Monthly Archives: January 2011

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

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

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.

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

Massive Pakistan earthquake in 2011 rumbles border region

A 7.4 earthquake hit the southwestern region of Pakistan, likely causing severe damage. The last major earthquake in Pakistan killed 80,000.
Pakistan

Lawsuit lenders prey on desperate personal injury plaintiffs

Lawsuit lenders convince cash-strapped plaintiffs to give up most of their future settlement in exchange for money now to fight their cases.
lawsuit lenders

Jean Claude Duvalier returns to Haiti but may face arrest

Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, son of former Haitian dictator "Papa Doc" Duvalier, has returned to Haiti after over two decades in exile.
Papa Doc

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.

Missouri House Bill 132 stifles free market competition

Rep. Mary Still (D-Mo.) is pushing House Bill 132, which would place an untenable cap on payday loans and cost jobs in the process.
A rolled-up dollar bill sitting upright on a table.

IRS announces tax refund debit cards for unbanked households

The IRS is offering tax refund debit cards to save money and allow unbanked taxpayers who can't use direct deposit to get their money faster.
unbanked households

NPSL cards: The credit myth that puts you at risk

There are NPSL credit risks to consider. Find out what No Preset Spending Limit (NPSL) cards are and how they can affect your credit score..
Credit cards

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.

Groupon spurns Google; IPO could exceed $15 billion

Groupon, local business marketing company, spurned Google's $6 billion offer to buy the company. Groupon's IPO could be $15 billion or more.
Variation on the Groupon logo.

U.S. jobless claims rise, tempering recent economic recovery

U.S. jobless claims are now at the highest level they've been since October, a speed bump on the road to economic recovery.
An unemployed man sitting on his living room couch, staring dejectedly into space.