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December 16, 2020
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November 5, 2020
PBSA Special Announcement: Arkansas Litigation Win
PBSA received the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision in our ongoing litigation against Benton County Court Clerk Jennifer Jones.
August 6, 2020
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Handout for Global Learning Center: Credit History Searches in Canada
July 17, 2020
Member Advisory: PBSA and Release 4th Industry Survey Results
PBSA commissioned to conduct the 4th annual survey of our end-user community. This report reveals emerging trends in who is being screened and how often, what elements go into a background check and the increasing value of international screening capabilities.
June 11, 2020
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