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So, you think you understand the basics of the gambling industry and what it means for our government to partner with the corporations behind it?

Think again.

Despite industry attempts to sanitize what goes on in the casinos and betting parlors that are spreading across the national landscape, the hard truth is that the core of the business frequently boils down to this: Read More

U.S. Representative Brad Miller and Holly Petraeus with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) were in Raleigh Monday to hear firsthand about the financial hardships facing military men and women.

Rep. Miller says it is troubling to hear cases of wrongful foreclosures involving active and reserve military in North Carolina.

Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), mortgage servicers must follow special procedures when foreclosing on homes belonging to active-duty members of the armed forces.

But the Congressman notes that ten leading U.S. banks may have unlawfully foreclosed on the mortgages of nearly 5,000 active-duty members of the US military, according to data recently released by the Treasury Department. Read More