“The Tennessee Consumer Protection Act § 47-18-1001 requires Credit Services Businesses, also known as Credit Repair Companies, to register with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs and to obtain a $100,000 Surety Bond. This bond is for the consumer’s protection against fraudulent business practices. These companies are also required to allow consumers five (5) business days to cancel a contract for service.”–From the Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division web page.
Consumer can click on a link on this page to find the companies that have complied with this law.
Also there are links to documents that are designed to help consumers learn more about credit service businesses, credit repair, and debt management plans.
For professions in Tennessee: ”[Y]ou can verify the license status of people in dozens of professions, including home improvement/contractors, real estate agents, security guards, cosmetologists, and many more. To see what professions you can search for, when you enable the search form, select from the “professions” pull-down menu.”–From the website.
“Welcome to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP). From its inception, the SEP was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. You can cite fixed editions that are created on a quarterly basis and stored in our Archives (every entry contains a link to its complete archival history, identifying the fixed edition the reader should cite).”–From the website
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“HIV/AIDS Database Update
This compilation of data from 219 countries and areas on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths is updated to include new data for more than 100 countries. Major updates include new data for China, Ghana, Ethiopia, India and Cameroon. The database focuses on HIV/AIDS surveillance data for countries and areas with at least 5,000 population, with the exception of Northern America (including the United States) and U.S. territories. Public health surveillance involves the collection, analysis and use of data to provide public health prevention resources where needed.”–From the website
The 2014 U. S. News and World Report rankings of national universities has been released. Princeton is now at the top of the list. The University of Tennessee is #101, the University of Arkansas is #128, Mississippi State University is #142, and the University of Mississippi is #150. The University of Mempis was RNP.