DALLAS (AP) — The board of a Texas charter school co-founded by Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders will vote this week on surrendering its charter after two years of management feuds and financial woes that led to a state takeover of its governance.

The board of the nonprofit Prime Prep Academy will meet Monday night to vote on surrendering its charter, the night before the State Office of Administrative Hearings has scheduled a hearing on final revocation of the schools charter, The Dallas Morning News reported (http://bit.ly/1urHIEZ ).

T. Christopher Lewis is board president of Uplift Fort Worth, which holds the Prime Prep charter. He tells the newspaper that the schools...

The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund on Friday announced the award of 12 new business loans totaling $311,980 that created or retained 28 jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

The fund, a subsidiary of Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, has awarded 140 loans totaling $3.5 million since its inception in 2001, creating at least 202 jobs and retaining another 258, the organization said.

Working exclusively with individuals unable to obtain loans through conventional sources, Rising Tide has seen 76 loans paid in full and only 12 written off as uncollectible, a highly successful conversion rate for such a program, the organization said.

Some businesses have everything going...

When Christopher Poole–better known as moot–founded the iconic message board 4chan at the age of 15, more than 11 years ago, he couldnt have known what the site would eventually achieve. As in, more than 1.2 million daily visitors, and more than 21 million daily page views. But he had to have had an inkling of the breeding ground for controversy it could become if it were to catch on. Because if we’ve learned anything over the past decade, it’s that online anonymity is a key ingredient to encouraging the cyberbullies, the perverts, the racists, the stalkers and the other trolls. People who would otherwise be too cowardly to post anything remotely offensive are suddenly...

Tired of the bus? Is your high school junker finally on the way out? Well, regardless of your transportation situation, buying a car is a major financial decision.

So, before you walk into the dealership or start to search online, you should take a few things into consideration to better prepare you for buying a car.

How to Buy a Car: Research Your Options

Know what you’re looking for in a new vehicle. Take the time to research different makes, models, features and feedback on cars. You can do this by visiting various dealerships or searching options online, including manufacturer websites, local dealership websites, or other sites such as Craigslist and eBay Motors.

Also,...

Uber drivers attempting to follow the law are getting screwed by Uber in California. A Buzzfeed investigation revealed that Uber suspended at least 12 drivers last month for properly registering their cars as commercial vehicles. To get their jobs back, Uber said the drivers had to re-register the cars as personal vehicles, which is a clear violation of DMV rules.

Uber lets people buy and lease cars through a company financing program. This program encourages drivers to register their cars as personal vehicles, but some participating dealerships ignored that and recommended that people register according to the law: as commercial cars. Those are the people who got screwed over here:

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The title insurance executive who committed suicide with a nail gun last year stole money his company, American Title Services, held in trust for clients in order to pay off federal tax debts rather than face jail if he didnt, according to a copy of a suicide note filed in federal court.

Richard Talley, 56, said his thefts began in about 2007, when the Internal Revenue Service was threating (sic) to place me in jail, take all my assets and put my family in the streets, the unsigned, undated, typewritten note asserts.

Seeing no way out I took money, he wrote in the note that was not addressed, but appeared to be written for his wife, Cheryl Talley.

As the company continued...

AMHERST, Nova Scotia, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — It is inevitable that at some point in time, a vehicle will deteriorate and fail. For drivers in the Amherst-area community who are in possession of a vehicle that is failing and find themselves looking for a more reliable mode of transportation, Amherst Toyota has answers. Not only does the dealership have an extensive inventory of new Toyota models and high-quality pre-owned vehicles at budget prices, but they also provide unrivaled financial options.

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When in need of a new vehicle, financing is often the biggest concern faced by consumers. At Amherst...

By Dacey Zouzas The grants manager is a very critical component of the Merrimack Valley Food Bank (MVFB). Funding from grants represents 40 percent of the financial resources used to operate MVFBs eight feeding programs; other sources of revenue include fundraising, donations, and fees.

The grants manager position is responsible for developing the foundation and corporate funding strategy and fostering those relationships to maintain secure financial support for program and capital needs.

In researching grants, the grants manager performs due diligence to correctly identify the foundations and corporations that have a similar philanthropic focus to the non-profit. The grants...