress and playwright Jodi Long took her first steps onto the Broadway stage in Sidney Lumet’s production of “Nowhere to Go But Up,” she was entering a professional world that ran through her family line. His vaudevillian parents had long walked the stage – in fact, as part …

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SFiFF participants compete for over $100,000 thanks to Panavision, Light Iron

Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone received the 2021 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. The festival is partnering with Panavision and Light Iron to award two filmmakers more than $100,000 in prize money for the 2022 festival. (Courtesy of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival) The Santa Fe Independent Film …

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Ventriloquism and Oobleck – Chicago Reader

When I think of ventriloquism in the movies, my thoughts turn to the advertisements for the years 1978 Magic It freaked me out when I was a kid. I was not alone; According to the IMDb trivia page, the original trailer for this psychological horror movie was pulled from streaming …

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Wood Packaging Films Market Size, Outlook and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – the wood packaging film market The research report offers complete coverage of the Wood Packaging Films Market during the forecast period 2022-2029. It provides historical, current and future market trends to help develop a robust market strategy. Additionally, it provides value chain analysis, key drivers, …

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The CFPB announces its intention to supervise more non-banking establishments; Ballard Spahr will host a webinar on May 11 on Director Chopra’s first six months in office

The CFPB has announced that it plans to invoke its “sleeping authority” to oversee non-banks engaging in risky consumer behavior. Along with this announcement, the CFPB issued a rule of procedure regarding the confidentiality of proceedings in which the CFPB invokes such authority. These steps by the CFPB are noteworthy …

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Everything we know about A24’s new romantic thriller

A24 is one of the hottest (and busiest) film studios. Having only recently released the critically acclaimed X and Everything everywhere all at once, the indie entertainment company has even more treats for 2022; these include the horror starring Jessie Buckley Menwhich will be led by Ex-Machina visionary Alex Garland, …

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Take the Road by Panah Panahi

Roxana Hadadi is a TV critic who also writes about film and pop culture, with subtitles and motion smoothing. Photo: Kino Lorber “Where are we?” “We’re Dead,” is an early, indicative exchange between mother and son in the surprisingly funny and ultimately provocative Take the road, the feature debut of …

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Chocolate Packaging Films Market Size, Outlook and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – This chocolate packaging films market The report has segmented the market based on application, product, geography, and other factors. This market report examines several key players and drivers impacting the market opportunities, challenges, risks and developments. It also performs competitive analysis of the industry which …

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Film/Animation Semi-Finalists – Orange County Register

From a list of 49 nominees, the following 15 students were selected as semi-finalists for 2022 Film/Animation Artist of the Year. The students were chosen by a panel of teachers based on written statements, sample films and artistic CVs. Included are links to their work, the specialty in which they …

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First Korean-Croatian film to premiere in Zagreb

by croatiaweek April 23, 2022 in Entertainment (Hurry) The first Croatian-Korean film, and the first Croatian film to feature an Asian actor as the protagonist, will premiere in Zagreb in May. Crisis will have its premiere in Zagreb during the 31st edition of Dani Hrvatskog Filma (Croatian Film Days). Crisis …

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Splatoon 3 – Gets Release Date, Trailer, Plot, Cast, & More

Julia Roberts in ‘Gaslit’: where to watch for free? Gaslit, a new true-crime series from Starz starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn, will premiere Sunday, April 24 at 9 p.m. ET. For the eight-episode series, Watergate and Nixon’s collapse are the subject, but the series also focuses on the lesser-known …

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For recruitment and retention, some Minnesota companies are turning to same-day payment

In 2020, “stimulus check” and “second stimulus check” were among the top 15 Google searches in the United States. In the same year, a report by Ernst and Young estimated that in the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), about 1,000 billion dollars in workers’ wages …

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Eleven artists will pass between the panels of speakers at the Festival of Books

The Fête du Livre is back, as is live music. From the immense Trojan talent available, 11 student and alumni acts were chosen to perform on the USC stage during the two-day festivities. SATURDAY PROGRAM Greta Pasca Let yourself be carried away by the music of folk-rock singer/songwriter Greta Pasqua, …

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What to watch at the 5Point Adventure Film Festival

Surprise is one of the key ingredients of the 5Point Adventure Film experience, whether it’s a short film story that opens your eyes to a new corner of the word or a new perspective or a special guest who arrives on scene as the credits begin to roll. You don’t …

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bloody wonder

If Laurie Anderson and Art of Noise had a love child, it might look like I speak machine, the experimental and audiovisual music project of singer Tara Busch and filmmaker Maf Lewis. Completely original in their own right, I Speak Machine has spent the last decade stirring our subconscious and …

