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Top Twitter trends in 2010 include oil spill, Bieber and vuvuzela

Twitter released its list of its top trends for 2010 on Monday. “Gulf oil spill” topped the list of topics that provide a snapshot of what the world was most interested in over the past year. Twitter claims its 2010 Trends on Twitter report validates its leadership as the real-time information network. Twitter’s top trending
QR Barcode belt buckle from Fluid Forms.

QR Barcodes | Identifying yourself digitally

In 1974, a pack of Wrigley’s gum was the first item ever scanned using the new Universal Product Code barcode system. Twenty years later, a Japanese corporation created the “QR Code” – a two-dimensional bar code designed for “Quick Response”. Since then, the QR code has been slowly but surely working its way into our
Card Hub offers a great social gift card exchange program.

Industry-First Social Gift Card Exchange from Card Hub

ARLINGTON, Virginia, April 21, 2010 – TowerGroup estimates that in 2009 alone, almost $5 billion went to waste due to unused gift cards. To help consumers make use of otherwise lost money, has launched a-first-of-its-kind Social Gift Card Exchange. How it’s Different The Social Gift Card Exchange separates itself from the pack by being
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April showers bring may flowers and boost pending home sales

Home sales and similar statistics regarding home sales have not been encouraging for months, but are showing signs of life. Pending home sales, or contracts to buy homes, were observed during the month of March, as spring is certainly the buying season. However, that still doesn’t mean that all is well yet. Mortgage rates dip
Stem Cells

Stem cell transplant accidentally cures a case of HIV

Scientists in Germany have announced the successful use of a stem cell transplant to cure a man of HIV. However, the treatment will only work for people who have specific genes. This is one of the latest HIV related breakthroughs, but there is no full cure yet. Man cured of HIV using stem cell transplant

Making Money Online – Part Two

In part one of this series on easy ways to make money online, I offered a few tips on using Facebook to make money, as well as suggestions like flipping websites and selling domain names. There are a lot of ways to create multiple income streams using nothing more than a computer and an Internet
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No credit check installment loans made simple

When you are pressed for time and faced with a need for emergency money (or even just a helping hand), then no credit check installment loans may be the answer. A no credit check installment loan can be deposited into your bank account in as little as two hours and can be paid back over
A McDonald's employee is dressed as the beloved children's movie ogre Shrek. The Shrek glass recall had not yet happened at the time this photograph was taken.

Shrek glass recall | Beware ogres bearing cadmium

Children the world over know and love the cantankerous Hollywood ogre known as “Shrek,” but after the recent Shrek glass recall, kids may need to worry about the health standards of the denizens of Far, Far Away. Neither ogre ooze nor donkey drool are quite as disturbing as cadmium in the paint used on Shrek
A statue of the Greek titan Atlas, whose charge was to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders. Similarly, when one makes an accusation against another as Richard Eskow does against payday loans, the burden of proof can be just too difficult to shoulder.

Richard Eskow and the burden of proof re. payday loans (Pt. 1)

Richard Eskow, a private-sector consultant who works for corporations and organizations that include the World Bank, is rather miffed about what Lawrence Meyers had to say regarding Eskow’s anti-payday loans argument. While Meyers is something less than professional in the manner in which he addresses Eskow (referring to him as a “simple child”), the exchange does
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Obama deficit commission considers raising retirement age

The federal deficit is in excess of $1 trillion, which will make the work ahead for President Obama’s bipartisan deficit commission difficult. However, as the Associated Press reports, commission leaders Erskine Bowles and Sen. Alan Simpson already have a dramatic plan of attack that will prove controversial. Reducing cost-of-living increases to government pensions, raising the

Facebook and Microsoft team up with Bing Search

In a joint announcement today, Microsoft’s Bing search engine and Facebook have announced a partnership. Bing will integrate social network search into its personalized results. Microsoft is hoping the Facebook partnership will help it overtake Google. Facebook partnership for Bing Facebook will now be integrating Bing search results and visa-versa. Microsoft and Facebook outlined two
executive pay

New Say on Pay rule gives shareholders vote on CEO compensation

Shareholders can now vote on the salaries of executives leading publicly traded companies. The “Say on Pay” provision of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill was approved by the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday. The Say on Pay vote is nonbinding, but analysts expect the rule may have a profound effect on the behavior and performance
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Find Great Deals on Best Buy Black Friday Ads 2009

Best Buy’s Hot Black Friday Deals Best Buy Black Friday ads can now be found online and it’s definitely causing hype. How would you like an Insignia Blu-ray Disc Player for less than a $100? What about a Dynex 19″ 720p LCD HDTV for less than a $150? Save your drools, however, because things are
financial literacy

Financial independence relies on smart spending as much as saving

Unless you win a $380 million Mega Millions jackpot, smart spending is the only way to avoid debt and save for retirement. Becoming financially literate is one of the keys to smart spending. Having the commons sense to realize there is no such thing as “unexpected expenses” is another. Financial literacy and financial independence Most
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No Fax Payday Loans Put Fax to Pasture

Enjoy the Convenience of No Paperwork Are you looking to apply for a payday loan but are dreading the thought of faxing all the documents that the lender would ask for? Relax—there are better ways of doing that very same thing online. No fax payday loans are now available for most people looking for a
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The Mendoza Line | Bad in Sports, Bad For the Budget

Try to at least hit your weight, OK? In sports, success and failure are easily quantifiable. There are statistics for almost everything a player or team can do on the field, making the evaluation of an individual or groups specific sports skills as easy as a glance. Sure, some may say that statistics can be
Ghost town

Rise in national vacancy rate not worth panicking over

It has been reported that the national rate of vacancy, or the number of houses sitting empty, has reached a 13 percent, but don’t panic. That figure does not mean it is time to begin constructing a bomb shelter and making hats from tinfoil. The housing market is depressed, but signs of life are still