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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
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Online loans provide cash until payday

When you live from paycheck to paycheck — as more and more people do today — borrowing money becomes a practical necessity. A minor emergency or small unexpected expense can create huge problems, especially if your credit rating is less than perfect. Fortunately, online loans make it possible to borrow extra cash until payday even
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Rodolfo Torre slaying puts spotlight on peso, border security

The recent assassination of popular Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre has proven once more that the northeast Mexican state of Tamaulipas is not only a flash point in Mexico’s drug war, but of great concern in the ongoing battle for U.S. border security. Reuters reports that Torre – an opposition candidate representing the Institutional Revolutionary
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Precious metal and gasoline theft increasing nationwide

Incidents of theft of precious metals and gasoline have started to increase nationwide. Gasoline theft has been observed during previous periods of high gas prices, and people are stealing precious metals such as platinum and copper at an increasing pace. Precious metals will always have a market. Keep an eye on the catalytic converter One
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Race for Connecticut governor is over as Foley concedes

The Connecticut governor race has finally concluded. Republican Tom Foley has conceded the race to Democrat Dannel Malloy, also called Dan Malloy, after a tense final count. A recount seems likely. Malloy, should any recounting or investigation not conclude that Foley was the winner, will be the first Democrat to win a gubernatorial contest in
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British Airways strike | Walkout scheduled in one week

Though negotiations have been ongoing, the labor union of British Airways employees has scheduled a British Airways strike to begin next week. The union is asking for more concessions on air travel perks and guaranteed employment. British Airways is asking for the union to accept cost-cutting measures. Either way, British Airways will need cash advance
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Top 10 US college majors that lead to highest pay

The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps track of the average starting salaries from various career paths. In order to maximize your earning potential, forget majors like English and consider the top 10 highest paying college majors in the U.S., advises Salaries depicted here reflect annual pay for bachelor’s graduates without an advanced degree. Grease
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Volatile stock market driven by impulsive investor fears

The stock market forged ahead last week on news that the consumer confidence index rose. The markets went into reverse a short time later when the Fed released minutes from its latest meeting. The markets rose again on Wednesday, this time on data showing growth in American and Chinese manufacturing output.  This late burst of

Can going green bring consumers the fast cash they need?

Going green doesn’t have to be life-changing Fast cash is hard to come by, and people looking to go green may think they won’t be able to save themselves and the environment simultaneously. The environment is a top concern these days with the focus on global warming and recycling. Many consumers are laboring under the

People Looking for Emergency Money Try Selling their Gold

Finding emergency money in a difficult economy Emergency money can be hard to come by for consumers having financial problems. The recession has hurt businesses and individuals. Its left both with huge shortfalls in budgets and few options to make money stretch. One thing increasing numbers of consumers are using to find extra cash is
The financial crash at Dubai has sent investors scrambling for cover. Will they be able to borrow more for construction projects?

Gulf States Finding it Hard to Borrow Money

Where are the Projects? There were years when banks and institutions looked upon the oil-rich Persian Gulf States with awe as they embarked upon a series of development projects. Each project was bigger, better and promised large returns on investments. Lenders bent over backwards to grab a share of the pie, as loans worth billions
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Shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords’ condition improving steadily

Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded during the Tucson, Ariz., shooting spree, is showing signs of improvement. Still connected to a ventilator, she has shown spontaneous movement and response to verbal communication. Her doctors are confident that she will survive, but the extent of the damage remains to be seen. Gabrielle Giffords steadily improving from near

Paying Down Unsecured Loans is Critical to Financial Health

The Federal Reserve reports the state of the debt Consumers are worried about their unsecured loans. According to the Federal Reserve, Americans currently owe $917 billion on revolving credit loans. Almost all of the debt is the result of credit card and about $70 billion of the total is currently past due. That is bad