In planning another whistle stop trip, the train to Lincoln (California Zephyr) seems feasible. But terminating in the capital and bypassing Nebraska’s nearby major city means foregoing another opportunity to experience what appears to be a majestic large public space in Omaha, the Union Passenger Terminal Great Hall.
From: Greg Fisher [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:09 PM To: Annette Dubas, state senator, Nebraska Subject: credit score, employers, Nebraska Unicameral Legislature
A report quotes you saying, “The use of a credit score in job applications has an especially negative impact on women, the disabled, and certain populations such as Hispanic and African Americans because their scores tend to be lower.”
From: Greg Fisher [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Friday, February 08, 2013 4:08 PM To: John Branham, public relations and social media manager, TransUnion Interactive, TransUnion Subject: 30, 30
USA Today publisher Gannett will make a correction to its latest story about credit scores. You can believe that prediction because it isn’t easy to get around fundamental numbers.
USA Today claims that the VantageScore credit score scale is 501 to 999 when it is actually 501-990.
But, McPaper is in good company. Testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives, VantageScore chief Barrett Burns committed the same error twice, according to the official record. VantageScore’s account of history is peculiarly different.
Further, Gannett will make a correction because the company has never come to terms with its inaccurate story about employers and credit scores. The newspaper’s response was to use the pathetic and annoying “Read the story again” strategy. Its editorial department (fine people, all) is, thankfully, cooperative and much wiser. Happy Groundhog Day, by the way.
From: Greg Fisher [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Friday, February 01, 2013 11:01 AM To: Robert Loring, founder and managing partner, Revolution Capital Group, LLC; William Barker, publisher, Tampa Tribune; William Barker, publisher, Tampa Tribune (2) Cc: Chris Ingram, president and founder, 411 Communications; Nancy C. Detert, chair, Committee on Commerce and Tourism, Florida Senate; Regan McCarthy, senior producer/assignment editor, WFSU-FM/ Florida Public Radio Subject: RE: Florida Senate Committee on Commerce and Tourism, Revolution Capital Group
You published, “So the Legislature is here to save the day because Detert has apparently deduced that people are unemployed because they can’t get a job because of the bad economy, which caused them to pay their J.C. Penney bill late, which caused them to get a lower credit score, which employers are using to deny them jobs they would otherwise be hired for.”