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Color Concepts and Fedrigoni Self-Adhesives Announce Collaboration to Improve Usability of Leading Fedrigoni Self-Adhesive Films

Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands – Color Concepts, a leading service provider for tech giants in the visual communications industry, collaborates with Fedrigoni Self-adhesives to conduct rigorous performance testing, certifications for HP Latex printers and create accurate printer profiles for popular applications. Fedrigoni Self-adhesive printing materials. In total, the …

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APOS Asia Convention will return as an in-person event

The all-powerful entertainment industry conference APOS will return this year as an in-person event after two years of online-only sessions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, instead of being operated in its usual April slot from a resort in Bali, Indonesia, APOS 2022 will take place September 27-29 in …

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David Lynch almost directed Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

When is the time to do Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, creator George Lucas decided to think outside the box for his choice of director. Being a former experimental filmmaker himself, Lucas’s research naturally led him down offbeat avenues, and he eventually set his sights on surrealist author David …

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Polymer Specialty Films Market Size and Forecast

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California is a great place to live thanks to its warm climate and endless beaches. Each city in the state has its particular vibes. At the same time, some people find the cost of living quite expensive here. No wonder so many people struggle to cover bills like mortgage, rent, …

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Why Comet is one of the most underrated sci-fi movies of the decade

Although he started out as a niche icon among genre fans, Sam Esmail rose above “underrated” status to become one of the most prominent writers on modern television. Esmail’s groundbreaking show Mister Robot was a provocative, self-contained work that involved his ideas at nearly every stage of production; Esmail wrote …

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Reel Sisters donates $15,000 to 3 BIPOC creative women for film projects

Photos: Reel Sisters New York, NY – Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series, the Academy’s first qualifying festival dedicated to women filmmakers, recently announced the winners of their Micro Budget Film Fellowship. The grant offers creators the opportunity to produce the pilot of a web series …

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Pollution from cooking emissions can linger in the air for days: study

Organic aerosols – such as those released during cooking – can remain in the atmosphere for several days, due to nanostructures formed by fatty acids when released into the air, a study has found. Photo: iStock London: Organic Aerosols — such as those released in cooking — can stay in …

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Why Tax Refund Loans Are Bad: Fees, Interest, and Risk

Last-minute filers are scrambling to ship their returns to the Internal Revenue Service by the 2021 tax year deadline of Monday, April 18, and are likely anxiously awaiting a big check via their refund of tax. Some tax firms or other lenders may offer the option of accessing these funds …

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Reality Bytes fascinates audiences with movies from different countries

Zohair Khan Reality Bytes is an independent student film festival. The films presented were made by students and came from different countries (Zohair Khan | Northern Star) DeKALB – For the first time in three years, NIU’s independent Reality Bytes student film festival was held in person at 8 p.m. …

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A curated arthouse streaming platform

Famous, cheap and renowned for offering a huge range of titles, Netflix accounts for 35% of South African subscriptions to VOD (video on demand) streaming platforms. Showmax and Prime Video are neck and neck for second place, each accounting for just under a quarter of subscriptions, with the former offering …

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A si-fi project that aims to put Bangladesh on the world map

Project Ommi: A si-fi project that aims to put Bangladesh on the world map 14 April 2022, 12:00 Last modification: April 14, 2022, 12:27 p.m. One of Bangladesh’s earliest attempts at a sci-fi film 14 April 2022, 12:00 Last modification: April 14, 2022, 12:27 p.m. Director Amit Ashraf showing one …

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Bluestone changes criteria to tackle payday loan misinformation

Bluestone Mortgages has announced criteria changes to accommodate the growing number of complex credit customers. The lender will accept applications from customers who have recently taken out a payday loan, provided it has been approved at the end. Previously, Bluestone required that no new loans be taken out …

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godard: Odia’s film is ready for the UK Fest date | Bhubaneswar News

Bhubaneswar: Odia’s film ‘Adieu Godard’ has been selected to screen at the prestigious 24th UK Asian Film Festival (UKAFF) which starts on May 4. One of the renowned film festivals in the UK, the event is supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) and the Arts Council of England.“It is …

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Daniel Radcliffe was almost thrown into everything everywhere at once

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals Everything, Everywhere Directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan tried to cast him for the multiverse movie. Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe reveals he was almost cast as Everything everywhere all at once. The sci-fi film follows Chinese-American immigrant Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) who runs a laundromat with …

