Yearly Archives: 2010

Record foreclosure drop in November credited to robo-signers

Fewer people lost their homes to foreclosure in November, but it was because banks backed off to deal with the robo-signing controversy ...
bank reposessions

Parent sues McDonald’s | Happy Meal toys make it hard to say no

A mother in San Fransisco is suing McDonald's for making it hard to say "no" to her children. Is this suit asking for nanny-state regulation?
Happy Meal

Walmart electric heater recall affects 2.2 million units

A Walmart electric heater recall is in effect for about 2.2 million units. Danger of smoke, burns and fire have caused a recall of four brands.
An example of one of the units involved in the Walmart heater recall.

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

The clock is ticking on tax deductible donations for 2010

Time remains to lower your tax bill if you have proper record keeping of tax deductible donations to qualified charitable organizations ...
tax deductible donations

$1 trillion-plus omnibus spending bill riles GOP senators

A $1.3 trillion Democratic omnibus spending bill has hit the Senate, and Republicans are calling foul over the 20,000-plus earmarks in it...
“The Middle Class Beatdown: Decline of the American Dream” - a cartoon by Cory M. Grenier depicting a Republican lawmaker kicking the American people to the curb.

UN Security Council lifts Iraq sanctions

The U.N. Security Council has voted to lift most of the sanctions levied against Iraq, provided Iraq improves its relationship with Kuwait.
President Removes Iraq Sanctions - Joint Press Availability with President Bush and President Aznar of Spain in the Cross-Hall.

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Justice Department files oil spill lawsuit against BP and others

The Justice Department lawsuit wants BP and eight other companies held liable for the cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill response and cleanup.
oil spill gulf of mexico 2010

Senate tax cut bill passes by wide margin

The Senate tax bill, which has been subject to a lot of speculation, has passed 81 to 19. It still must pass the House before being made law.
Harry Reid

Eyeclops Mini Projector | Starter-quality bigscreen projection

The inexpensive Eyeclops Mini Projector can create a 60-inch image with a tiny toy -- but is the quality really as good as the box claims?
Eyeclops

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

School board shooting video shows Panama City, Florida, shootout

During a routine school board meeting in Panama City, Florida, an ex-convict took over the meeting, shooting at school board members.
V for Vendetta

Google Latitude for iPhone finally approved by Apple App Store

After much anticipation, the approved Google Latitude location-sharing app, re-engineered for iOS 4, is available at the Apple App Store...
location sharing app

Bellagio robbery | Bandit rides away with $1.5 million in chips

The Bellagio hotel casino has been robbed; that makes two large casinos in Las Vegas that may have been robbed by the same man in five days.
Bellagio

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

Westin Hotels offers exercise gear for business travelers

Westin Hotels now offers communal exercise wear for business travelers. Good business, or will people be too grossed out to use the service?
Photo of a woman doing a tae kwon do workout in sports bra and shorts.

Sal Alosi salary takes big hit as punishment for tripping player

Sal Alosi doesn't make a lot of money by NFL standards, and his salary will suffer big time with a fine and suspension for his actions. ...
Sal alosi wont be dating cheerleaders on his salary

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Voyager 1 nears edge of solar system after 33 years in space

Voyager 1, a NASA deep space probe, has reached a region in the solar system 11 billion miles from Earth where the solar wind blows out ...
voyager 1 grand tour

Passengers aboard Brilliance of the Seas horrified by big storm

The 90,000-ton Royal Caribbean ship Brilliance of the Seas was tossed like a cork in high winds and heavy seas on a Mediterranean cruise. ...
Royal caribbean cruise