Monthly Archives: January 2011

Chinese monetary policy has the world seeing red

China's monetary policy of controlling the yuan could spell another global crisis, says the New York Times' Paul Krugman in a Jan. 21 op-ed.
Close up of a 100 yuan Chinese note.

The shocking story of the evil Apple pentalobe screw conspiracy

Apple is frustrating technophiles with the pentalobe screw, which makes it impossible to take iPhones apart without the rare pentalobe screwdriver.
pentalobe screwdriver

National Hug Day, January 21, celebrates healing power of hugs

National Hug Day and the Free Hugs Campaign are not officially associated, but they're a perfect pair for encouraging simple acts of kindness.
Free Hugs

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

Bloom Energy offers 10-year contract for cheap power off the grid

Bloom Energy wants to help companies get off the grid now with clean energy, without having to shell out the money for a $700,000 Bloom Box.
bloom box bye bye grid

Google earnings report comes with big surprises

Google has announced the fourth quarter earnings for 2010, and though they are very good, most people are focusing on the management shakeup.
Eric Schmidt

Housing market: Most in U.S. think now is the time to buy a home

It's a buyer's market, but home sales in the United States continue to suffer as potential home buyers wait for prices to hit rock bottom.
housing market

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

Prepaid debit card fees can add up to a lot of cash quick

Some people wonder whether using a prepaid debit card is better than using a huge national bank. It can be, but the fees can add up quickly.
Visa Debit

House Republicans launch quixotic repeal of health care reform

A Republican majority passed a bill to repeal health care reform, “Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act.” It won't pass the Senate.
house republicans

Huge FBI sweep nets arrests of more than 100 mobsters

FBI and other law enforcement agencies recently pulled off a massive three-state sweep, arresting more than 100 mobsters on various charges.
John Gotti

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Comcast NBC merger gets federal approval

The FCC and Justice Department have granted approval for Comcast to buy 51 percent of NBC. Some groups worry this will be bad for consumers.
Photo of a Comcast/NBC logo.

The benefits of inflation could jump-start the economy

Most people have a natural bias against inflation -- but in very real terms, it could be just what is needed in order to jump-start the economy.
Inflation

Why the Alternative Minimum Tax should be changed by Congress

The AMT was created four decades ago to close loopholes for wealthy taxpayers, but today it places an extra tax burden on the middle class.
middle class amt

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

Buy real estate and other things for dirt cheap through GovSales

If a person is looking for serious discounts on real estate, they could look at GovSales, an auction site for surplus government property.
Dirt

Review questions data supporting statins to prevent heart disease

Statin drugs are a multi-billion dollar business and drug companies want healthy people to believe statins will prevent heart disease ...
do statins prevent heart disease?

Top party dips recipes | 5 quick dips for your party

When you're planning a party, an array of dips can be made quickly and easily -- and be sweet, savory, and everything in between.
Dip

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Warnings of super storm in California nothing but Internet hype

Warnings of a super storm in California turned out to be a hypothetical scenario discussed at the ARk Storm Summit in Sacramento, Calif. ...
ARk storm

Facebook phone number sharing is latest privacy issue debate

Facebook phone number sharing confused users into allowing developers access to contact information upon installation of a new application.
facebook phone number sharing