Christopher Columbus

Celebrations soon to begin for Columbus Day 2010

Columbus Day 2010 will be on Monday, Oct. 11. The second Monday of October is always celebrated as Columbus Day. Banks will not be open. Post offices will not be open either on Columbus Day 2010. The United States isn’t the only country that celebrates Columbus Day. However, some people question whether it should really

More new homes that no one wants to borrow money for

Despite dismal outlook, new homes are actually being built. Good news on the economic front, especially real estate, is a welcome change from the dismay that has become the norm. However, the number of people borrowing money for new homes is stagnant. Most new mortgage applications are for loan modification, not finance loans for a

Reverse mortgages are secured loans that don’t always work out

The reverse mortgage loan Reverse mortgages are secured loans that come with a catch. Just ask Ernest Minor of Marysville, California about them. He had a reverse mortgage and hoped it would pay for his wife’s medical bills. She eventually passed away and his loan came due. He received a bill for $200,000 from the
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FedEx heralds modest economic recovery

FedEx has announced that its fiscal third-quarter profits more than doubled from a year ago, the first year-over-year profit increase in five quarters. Revenues increased by 7 percent to $8.70 billion, and the company posted earnings of $239 million, or 76 cents per share, compared to $97 million, or 31 cents per share, in the
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Student loan debt exceeds credit card debt as college costs rise

Americans now owe more for their student loans than their credit card debt. While people are paying down their credit card balances in the aftermath of the financial crisis, college costs continue to rise. Some analysts say less consumer protection for student loans than other types of borrowing is a reason for the trend. Others
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Reagan Republicans would not vote for the Gipper at gunpoint

If Ronald Reagan were still alive, he would celebrate his 100th birthday Sunday, Feb. 6. Since Reagan left office in 1989, he has come to be venerated as a saint by conservative Republicans. But while so-called “Reagan Republicans” revise Reagan’s record to support their political beliefs, “the Gipper,” who died in 2004 at 93, couldn’t
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What Can a Low-Rate Personal Loan Do for You?

Low-Rate Personal loans can help I know several people who have gotten payday loans for all kinds of different reasons. I’ve had friends who used them to get their cars back from tow yards that charge hundreds of dollars a day if you leave them there. I’ve had relatives use payday loans to avoid overdrawing

“Agnostic” definition of Obama’s deficit stance

Will the tough budget deficit decisions be made? So “agnostic definition” is something the Google searchers wants to know today. My guess is that it doesn’t have all that much to do with religion, which is typically how the word is applied. It does have other uses, though. Courtesy of the New York Times‘ “Word
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Hurricane Alex veers away from gulf oil spill but still threatens

Hurricane Alex may not become an actual hurricane until Tuesday. But for now, tropical storm Alex, the first named storm of hurricane season 2010, appears to be heading away from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010. A hurricane watch has been issued for the coasts of south Texas and northeastern Mexico. On
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President Obama wants your kids to stay in school longer

Throwing money at America’s schools with the hope that the cash advance will instantly translate into a transcendent educational experience has always been short-sighted. Thus, it comes as no surprise that on “Today’s” “Education Nation” week, President Obama told Matt Lauer that education reform is the key. With millions of stay-at-home moms and dads watching
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Qinghai Earthquake | Map of China earthquake

At 7:49 a.m. local time in China, earthquake today killed more than 400 people and injured more than 10,000 people. The Qinghai Earthquake started with a 6.9 shake, and was followed by aftershocks that clocked in at 5.3 and 5.8. The China earthquake today hit a Tibetan area in the south of Qinghai province. After
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Yovanna Guzman: Love and Luxuries with Columbian Drug Lords

How Far Will You Go? How far will some women go to get the luxurious materials in life? Would they go through great sacrifice just to get dazzling diamonds and fancy cars? In this tale of love and money, a woman shares her story after living the past eight years of her life with one
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KFC New Sandwich | Double Down, Weight Watchers

Don’t be a chicken… admit it looks good When it comes to food, who doesn’t want a taste explosion in their mouth? Good food is one of life’s great pleasures. However, the definition of good food varies wildly from one person to the next. The KFC new sandwich called the “Double Down” may be tasty

Never Worry About Late Payments Again

Dealing with Creditors One late payment and you’ll get bombed with a late fee and your interest rate goes through the roof. You can’t call these creditors and say, “Oh, I take it back – please forgive me”. The creditor will laugh and will want their money then and there. Sometimes, you don’t have the

Seven banks cannot meet capital requirements in Euro stress tests

After the Greek debt crisis began to wreak havoc in European financial markets, a series of stress tests were devised to see whether European banks could handle any further shocks. After the tests were administered, it was determined that seven major European banks could not handle further strains as they did not have sufficient reserves

Pop Tart Store | Building your own Pop-Tarts

In Times Square, the Pop Tart store, called Pop-Tarts World, opened up to huge fanfare. The brand store offers everything from Pop-Tarts cuisine to build-your-own Pop-Tarts. At $1,000 per square foot, Times Square rent is a huge investment for the company, which hasn’t yet decided whether the Pop-Tart store is going to be a permanent
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World set to commemorate Dr. Seuss on his 107th birthday

More than a decade after he passed away, people still commemorate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. If Dr. Seuss were still alive, he would turn 107 on March 2, and many that day will observe the birthday of perhaps the most celebrated author of children’s literature of all time. Seuss, born Theodore Seuss Geisel, passed away in