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Online payday loans in the middle of nowhere

Online payday loans made my short-term money troubles go extinct. In this unpredictable journey called “my life,” I am constantly being thrown unexpected financial curve balls. When I decided to take my younger brother on a road trip to see the Dinosaur National Monument in our home state of Colorado, we ended up needing a

Senate Ethics Committee investigates VIP loans

Several Washington D.C. lawmakers have been caught up in an ethics investigation over VIP cash loans given to their staffs. These “VIP” or “sweetheart” loans were all made by Countrywide, which was recently purchased by Bank of America. These VIP cash advances may end up causing ethical or legal problems for a few senators. Countrywide’s
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Oil cap test stops raging gusher of crude on BP live video feed

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 stopped gushing Thursday, at least temporarily, for the first time in 87 days. The BP live video feed showed no oil erupting from the ruptured well after BP began testing a massive oil spill cap designed to divert the flow to the surface. The oil cap
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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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Small businesses relying more on credit cards

Contrary to popular belief, there is still credit for small businesses to obtain. Unfortunately, the credit they can obtain isn’t in the form of a business loan from a bank or the Small Business Administration as much anymore.  These days, more small businesses are having to rely on credit cards.  A lot of funding that
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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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Easy quick loans for people with bad credit

Have bad or poor credit? No problem. You can apply right now for quick loans for people with bad credit. These loans are specifically designed to help those in need of quick financing who don’t have the  credit score most lenders are looking for. Here you won’t be treated any differently because of a less-than-decent

Changes to student loan programs make repayment easier for some

With the fall semester of 2010 coming up for many college students, recent changes to student loan programs are taking effect. Some of the biggest changes include an alteration of income based repayment standards. This help for graduates with student loan debt will reduce payments on this easy loan for some. New formulas and rules
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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