$15 billion jobs bill passes Senate 70-28

13 Republicans and two Independents cross the aisle Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D) calls it “investing in America.”  After a 70-28 vote in the Senate, the $15 billion Democratic jobs bill to stimulate job creation has passed with 55 Democrats, 13 Republicans and two Independents saying yes. Considering just how far the American workforce and
Itching to live in a big city? You'll probably spend more time in your car than you do in your dramatically overpriced home.

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Sticking to my story A few weeks ago I wrote an article called “I’m Sorry I Don’t Want to Live in the Big City.” Yet another couple of my friends are moving across the state this weekend, further aggravating my condition. My condition is one of mild irritation. It gets inflamed when people who live
Dennis Blair

Dennis Blair resigns from Director of National Intelligence post

After 16 months in the post, Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, has resigned from his office.  He was appointed by President Obama. Dennis Blair was a highly qualified candidate, and in his capacity, he oversaw operations of multiple agencies including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others.  He had
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Romanian witch tax caps off a big year for witches

Recently, the Romanian government passed what people are calling a “witch tax.” The tax applies to  people who are employed as witches and fortune tellers, who must now pay income taxes and into government pension funds. There seems to have been a lot of witch related media over the past year. Curses and praises alike
Shiny penny

Tips for staying on budget when the urge gets to be too much

The economic crisis affects most of us every day as we tighten our belts and keep our wallets in check. But like a dieter craving sweets, temptation is always there to consume beyond our means. Thankfully, there are simple things you can do when the cravings get to be too much. Think ahead Thinking long
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NookColor promises more e-reader flexibility

The latest e-reader to be announced, the Color Nook, is the latest offering of Barnes & Noble. The Color Nook will start shipping around Nov. 19. This new e-reader crosses the lines between tablet computer and e-reader. Barnes & Noble introduces color Nook A full-color touchscreen device, the Color Nook is going to be sold
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Canada confirms use of Agent Orange to clear brush

Following a Toronto Star investigation, Canadian officials have acknowledged that the country used the infamous chemical herbicide Agent Orange to kill roadside brush from the 1950s to the 1980s. Agent Orange was used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War for chemical warfare. According to a wide variety of scientific studies, the chemical agent
Nevada

Thousands of Nevada foreclosures halted by injunction

In Nevada, a judge has issued an order halting foreclosures by a Bank of America subsidiary. Approximately 8,900 foreclosures have been halted by this order. The bank is arguing against this order by citing “harm caused to the public interest.” Problems with Nevada foreclosures Recon Trust is a Bank of America subsidiary that operates in
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Steve Jobs announces Apple iPad, world freaks out

How ’bout them Apples From the looks of Twitter, Facebook and Google trends, the Apple press conference, including the release of the iPad, is the only thing going on in the world today. Google news says something about a Toyota recall and Holocaust Remembrance Day, but it’s pretty clear that everyone in the world is
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Holiday money saving ideas 2010 | Budget, bargain and shop

‘Tis the season to shop. Everyone can agree that the holidays are definitely the best time to go out and save a bunch of money on items you’ve always wanted. However, it is also a time of hardship, as most people are either unemployed or wait until the last minute to put together a holiday
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Fed wants its money back from bad B of A mortgage bonds

The foreclosure crisis could be coming home to roost on the banks that caused the housing crisis. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York joined a group of the largest bond investors in the U.S. Wednesday to demand that Bank of America buy back bad mortgage loans packaged into securities. Other mortgage bond investors are
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Delta Air Lines reduces services to Japan as fuel prices rise

Delta Air Lines has announced that flights to Japan will be reduced in the wake of the tsunami and earthquake. Falling demand and rising costs have caused numerous airlines to cut service to and from Japan after the nation was rocked by natural disaster. The entire airline industry is facing falling revenues and rising fuel
This Federal Reserve/Vanderbilt/Penn study tries to connect payday loans to credit ruin, but what they leave out suggests a rosier alternative. (Photo: flickr.com)

Fed Study Unintentionally Paints Rosier Picture for Payday Loans

Why Use Credit Cards When There Are Payday Loans? Credit cards have proven to be both a useful tool in establishing a credit history and a bane to those consumers who hope to maintain a good credit history. The temptation to “swipe and go” has been actively cultivated by the American media. With the magic
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Tips to help in your battle for weight loss

There are so many books and videos to help you in your efforts to lose weight. But for those of us who have not conquered the battle and are still carrying around excessive weight, we just can’t settle on the first try. We are still reading and wanting to learn new ways and find out
King of the Jungle

An endangered species: Jaguars in North America

Jaguars once lived and roamed about in the southern United States and close to the tip of South America. However, now they are down to nearly half that range from that of a hundred years ago. Every year thousands of jaguars were killed by hunters for their pelts up until the mid-1970s. An estimated 50,000
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FCC proposes net neutrality Third Way

Net neutrality, in a nutshell is fast, open, equal and affordable Internet access to all Americans. Some broadband providers have proposed to start charging more to their customers for higher levels of service, much like cell phone companies. The Federal Communications Commission started an uproar in the net neutrality debate on Thursday when it announced
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