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150% interest on a loan? Consumer advocates hope the threat of a ballot measure will get lenders to ease up

150% interest on a loan? Consumer advocates hope the threat of a ballot measure will get lenders to ease up
  • 150% interest on a loan? Consumer advocates hope the threat of a ballot measure will get lenders to ease up FWC: 150% interest on a loan? Consumer advocates hope the threat of a ballot measure will get lenders to ease up

    When LendMark started offering subprime loans to California residents a few years ago, it noticed something odd: a vast and growing number of big loans offered by rival firms at interest rates of 100% or higher, and relatively few smaller, cheaper loans. To executives at the suburban Atlanta company,…

  • When did basic human comfort become a 'frill' on U.S. airlines? FWC: When did basic human comfort become a ‘frill’ on U.S. airlines?

    To the editor: Here’s why David Lazarus’ Netflix analogy doesn’t work when it comes to describing the indignity of flying with major airlines’ bare-bones “basic economy” fares: Free TV is basic, but it is still a pretty good product. There’s a wide selection of watchable programs. If you’re willing…

  • Broken down and ReKontructed: Quivver is in his finest form in newest album [Exclusive] FWC: Broken down and ReKontructed: Quivver is in his finest form in newest album [Exclusive]

    John Graham — most know him as the certified hitmaker, Quivver. He’s behind several dance anthems that have been permanently sealed into the music’s history, and a prime influencer of house and techno. But what is the true essence behind this prolific artist, who’s operated at juggernaut levels for nearly three decades? With a long overdue ReKonstrukt arriving at our…

  • 21 Savage Says Album Is Done, Teases Release Date FWC: 21 Savage Says Album Is Done, Teases Release Date

    Savage season is here. 21 Savage has revealed that he is done with his new album and it may be dropping as early as this month. Taking to social media, he posted a photo of himself smiling with the caption: “when the album done .” var Tynt=Tynt||[];Tynt.cmd=Tynt.cmd||[]; Tynt.cmd.push(

  • Foo Fighters tease Nirvana reunion performance at Cal Jam 18 FWC: Foo Fighters tease Nirvana reunion performance at Cal Jam 18

    No one likes a surprise more than Dave Grohl, and it looks like Foo Fighters’ frontman has quite a treat in store for attendees of the band’s Cal Jam Fest, which takes place this weekend in San Bernardino, CA. Over the last 24 hours, Foo Fighters have posted two cryptic tweets in reference to Cal Jam. In a tweet announcing a screening…

  • Datsik Talks with Fans About New Music & Future Comeback [SCREENSHOTS] FWC: Datsik Talks with Fans About New Music & Future Comeback [SCREENSHOTS]

    The dust has settled from the Datsik controversy, but still more questions than answers remain. Including, but not limited to, will he make a comeback? And, is there coming back from all that in the first place? Newly surfaced screenshots suggest that, despite everything, Datsik is keeping his chin up and working on new music. While some of his fanbase…

  • Yanks rout A's 7-2 in wild-card game, set up ALDS vs. Red Sox FWC: Yanks rout A’s 7-2 in wild-card game, set up ALDS vs. Red Sox

    Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in. Luis Severino let out a primal scream after escaping a bases-loaded jam with 100 mph heat. Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut. From the first inning on, there was little doubt….

  • Future Archive shows off the underside of bass and electronica in ‘Vol. 1’ compilation [stream now] FWC: Future Archive shows off the underside of bass and electronica in ‘Vol. 1’ compilation [stream now]

    Future Archive Recordings was created as a platform providing free reign to its artists’ integrity; this is because the label was founded by artists itself. The atmosphere they create and such a noble vision attracts artists from far and wide, ensuring a dedication to top quality music from those who deserve accolades the most. Thus far, the label has refused…

  • Ticketmaster hit with class action lawsuit following allegations of ticket scalper collusion FWC: Ticketmaster hit with class action lawsuit following allegations of ticket scalper collusion

    Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation have been served with a class action lawsuit that accuses Ticketmaster of “actively [encouraging] scalpers to resell event tickets on its site because it collects a fee on both the initial sale and resale.” The lawsuit was filed on September 28 in a California federal court. “Have you ever wondered why Ticketmaster has been unable…

  • AC Slater and BIJOU Join Forces On “Louis V” FWC: AC Slater and BIJOU Join Forces On “Louis V”

    I’m a little late to the game here, but AC Slater just dropped the 7th Volume of his legendary Night Bass compilations. The compilation features artists like Taiki Nulight, Volac, and more but I want to bring special attention to the AC Slater and BIJOU collab Louis V. The lead single off of the EP, these two masterminds bring their…

  • Ella Mai Taps Chris Brown, John Legend, & H.E.R. for Debut Album FWC: Ella Mai Taps Chris Brown, John Legend, & H.E.R. for Debut Album

    All eyes are on Ella Mai as she prepares to release her self-titled debut album. Ahead of the Oct. 12 release, the British singer-songwriter has revealed the tracklisting. Executive produced by DJ Mustard, the 15 tracks include the 3x platinum hit “Boo’d Up” and follow-up “Trip,” along with three guest appearances from Chris Brown (“Whatchamacallit”), John Legend (“Everything”), and H.E.R.…

  • ACTNTRL Revives Mid-2000’s Classic with Original Dance Floor Heater [LISTEN] FWC: ACTNTRL Revives Mid-2000’s Classic with Original Dance Floor Heater [LISTEN]

    One of our favorite rising house acts, Actntrl is back with another steady burner. “Drip Sweat” marks Actntrl’s debut on L’America, as a tech house rendition of a classic mid-2000’s hit any avid music listener will recognize instantly. This track uses the nostalgia of David Banner’s “Play” to its advantage, but thrives on its own with an all new, original mix…