Yearly Archives: 2010

Economic growth in Louisiana dependent on government loans

Louisiana is facing tough economic times, but the combination of government loans and economic incentives is bringing in new businesses.
Nucor

New Year’s Eve party ideas for kids | 10 minutes to a great party

If you're celebrating New Year's Eve with kids, the party doesn't have to be stressful. Here are several ways to make the party plenty easy.
Soda

Death panels sneak in under the radar as a Medicare regulation

A Medicare rule paying doctors to give advice about end-of-life care has conservatives spreading paranoia about death panels once again ...
tea party activist

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Attractive models solicit bone marrow donors in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts organization recruited attractive models to solicit bone marrow donations. It may have also been committing insurance fraud.
A female model.

Leon Walker charged with felony hacking for reading wife’s e-mail

Leon Walker has been charged with felony hacking, a crime that carries a five-year sentence, for checking and reading his wife's e-mail ...
Gmail

Ensure your happy new year with a year-end financial checklist

Before you pop the cork on New Year's Day, find some extra 2010 tax deductions and make your 2011 financial resolutions to have a better year.
financial goals

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Avoid work rumors | 4 ways to keep out of the rumor mill

Avoiding work rumors is easy -- if you keep a few simple things in mind. Here are four easy places to start.
Water cooler

MTA in NYC, NJ Transit and LIRR snowfall disruptions

The NYC MTA trip planner is down. Use alternatives for planning your transit throughout the Northeast, on the LIRR, MTA or with NJ Transit.
Penn Station

FDA approves use of Gardasil against anal cancer

The controversial Gardasil vaccine – already approved to help prevent cervical cancer – has now been approved to help prevent anal cancer.
Box and vial of Gardasil vaccine.

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Christmas quotes to warm the cockles of your heart

Here are some Christmas quotes for the rest of us. Have a merry, safe holiday season, and don't be afraid to say “Merry Christmas" to all...
The “congealed wobbling blob of copyright,” just in time for Christmas.

FCC working to keep Comcast from stifling video competition

The FCC is currently in negotiation with the Comcast Corp. to prevent it from stifling video competition after merging with NBC Universal.
Shot of a Comcast pay station in a shopping mall.

More people are getting bank loans and buying houses

Home sales crept up in November, as more people got bank loans and bought houses. However, sales are still way down from levels of a year ago.
For Sale

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

WTF? CIA launches WikiLeaks Task Force to assess Cablegate

The WikiLeaks Task Force, known at the agency as WTF, seeks to assess the impact of Cablegate on intel operations ...
wtf cia

Musty odors prompt Lipitor recall expansion

Pfizer has expanded its Lipitor recall due to reports of a musty odor potentially linked to use of a wood preservative.
Shot of a box of Lipitor pills.

James Clapper hung out to dry in interview with Diane Sawyer

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, wasn't told about 12 terrorists arrested in England before a Diane Sawyer interview.
James Clapper

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Top Tech Gifts for the 2010 holidays | Your five best bets

Choosing a tech gift, if you're a "technology person" or not, can be tough. Here are your five best options for the 2010 holidays.
Kindle E-Reader

New START treaty close to final vote in Senate

The Senate has passed a cloture motion, killing debate on the new START treaty. The treaty could be passed before the Christmas recess.
John Kerry