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Spotlight on the student choreographers of LMU Dance | LIFE+ARTS

Photo by Jules Sica | Loyolan From hip-hop numbers to contemporary performances to experimental dance films, the LMU Dance Spring Concert had it all. The concert featured three student-directed dance films, 10 student-choreographed dances, and a piece performed by guest choreographer, Stephanie Liapis. All of these pieces explore different dance …

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Microperforated Films Market Size, Trends and Forecasts

New Jersey, United States – Verified Market Research provides an encyclopedic study of micro-perforated films market with holistic information about important factors and aspects impacting the future growth of the market. The Microperforated Films Market has been analyzed for the forecast period 2022-2029 and the historical period 2015-2021. To assist …

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Buy now, pay later goes beyond “traditional” debt such as mortgages or auto loans

More Britons have borrowed through Buy Now, Pay Later services since the start of 2021 than they have taken on traditional debt such as bank loans or mortgages, according to a new study. Ten per cent of adults had used the BNPL, while 6 per cent had taken out a …

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Best things to do this week: April 11-17, 2022

The Road to River Revival Concert Series returns this week to Market Square Park in downtown | Courtesy of Market Square Park Updated Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Make the most of your week with our top 15 festivals, events and things to do this week in Houston …

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Rickshaw Girl projected at ECU

Rickshaw Girl, directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, screened at the European Independent Film Festival on Sunday, according to a press release. The film was screened in the virtual edition of the European Independent Film Festival, held April 8-10 in Paris, France. The festival will soon open its chapter in Bangladesh. …

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#DirectorsCut: Subhadro Choudhury’s ‘Clerk’ Attempts a New Transcendent Art Language | Bengali Cinema News

What the golden age of Bengali cinema has left us is a legacy of endless possibilities. If today, the films of Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Ritwik Ghatak, Buddhadeb Dasgupta or Tapan Sinha are part of our consciousness, it is thanks to their ability to illuminate the “dark chambers of our …

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The new wave of Asian filmmakers

FDCP President and CEO Liza Dino with mentors and attendees at Full Circle Lab PH 2019 held in Batangas. Besides success in mainstream cinema, Asian films have also made waves in the international film festival circuits, including Cannes and Venice, among others. The whole world is now watching Asia. What …

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NBC News investigation into the company that refinanced Trump Tower reveals a lot of oddities

Trump Tower’s $100 million mortgage has been the subject of much speculation after Trump launched a coup against the US government that left people dead in the United States Capitol building, with innocent souls wondering if Trump might ever find a bank sordid enough to work with a seditionist. Things …

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Independent Film Reviews Mr Geek

Mr. Geeky Indie Film Reviews Mr. Geeky Indie Movie Reviews – For A Few Dollars More Mr. Geeky Independent Film Reviews – Spring Independent Film Reviews of Mr. Geeky – Cursed Mr. Geeky Indie Movie Reviews – Gretel and Hansel Mr Geeky critic and blogger brings his passion and his …

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North by North International Film Festival announces varied lineup – Reuters

DULUTH – Zeitgeist has announced the lineup for its first international film festival North by North. More than 80 films of varying lengths will be screened at the nonprofit’s Zeitgeist Zinema from April 27 through May 1. “The primary aim of the festival is to provide a platform for filmmakers …

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Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Market Size, Growth and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – This Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB) Market The report study provides detailed information on various industrial aspects such as techniques, models and major competitors operating in different districts. The examiners use step-by-step testing processes to provide perfect and essential information about the state and development of the …

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Ill. Legal Funding Bill Raises Concerns About Pressure On Settlement

By Lauraann Wood (April 7, 2022, 4:48 p.m. EDT) – Illinois lawmakers sent Governor JB Pritzker’s office Wednesday legislation regulating the state’s largely unchecked consumer legal funding market, despite concerns from opponents of the bill that it could add an invisible side to settlement negotiations and hurt lawsuit resolutions more …

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After a festival, Aditya Kriplani struggles to get his film released | Web series

Filmmaker Aditya Kriplani Not todaywhich tackles the subject of suicide and mental health, has traveled to various film festivals and won awards, but the path to its release proves to be an arduous one. He reveals that with OTT having become dependent on stars, independent filmmakers have to pay the …

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Vietnamese Films Compete at SIFF and IFTS International Film Festivals | culture/arts

A scene in the animated film titled “U Linh Tick Ky: Magic Powder” The 8-minute anime film titled “U Linh Tick Ky: Magic powder” directed by Leo Dinh will compete in the Family Picture Show category while the themed image “Nhung Dua Tre Trong Suong” (Children of the Mist) by …

