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Angry students flood streets in London protests

In London, protests over rising tuition fees at universities have flooded the streets with angry students. The British government is contemplating raising student tuition fees up to threefold. Many students consider it a knife in the back. London protests bring police out in droves Police in London are an high alert, as the London student
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Money-making ideas | Ways to make extra money fast

There are many ways to make extra money fast, but it will involve some work. Still, if you’re creative and enthusiastic about making those few extra bucks, you’ll have no problem coming up with ways to do just that. Here are a few money-making ideas that might fit into your weekly routine. Make extra money
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BPA chemical found on money possibly transferred from receipts

A combined report released by two advocacy groups has found BPA on money. Bisphenol A, a highly controversial chemical, was found on more than 90 percent of $1 bills tested. The levels of BPA found are well within levels considered “safe” by U.S. and European governments. The basics of BPA Bisphenol A, otherwise known as
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Texas death penalty debate halted by appeals court

Defense attorneys for John Edward Green say they’re determined to continue fighting after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today pulled the plug because District Judge Kevin Fine allowed an in-case debate over the constitutionality of the death penalty to go on while the prosecution stood mute, reports the Houston Chronicle. The prosecution had argued
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Fortune Brands to split Jim Beam from Moen and Titleist

In an unexpected announcement today, Fortune Brands has said it will split its four main businesses apart. Fortune Brands is the parent company of three very different companies. Fortune Brands plans to keep the liquor business, while spinning off or selling Moen facets, its home security business and Titleist golf. Structure of Fortune Brands Fortune

Facebook numbers in status encouraging cryptic opinions

So you’re seeing all these Facebook numbers in status messages. These numbers in status messages on Facebook are simply a way of sending semi-public, semi-private messages. Though some are saying this could be a new avenue for bullying, the so-called “Numbers Game” is mostly an avenue for fun. Facebook numbers in status messages The appearance
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More bad credit auto loans show credit markets staring to relax

Subprime auto lending saw a resurgence in the third quarter, according to the credit reporting agency Experian Automotive. Bad credit car buyers were also getting approved for higher loan amounts. At the same time that auto credit markets were loosening, borrowers defaulting on auto loans also declined. Lending standards loosen According to Auto Loan Daily,
Obama offers tax compromise

Tax compromise boosts markets, along with partisan bickering

A tax compromise announced by the Obama administration Tuesday features both an extension of Bush tax cuts and a  federal unemployment extension. Wall Street gave the tax compromise a resounding approval, approaching stock-market highs not seen since the brink of the financial crisis. However, politicians on both sides of the isle vowed to do everything
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US job openings trending upward in new Labor Department report

Job openings in the U.S. rose to a two-year high in October, according to the Labor Department. The job openings report was good news in the wake of last week’s depressing jobs report in which the unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent. However, economists say the job openings report is preview of longer-term trends that
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US Cellular ranked best by Consumer Reports

Recently, Consumer Reports unleashed its rankings of cellular service providers, and U.S. Cellular came out on top. Oddly enough, AT&T, which carries the iPhone, was rated the worst of major providers. However, Apple disciples can rejoice as the iPhone was one of the best-rated smart phones. US Cellular rated the best, serving mostly Midwest U.S. Cellular,
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Heavy controversy abounds as Michelle Rhee starts Students First

An education-reform celebrity, Michelle Rhee has announced the creation of a new advocacy group, Students First. Michelle Rhee plans on using Students First to “start a revolution … start a movement.” Rhee can’t escape deep controversy, however. Michelle Rhee starts Students First After three years as the head of Washington, D.C., public schools, Michelle Rhee
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Few survivors remain to honor fallen on Pearl Harbor Day 2010

Pearl Harbor Day 2010 marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in 1941 that compelled the U.S. to enter World War II. This year Pearl Harbor Day will be celebrated with the Dec. 7 dedication of a new $56 million Pearl Harbor visitors center. About 200 of the 3,000 servicemen
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St. Nicholas Day takes place long before Christmas

Believe it or not, St. Nicholas Day is not actually on Christmas. St. Nicholas Day is celebrated on Dec. 6, a full three weeks before. How the historical St. Nicholas became Santa Claus is a bit of a mystery. St. Nicholas of Myra St. Nicholas, also Nicholas or Nikolaos of Myra, lived from 270 AD

Large national debt means austerity measures were coming

The national debt for the United States is approaching $14 trillion and climbing. Estimates indicate that it could exceed the total gross domestic product of the nation if unchecked. Austerity measures, like those in France and Greece, are assured to happen. National debt must be reduced The President appointed a debt panel not too long
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Retailers rejoice at better than expected haul of quick cash

The retail industry has cause to celebrate, as the haul of quick cash was better than expected last month. November brings with it Black Friday at the end, which is when a lot of money gets spent. The retail industry has been hurting for payday cash throughout the recession. November nets retail industry a lot

Naga Viper pepper could strip paint but makes tasty curry

Hot peppers are used often in Thai, Mexican, Spanish and Indian cuisine. The newest world’s hottest pepper, the Naga Viper, comes from a man’s greenhouse in England, however. The Naga Viper rates more than 271 times hotter than the most popular pepper, the jalapeno. Naga Viper grown in England As the owner of both a

Obama pardons nine small-time criminals

After two years in office, president Obama has pardoned nine individuals of their crimes. These nine individuals included six individuals who served no jail time. Some are questioning why Obama chose to give pardons to people whose cases made practically no political statement. Obama pardons nine citizens After 682 days in office, President Obama chose