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Fear of Suez Canal closure drives up price of crude oil futures

Crude oil futures spiked Friday as violent anti-government demonstrations roiled Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Yemen. Of particular concern is the besieged government in Egypt, which controls the Suez Canal. The Suez canal is a main artery for the shipment of oil from the Middle East to the Western Hemisphere. Egyptian unrest threatens oil supply Fears
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US Senator Harry Reid trying to ban brothels in Nevada

Harry Reid is a Democratic U.S. Senator from Nevada. In a statement read to the Nevada Senate and Assembly, Senator Harry Reid called to ban brothels in Nevada. The statements received a chilly reception and likely will not lead to legislative action. Harry Reid says to ban brothels in Nevada The Democratic Nevada Senator Harry
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Lt. Dan Choi arrested during DADT protest

Just outside the White House today, openly gay Iraq veteran Lt. Dan Choi and others were arrested while marching to the White House after a Human Rights Campaign rally. No word yet if group members will be getting quick loans to bail out Lt. Dan Choi or the other arrested individuals. The group was marching
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Thousands of dead birds fall from the sky in Arkansas town

Why did thousands of birds fall from the sky in Arkansas? State wildlife officials began testing carcasses of red-winged blackbirds that rained down on the town of Beebe on New Year’s Eve. Biologists suspect that severe weather or fireworks, rather than disease or poison, caused the birds to fall from the sky. Birds fall from

Colleges Looking for Fast Cash are Finding it with the Seniors

Senior citizens in the classroom Colleges are struggling to find fast cash these days and surprisingly, it’s coming to them via an odd client base. It seems that senior citizens are courting colleges looking for non-credited classes. That works well for colleges because they can charge anywhere between $25 to $500 per class and it

Massive Haitian earthquake damage; aid requirements tremendous

7.0 magnitude earthquake has altered the lives of over three million people Reports indicate that the Haiti earthquake death toll may reach into the thousands. The United States, United Nations, European Union, France, Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Iceland, Britain, the Inter-American Development Bank and various other agencies are all offering Haitian earthquake aid in the form
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Irish vote on tough austerity measures to trim budget

The Irish vote on the country’s austerity measures is being closely watched. The Republic of Ireland is receiving a bundle of bailout loans, similar to Greece, and austerity measures have to be implemented. The aim is to free up several billion euros. Irish vote on cuts of billions of euros The Irish budget vote is being

Short Term Loans in a Tough Economy

Unemployment in Elkhart, Indiana Short term loans are proving to be a viable option as America’s financial recession persists. One city that is taking the recession harder than most is Elkhart, Indiana. They are currently suffering one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. Mayor Dick Moore stated, “When [your city has] one in every five
Simplifying your finances doesn't have to be difficult. With these six simple steps, you can get a better handle on your money. (Photo: flickr.com)

Debt Relief | Simplify your Finances in 6 Easy Steps

The 80/20 Rule When it comes to the 80/20 rule, I’ve been applying it to everything in my life, especially in regards to subjects such as financial stability and debt relief. When it comes to my home, work, car, clothes and even my wallet, I have been trying to get rid of all the subterfuge
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David Frum | A republican reaction to health care reform

By almost any definition, David Frum is a conservative, Republican member of the political community. A conservative activist and former economic speechwriter for President George W. Bush, David Frum has written several books about the Republican right and is a well-known commentator on U.S. and Canadian politics. So when David Frum outlined in his CNN.com

An Online Cash Advance Is a Fast Solution

Make it to payday with an online cash advance Money causes so many problems, especially when you don’t have enough of it. When you’re counting every dollar until next payday, any unexpected expense can wreak havoc on your budget. Something as simple as an unusually high utility bill or a minor car repair can be
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Back to Business after a Cash Advance Loan

Work: A welcome return I met up with my son this afternoon and I was delighted to see him smiling and looking very relaxed. “What’s going on?” I asked, thinking maybe he’d just gotten a cash advance loan. “Cars are pouring in,” he said. “Don’t ask me why or where from; I don’t know. All
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Sporkle versus Sporcle | Entertainment website showdown

So, you’re looking for somewhere online to spend some time – so should you be spending that time on Sporkle or Sporcle? Yes, Sporkle and Sporcle are different websites, and while they will both very effectively eat up time, they are far from the same. While you’re waiting a few minutes for your online payday
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Americans disagree with Social Security cuts to trim deficit

According to a recent poll conducted by research firm GfK Roper and funded by AARP, Americans largely disapprove of cutting Social Security in order to reduce the national deficit. The Huffington Post reports that polls results show that 85 percent of adults are against cutting Social Security. A large sample (72 percent) “strongly opposes” such
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Pittsboro Courthouse Fire | John Edwards sex tapes safe

In 129 years, the Chatham County Courthouse has probably seen several historical events, but yesterday evening the Pittsboro courthouse fire turned the Chatham County Courthouse into a smoldering shell of its former self. The Pittsboro courthouse fire is receiving quite a bit of attention because the fire threatened tapes that reportedly show former Presidential candidate
Despite new health care changes, consumers are still using savings and short term loans to fund expenses.

Consumers seek short term loans for medical expenses

Studies are showing that the 50 million Americans who are without medical insurance are using short term loans to cover their growing medical expenses. This group of consumers is the target of President Obama and his health care program. Unfortunately, his plans may be thwarted because there are still a lot of things to be
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Northern Ireland | Irish terrorism still persists

Hostilities and conflict in Northern Ireland have been around for so long that its people have forgotten the root cause of it. John Soule, a political scientist studying this ongoing conflict, declared that the conflict can be considered a ritual wherein both sides are locked in a dance and cannot get out. Using observations and