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Bank of America Website Down, Again

Bank of America Website Down, Again

 

Some users trying to access bankofamerica.com get a message that the home page is temporarily unavailable.

Spokeswoman Tara Burke says customers experiencing slowness or who can't get through should keep trying. She says the access problems are a result of the bank managing traffic volume during peak use. She declined to say whether volume has surged in recent days.

Problems began on Friday, a day after the bank said it would start charging a $5 monthly fee for customers using debit cards. Burke insists there's no connection. Burke says there's been no hacking and no customer information was compromised.

Bank of America, based in Charlotte, N.C., is the biggest U.S. bank by deposits.

 

1st Place Sports Opens Town Center Store

Place Sports, Jacksonville’s Running Headquarters stores for more than 30 years, opened its newest store today at The Markets at the St. Johns Town Center, announced co-owners Doug and Jane Alred.  The store is located next to West Marine.

TODAY: Expo Offers Something for Everyone

The Business & Health Expo, hosted by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Garber AutoMall and St. Vincent’s Healthcare will be held on September 22, 2011 at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Thrasher-Horne Conference Center is located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park.

Expo Offers Something for Everyone

The Business & Health Expo, hosted by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce and presented by Garber AutoMall and St. Vincent’s Healthcare will be held on September 22, 2011 at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Thrasher-Horne Conference Center is located at 283 College Drive in Orange Park.

Florida Legislators Want to Reform Personal Injury Protection Insurance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- If you drive a car in Florida you are required to have personal injury protection, PIP, this mandatory insurance has been required since 1972.

But now there's a move to change it. The state's insurance commissioner says the no fault insurance is riddled with fraud and bogus claims.

"It's like whack a mole. You close it down one place and it pops up somewhere else. They're very proficient at finding those weaknesses."

Kevin McCarthy said the system is costing Floridians hundreds of millions of dollars on their car insurance premiums. The Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater agrees and says it's time to fix it or flush it.

"You can't keep throwing consumers to the wolves"

Atwater said the frequency of crashes is down in Florida, but PIP payments are up 70 percent in just the last two years. Change is necessary.

"It is a very bad thing for consumers"

According to Survey, Number of Workers Living Paycheck to Paycheck at Pre-Recession Levels

According to Survey, Number of Workers Living Paycheck to Paycheck at Pre-Recession Levels

As the U.S. keeps a close eye on the stock market; CareerBuilder’s survey shows the financial situation for some households is improving. Forty-two percent of workers say they usually or always live paycheck to paycheck, an improvement from 43 percent in 2010 and in line with levels seen back in 2007. The number of workers who have missed a bill payment has decreased year-over-year; one-in-five (20 percent) say they have missed payments on bills in the last year, slightly improved from 22 percent at this time last year. This is according to a new nationwide survey of more than 5,200 workers by CareerBuilder that was conducted from May 18 to June 3, 2011.

TOMORROW: Orange Park Mall to host a Back to School Fashion Show

Orange Park Mall will host a Back to School Fashion Show on Saturday, August 13 at 2 p.m. featuring mall retailers. 

On Sunday, August 14 kids will enjoy face painting and balloon artists at the Back to School Kidgits Event from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.