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Analysts doubt iPhone recall at upcoming Apple press conference

An iPhone recall is the latest phrase to emerge as the world obsesses over the ultimate consumer gadget. An iPhone 4 recall is the anticipated subject of an Apple press conference scheduled for Friday. It is presumed that Apple will provide answers about the iPhone 4 antenna glitch breathless media pundits have been clamoring for.
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NAACP and Tea Party feuding, but what will come of it?

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Tea Party have begun a brouhaha.   The two sides are bickering over several things.   The NAACP says the Tea Party is directing racist rhetoric at the president and other government officials.   The Tea Party says the NAACP is covering up for racism and criminal

Safety Commission bans drop side cribs

After a series of recalls and a number of deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is mulling over whether or not to ban “side cribs,” a popular infant product.  It comes on the heels of a recall of Pottery Barn Kids, and a large number of their drop-side crib products.   The cribs in question
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What are payday loans?

When you need quick cash to meet short-term financial needs and your next paycheck won’t come in time, payday loans are a sensible, discrete option. Dispersed in amounts ranging from $100 to $1,500, these consumer loan products are a highly convenient way to get your hands on the necessary funds during one of life’s little
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Panda Express offers free Thai Cashew Chicken

At many Panda Express locations today, July 14, you can get a free Thai Cashew Chicken entree. With a coupon, you can give this new-again Panda Express Thai Cashew Chicken entree a free try. Because these are only free for one day, you can find a less expensive way to enjoy Panda Express style meals
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Cartoonist Molly Norris marked for death by Islamic website

Molly Norris is the Seattle cartoonist that instigated “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day.” Now Norris is marked for death by a Muslim cleric. Norris conceived “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day” as a Facebook-fueled protest for free speech in response to Comedy Central censorship of a South Park episode that threatened to depict the prophet Muhammad. The runaway
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Appeals court declares FCC indecency rule unconstitutional

It began with a bizarre moment where WNYW/FOX Channel 5 New York anchorman Ernie Anastos exclaimed “Keep f—ing that chicken!” to weatherman Nick Gregory during a live news broadcast. The banter quickly became a viral sensation, and Anastos drew the ire of the FCC and its indecency rule. Family groups rallied alongside the FCC against
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Senator says BP-Libya oil deal linked to Lockerbie bomber release

BP has made billions spilling oil all over the globe. And now a U.S. senator is wondering if BP stands to make billions more from a BP-Libya oil deal after helping set free a terrorist convicted of killing Americans. Suspicions arose after Libyan Abdel Bastet Al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, was released from a Scottish prison
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The economy may be rising, but what about our personal finances?

According to a recent survey by the Washington-based Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP), Americans anticipate that the national economy will be more likely to improve than decline during the next six months. However, as Bloomberg reports, the CFP study also shows that the majority of Americans do not have as much faith
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Home Run Derby 2010 circles the bases for charity

The midpoint of the 2010 Major League Baseball season is upon us, and that means it’s time for Home Run Derby 2010. While the star-studded exhibition means nothing in the official standings or a player’s final statistics, there is a partnership between Major League Baseball and State Farm insurance – the “Go to Bat” program
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Federal agency investigating Freddie and Fannie investments

This morning, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced that it will be investigating the investments of mortgage companies Freddie and Fannie. The subpoenas issued cover files on the secured loans and bank loan information used in securities purchased by the companies. The FHFA believes that some of the liability for these securities may be with
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Short term or installment loan: Help for your financial emergency

A short term loan or installment loan gives you an advance on your paycheck and helps you cover expenses till your next payday. Let’s face it; we’ve all needed a little financial help at one time or another. And applying for a payday loan can give you quick and easy access to the funds you
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Why opting out of debit card overdraft coverage is a good idea

If you’re like most people, you have a debit card. By now, you should have gotten a letter from the bank asking you if you would like to continue with the bank’s standard overdraft coverage. This letter is a result of new credit card rules that require banks to ask you if you would rather
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Plunging consumer credit spawns deceptive new credit card fees

Consumer credit dropped in May much further than was forecast, with the decline led by significant drop in credit card debt. Credit card delinquencies fell to their lowest rate since 2002. As Americans save more and borrow less, desperate credit card companies are coming up with new ways to gouge customers. New credit card rules
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Get quick loans for people with bad credit

Hard-working individuals in need of short term financing can apply for quick loans for people with bad credit. This type of loan is specifically designed to help those with credit problems. Today’s world revolves so much around credit it seems almost impossible at times to get even the smallest help. Here you won’t be treated
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Solar plane is latest breakthrough as solar energy gains momentum

In the spirit of the season, as heat waves roast major cities around the world, solar energy is a hot topic. From residential rooftops to power plants to experimental aircraft, solar energy is having its season in the sun. A solar-powered airplane landed Thursday after spending 26 hours aloft. And this week the Obama administration
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Wells Fargo to shut down Finance Division

After acquiring Wachovia Bank and taking heavy losses from subprime mortgages, Wells Fargo has announced that it will be shutting down its Finance Division. This move will chop about 3,800 jobs from the 14,000 person division. Wells Fargo will still offer line-of-credit loans and other financial products — just not through a separate division. Wells