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Disney sells Miramax Films for $660 million

The New York Times reports that The Walt Disney Company has agreed in principle to sell major film production property Miramax to an investment group for approximately $660 million. The deal follows a six-month bidding war between Miramax founders Harvey and Bob Weinstein and a series of investors. Construction business owner Ronald Tutor and his
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Auto dealer exemption means first time car buyers must be wary

The financial reform bill that was signed into law this month included an auto dealer exemption. The auto dealers’ exemption allows them to escape auto lending regulation that could have prohibited many common deceptive auto lending tactics. To get a better deal, first time car buyers need to be aware of these practices. They also
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Credit score or credit scar? Which best describes your finances?

Your credit score, that simple three-digit number, tells the world how worthy you are of a loan. It describes your future risks and past loans and overall financial history. Is yours a healthy number or has it been scarred by past financial events and decisions? How will a payday loan affect it? Credit score numbers
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Need cash today? Get cash today!

If you need cash today, time is everything. You won’t waste time when you apply for a loan at Personal Money Market. All the searching and comparing are done instantly, and you’ll immediately be connected to a reputable online payday loan company. You won’t be kept waiting; you’ll get an answer to your loan request
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Borrow money the easy way

People need a fast and dependable way to borrow money despite the changing economy, but it’s getting harder and harder to qualify for most loans. More than one in four American consumers now have credit scores lower than 600, and with banks and credit-card companies raising lending standards across the board, many traditional forms of
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Montana Soda Butte campground site of bear attack

When a female bear rampaged through Soda Butte Campground in Montana on Wednesday, a woman and a teen were injured, and one man was killed. The National Park Service has already launched an investigation into the attack. Camping in National Parks is usually very safe, but this attack proves that wild animals can be, at
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Microlending blooms as banks refuse to make small business loans

Microloans are emerging as an answer to the small business credit crisis. Microloans are more commonly associated with  developing countries. But microlending is on the rise in the U.S. as more small businesses are taking out microloans when the bank says no. Microlending could increase even more as a small business lending bill that would
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Kalamazoo River oil spill headed for Lake Michigan

In Southwest Michigan, a state of emergency has been declared in response to the Kalamazoo River oil spill. At 9:45 a.m. on Monday morning, an oil pipeline began leaking 19,500 barrels of oil into the river. The resulting oil slick is moving quickly in the water, and the EPA and Enbridge Energy are working to
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BP planning to take a $10 billion tax credit

Facing a $17 billion second quarter loss and $32 billion in spill cleanup costs, BP has decided to take a $10 billion tax credit. This credit is intended as a cash loan advance for companies in trouble. The legality of the BP tax credit is under debate. In the end, the U.S. Government may see
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Michelle Rhee dismisses 226 D.C. teachers

District of Columbia Chancellor of Public Schools Michelle Rhee has dismissed 226 D.C. teachers, reports The Washington Post. Not only that, but an additional 737 instructors are under threat of dismissal in a year if they don’t improve markedly. This barrage of cutbacks stems from a new evaluation system called IMPACT, which D.C. public school
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Donors grant Kyrgyzstan more than $1 billion in emergency aid

Open violence in the Central Asian nation Kyrgyzstan has cost hundreds of lives, created at least 400,000 refugees and all but destroyed the national budget. The nation’s move toward parliamentary democracy – which has emboldened supporters of overthrown former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev and militants from Uzbekistan – has been at the center of clashes between
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New home sales jump in June to exceed record-low expectations

New home sales exceeded gloomy forecasts in June, rebounding from a record low in May. But because new home sales fell so low after the home buyer tax credit expired last spring, June’s numbers were still the second lowest on record. Some believe that the worst of the post-tax-credit slump is over. Others think that
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Wikileaks documents paint a grim picture of the Afghanistan war

Wikileaks, the controversial news website founded by Julian Assange, released 92,000 classified documents containing sensitive information about the war in Afghanistan. In what is being called one of the biggest stories in recent years, Wikileaks gave the classified documents to the New York Times in the U.S., The Guardian in Britain and Der Spiegel in
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Reverse mortgages | Using equity or stealing homes?

A relatively new mortgage product, known as a “reverse mortgage” is gaining popularity. Reverse mortgages are usually targeted to senior citizens. These mortgage products essentially allow a homeowner to get fast cash out of their home, while still living in it for a period of time. Consumer advocates, though, are warning that reverse mortgages may
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International Court of Justice supports Kosovo separation

The international court within the UN, the International Court of Justice, has ruled that Kosovo has the legal right to declare freedom from Serbia. Both sides of this debate have been waiting anxiously for this decision. This decision is going to have effects around the world. Kosovo declares freedom In February of 2008, Kosovo made
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Milwaukee flooding devastates Northern Midwest

Flooding in Milwaukee, Wis. has caused near catastrophic damage. The city was hammered with over five inches of rain, which has caused flooding in Milwaukee and other areas. A sinkhole opened in downtown Milwaukee, and the airport has been closed down as the runways were flooded. All flights in or out of Milwaukee have been