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The TWINEMIES podcast streaming now! | News

‘Twinemies’ – the cheesiest, gayest, samest podcast of 2022, is a romantic musical comedy for queer teens. Produced by SYN MediaPodcast Incubator Program of and funded by the Community Broadcasting Foundation, it features fiercely intelligent and somewhat unhinged twins, Darcy and Chloe, who were thrust into the eyes of the …

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Hard Coated Films Market Size, Growth Drivers and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – The research study on the Hard Coated Films Market offers you detailed and precise analyzes to strengthen your position on the market. It provides the latest updates and powerful insights on the Hard Coated Films industry to help you improve your business tactics and ensure …

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Slick Cash Loan Offers Instant Loans Guaranteed Approval Online Across the United States

Slick Cash Loan makes it easy for anyone to get a loan with instant loans online with guaranteed approval. Slick Cash Loan, the leading online loan service renowned for its fast and reliable loan services, now offers online instant loans with guaranteed approval across the United States. Those short on …

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AGBO Sets Dates for Second No Sleep ‘Til Film Fest Short Film Competition – Deadline

AGBO today announced that its second annual film competition, No Sleep ’til Film Fest, inviting filmmakers from around the world to make a short film in just 48 hours, will run from April 29 to May 1. The free virtual festival reflects the independent film and TV production company’s ongoing …

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Queer Parivaar shows how to make LGBTQ+ South Asians feel seen

Bollywood, loved by millions for its opulence, melodramatic storylines and long dance sequences, still has a long way to go in representing people’s real life experiences. Its queer representation, for example, is sorely lacking. That’s why filmmaker Shiva Raichandani set out to change the narrative, delivering the dynamism of India’s …

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Soft Touch Lamination Films Market Size, Growth and Forecast

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Pawnshop firm to refund £2million to customers over unaffordable loans

THOUSANDS of borrowers could be repaid for unaffordable loans made between April 2014 and October 2019. Pawnbroker H&T has said it will refund customers more than £2million after finding more than one in 10 loans should never have been made in the first place. 1 Thousands of customers could be …

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Michelle Materre, champion of black independent film, dies at 67

Michelle Materre, a distributor and educator who promoted the voice of black women in film and released influential independent films from black creators, died March 11 in White Plains, NY. She was 67. A friend, Kathryn Bowser, said the cause was oral cancer. Ms. Materre was an early proponent of …

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It’s Wicked Queer LGBTQ+ Festival time of year; ‘Morbius’, ‘Banyan Tree’ and ‘Apollo’ reviewed

Film Ahead is a weekly column highlighting special events and repertoire programming for the discerning Camberville movie buff. It also includes capsule reviews of films that are not subject to a feature film review. Film festivals the bad fagot folk kicks off the 38th Boston LGBTQ+ Film Festival on April …

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The Winston-Salem Symphony will present the pop concert “The Sounds of Cinema: Heroes and Villains” and “Superhero Sountrack!” family concert | The music

 n celebration of film music, Winston-Salem Symphony will present two concerts featuring superhero soundtracks for all ages. A Music That Pops concert titled “The Sounds of Cinema: Heroes and Villains” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, followed by an Ignite Family Series concert titled “Superhero Soundtrack!” …

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Jim Carrey video of actor forcibly kissing Alicia Silverstone resurfaces after criticism from Will Smith

Jim Carrey is being called out for ‘hypocrisy’ after saying Will Smith ‘should have been’ arrested for punching Chris Rock at the Oscars. The actor, 60, slammed Smith following the ceremony, during which Smith took the stage and punched Rock after he made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett …

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Study of resistivity and emissivity of a film membrane for EUV lithography

Researchers present a method to develop an EUV film with better thermal stability that can withstand high-power EUV light sources. New technical article from Hanyang University and the University of Texas at Dallas. Abstract“A pellicle is a thin membrane structure that protects an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) mask from contamination during …

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Solar Control Films Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, United States – Verified Market Research offers an encyclopedic study of solar control films market with holistic information about vital factors and aspects that impact the future growth of the market. The Solar Control Films Market has been analyzed for the forecast period 2022-2028 and the historical period …

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London payday lenders targeted by protesters calling for change

Local members of a national group representing low- and middle-income families demonstrated Thursday against payday loan and check cashing operators. ACORN Canada members conducted an awareness campaign aimed at putting pressure on high interest lenders. The small protest at 5 p.m. was one of many demonstrations across Canada, timed to …

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