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Mantua accepts Inversand donation from Lowe’s Home Improvement |

“And unfortunately, this particular company closed up shop, they left town and people were unable to get their money back unless they went to small claims court.” The recent storms that hit Mid-Missouri may only make matters worse this summer. “With the storms that we saw last week, you get a lot of those fly-by-night companies where, they’ll come in, they’ll quote you a price to do the work. Sometimes they’ll do the work, sometimes they’ll take your money and they’ll leave and they won’t do the work,” Harrison said. The Missouri Attorney General recently took action against 16 home-repair businesses for consumer fraud. According to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division , consumers have filed 334 complaints against home-repair businesses statewide this year. There are several ways consumers can protect themselves from potential scams.
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The yield on interest-earning assets increased from 3.77% to 3.83% during this period while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased four basis points during the period to 0.92%. Noninterest Income Noninterest income decreased in the second quarter of 2014 to $3.4 million, as compared to noninterest income for the second quarter of 2013 of $6.4 million. Security gains of approximately $1.9 million were recognized in the second quarter of 2013.
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The North Carolina-based retailer announced Tuesday it would spend about $20 million to buy and equip an office building in a business park on the citys northwest side. The company expects to open the center early next year. Lowes vice president Don Easterling said the Indianapolis site was picked to add a Midwest location to its current call centers in North Carolina and New Mexico. The Indianapolis center will occupy a building that housed information technology operations for drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. until its lease expired last year.
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View/Post Comments MANTUA Township officials met with employees of Lowe’s Home Improvement Thursday morning to accept adonation for field work at the Inversand fossil pit . The store sits in a shopping center adjacent to Inversand. Employee-volunteers erected a shed thatwill facilitate field work for scientists and students currently excavating the site, where innumerable fossils dating back 65 million years have been steadily dug up over the last 12 years. “Paleontology is a very labor-intensive science,” said Ken Lacovara, the Drexel University professor who leads excavations at Inversand. “Part of the problem we have is hauling fossils out of a 40-foot pit. This will allow us to do some initial preparation removing sediment and all the things that make it heavy so we can more easily and safely transport it back to the lab.” Gloucester County freeholder and economic development liaison Heather Simmons praised the cooperation between the township and business.
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