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DeKalb County Schools | Should school budgets be spent on PR?

This morning in DeKalb County Georgia, DeKalb County Schools were taking a lot of heat – and raising questions about proper use of school funds. The DeKalb County Schools are cutting $115 million out of their yearly budget. At the same time, the school district seems to have money to lend – at least, to
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Google Editions e-books: the ultimate Kindle and iPad killer?

Is Google Editions the iPad killer? The Kindle slayer? Google Editions is a browser-based e-book platform that may have Apple and Amazon looking for no fax pay day loans. The Google Editions launch date of late June or July was announced earlier this week. Unlike Apple and Amazon, Google Editions is a digital publishing service
Illustration of the Battle of Puebla

May 5 deserves celebration for many reasons

Indeed, May 5 is Cinco De Mayo, but believe it or not, there have been a lot of very significant events that took place on May 5 throughout history.  Any holiday has some historical significant event that took place, but some of these are real big ones.  The seeds of the French Revolution and two
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Americans should toast The Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo

The Battle of Puebla, which occurred on Cinco De Mayo, has been co-opted by corporate America as a marketing opportunity to sell tequila and Mexican-style food. Americans have been conditioned to believe that May 5  is Mexican Independence Day, and celebrate by taking shots and eating enchiladas. But in a way May 5 is more
Find free food on Mother's Day.

Eat Free on Mothers Day

Mothers Day is this Sunday, May 9, 2010. There are so many things you can do for your mom for Mothers Day that are absolutely free, no Same Day or Personal Installment Loans needed. You can make her a card, give her a coupon for a backrub or a coupon for doing the dishes. You
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Ash cloud briefly halts European flights, may return later

The ash cloud from an Iceland volcano became an air travel issue again on Monday. A change in wind direction caused an ash cloud over Ireland from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. The  Irish Aviation Authority briefly shut down seven airports. The airports opened again Tuesday morning, but winds could cause the ash cloud over Ireland to
Oil Spill bird

Is Halliburton to blame for Gulf disaster?

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spread, allegations are coming to light that this may be the Halliburton oil spill. BP has claimed responsibility for paying for the oil spill cleanup, and Transocean was operating the oil drilling platform – but both may now be looking to Halliburton for oil
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Insight Communications cable service down

Insight Communications — cable, broadband, and telephone service provider for Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio — is experiencing a cable service outage. With 716,400 basic cable customers and 509,400 digital cable customers, Insight Communications is working to restore cable service as soon as possible. As of 8:48 a.m. local time on Tuesday, the Insight Communications call
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Is Times Square Bomb Muslim revenge for South Park Muhammad?

The Times Square bomb that failed to explode in New York Saturday night would have likely killed people if it had, according to the New York Police department. As law enforcement authorities look for a person of interest captured on video, the owner of the SUV packed with explosives has been tracked down. As the

Teacher Appreciation Week 2010 gift idea: adequate funding

Teacher Appreciation Week 2010 started Monday, at a time when America’s public education system is being gutted by budget cuts, and the rest of the world gains ground in an increasingly competitive global environment. Starting in 1984, the Parent Teachers Association (PTA)  set aside the first week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the
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Continental, United airlines to become largest airline in world

Forget taking out  Personal Installment Loans to pay for your carry-on luggage or Same Day Loans for a pillow on your next flight. The concern now is: what airline will you be flying on? Will you be flying Continental or United? Both. Yes, Continental and United airlines are combining into the world’s largest airline. What
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Proposed consumer protection agency to target lenders

In the wake of the Wall Street collapse and the ongoing investigation of Goldman Sachs, there are calls for a consumer protection agency, or multiple ones. There seems to be a real need for some financial reform, but which consumer protection laws should be put forth are a point of contention.  Part of the proposed
File photo of Democratic North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan. With a little help from the Center for Responsible Lending, she is presenting the Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010 to the Senate.

Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010: Changing the TILA

The Center for Responsible Lending recently worked hand-in-hand with North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) to “help craft” the Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010, reports the Payday Loan Industry Blog. The major purpose of this new bill, it would seem, is to change the parameters of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). While the