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States and cities take gun laws into their own hands with tax plans

Apr 11, 2013
While Congress struggles with gun legislation in the wake of Newtown, states and municipalities are taking the lead, many with tax proposals
Posted In: guns, Newtown, Congress, Taxes

Rhode Island Republicans want gun makers to set up shop

Apr 9, 2013
State Minority Leader Brian Newberry says gun manufacturing would bring well-paid jobs to Rhode Island's struggling economy.
Posted In: gun control, Rhode Island, Jobs

NRA's plan for school guards: Who, how much, and how trained

Apr 2, 2013
The NRA reveals its plans to protect schools from shooters like Adam Lanza. What are the plans? And who bears the costs?
Posted In: gun violence, NRA, guns, gun control

Men with guns in schools: Resource officers

Mar 14, 2013
One popular response to the school massacre in Connecticut was a call to put armed guards in all schools. Thousands of schools already have them.
Posted In: guns, schools, safety, school security

Gunmaker reports surge in sales -- before Newtown shooting

Feb 28, 2013
Sturm, Ruger said a 50 percent increase in sales was driven by President Obama's re-election campaign, when gun owners feared some guns would be harder, or impossible, to buy.
Posted In: guns

Connecticut elected officials vs. Facebook on protecting Newton families

Feb 27, 2013
Elected officials in Connecticut want Facebook to take Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist pages down; Facebook says no -- but points out that it has been dealing with the issue and is in constant contact with families affected by the tragedy.
Posted In: Facebook, Newtown, gun control, Obama

Billions of bullets: Cheap and unregulated

Feb 26, 2013
A new article explores the expansive business of ammunition in the United States, and whether a bullet tax would act as effective regulation.
Posted In: guns, bullets

The gun-show loophole: Not about gun shows, and not a loophole

Feb 12, 2013
Most vendors at gun shows are federally licensed dealers, who are required to do background checks on buyers. It's gun collectors and private sellers that aren't federally licensed.
Posted In: guns, Obama, State of the Union

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.
Posted In: Chicago, violence, public housing

An economic breakdown of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood

Feb 11, 2013
This week, Marketplace's Sylvester Monroe reports from Englewood, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side, which has one of the highest homicide rates in the city.
Posted In: Chicago, guns

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A near billion dollar company, World Finance is the largest of an often-overlooked breed of high-cost lender: installment lenders. Ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, the loans typically last anywhere from six months to three years. The industry boasts millions of customers and over 4,000 locations across at least 19 states, mostly in the south and Midwest, and touts the product as a consumer-friendly alternative to payday loans. World and its competitors gouge borrowers with unnecessary insurance products and persuade their customers to renew their loans over and over again, creating a cycle of debt that often grinds on for years.