Business, consumer advocates push legislative issues

...Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard, R-Sandy Springs.He also announced Friday that he is sponsoring a bill to protect stock brokers and other investment bankers from lawsuits if they report suspected flimflams against the elderly or disabled. That won praise...

Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

...center at 800-318-2596.** You can consult a local insurance broker or agent. Go to http://www.nahu.org/consumer/ findagent2...with the exchange are marked with this below their name: Exchange Broker Certifications: GA

Three qualify to seek District 7 seat in special election

...serving his hometown was a lifelong practice that he'll continue whether or not he wins the election.A retired mortgage broker and retired lieutenant colonel with 40 years in the Army, reserves and Georgia National Guard, Pittman is a pilot and president...

Georgia Bank & Trust consolidates broker operations

Georgia Bank & Trust consolidated its broker operations into one office.The Augusta-based bank moved its Financial Services and Arsenal Advisory Group from locations across...

Federal Trade Commission chairwoman says coming bonanza of connected devices poses privacy concerns

...has made the issue a priority, pursuing a number of investigations and enforcement actions against tech companies and data brokers that collect and sell consumer information.Most tech companies say they take steps to protect customer information against...

Group files ethics complaint against Sanford

...payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker.An Associated Press report last month revealed that the two...on the N.C. Banking Commission, which regulates mortgage brokers. LendingTree has faced scrutiny from regulators in other states...

Sanford got payout from lender after taking office

...stock payouts from an online mortgage broker accused by regulators of deceiving customers...banking commissioners who regulate mortgage brokers.Some of the payments to McCrory and Sanford...later. In addition to licensing mortgage brokers, the commission investigates complaints...

Harris, Pittman qualify for District 7 special election

...candidate be at least 21 and live in the district one year before the election. The fee is $360.Pittman is a retired mortgage broker and president of a neighborhood group, the West Augusta Alliance. Harris, an insurance agent who served on the Augusta-Richmond...

Gold 'grill' stolen from Augusta home, pawned

...home in the 2100 block of Willhaven Drive.A few days later, deputies learned the thief pawned the teeth at AAA Gun & Pawn Brokers at 2760 Tobacco Road on Dec. 3 for $25.After meeting with the store's owner Dec. 17, deputies learned that the thief...

Memorabilia brokers could be fined if bill passes

...impose what he calls a hefty fine on anyone jeopardizing the eligibility of a student athlete like the sports-memorabilia broker who paid Georgia running back Todd Gurley for his autograph.The bill has the same number as Gurley's jersey at the request...