Yearly Archives: 2010

Mac App Store poised to disrupt the software universe on Jan. 6

The Mac App Store, which sells Mac software under the Apple App Store model, is expected to upend the software development industry ...
Mac App Store

Rome and Moscow plagued by protests and riots

Riots have been breaking out all over Europe in recent months. Recent riots in Rome and in Moscow plunged both capital cities into chaos.
Silvio Berlusconi

New Fed exhibits proactive approach on credit cards

The Fed, in full contrast to recent regulatory policy, recently announced changes that will close certain key loopholes within the CARD Act.
Credit Cards

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

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 People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

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.

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

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

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

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

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Pedro Espada charged with stealing from nonprofit foundation

Pedro Espada has been indicted along with his son for embezzling from the Soundview HealthCare Network, a nonprofit health care organization.
Pedro Espada

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

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

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.