Monthly Archives: February 2011

Government powers handed to army as Hosni Mubarak resigns

Hosni Mubarak resigns: The president of Egypt has resigned from his post amid violent unrest and handed the Egyptian government to the army.
Anti-Mubarak Protests

Apple flash crash: $10 billion market cap loss in four minutes

A sudden spike in trading volume sent Apple stock tumbling Thursday in a flash crash that doesn't have an easy explanation but has stabilized.
apple stock

Money bought dog, Lucy Lou, mayor position in Kentucky

Lucy Lou is a red and white border collie who is making history in Kentucky. In a 2008 election with 200 percent turnout, she was elected.
Border Collie

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.

Frugal fatigue affects two-thirds in US sick of penny-pinching

Most Americans are uncomfortable with creating a budget, tracking spending, saving for emergencies and living within their means ...
financial responsibility

Super Bowl flyover highlights amount public pays for training

The flyover of five F-18 planes over the Super Bowl was viewed only by TV monitor -- and cost taxpayers $450,000. Some say this was a waste.
F18

Is diet soda bad for you? One study links diet soda to stroke

A new study has linked consumption of diet soda to heart attack and stroke, but evidence is not clear on whether it's correlation or a cause.
Diet soda

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.

Falling home values put record number of mortgages under water

As home prices have continually fallen during the recession, it is estimated that 27 percent of homeowners are under water on their mortgages.
Underwater house

Death may not end student loan obligations

Many families who are grieving the loss of a child are finding that they are also responsible for paying off thousands in student loans.
Student loans

Allentown, Pennsylvania, natural gas explosion damages 24 homes

A natural gas explosion destroyed row housing in Allentown, Penn. UGI utilities says the gas main under the homes recently passed inspection.
Natural gas

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.

Pirates hijack one-fifth of daily U.S. oil imports in one attack

Somali pirates, operating from mother ships, are preying on strategic shipping lanes in the Arabian Sea and recently hijacked a U.S. supertanker.
u.s. oil imports

Bad mortgage nightmare could cost banks $60 billion

A clause in many mortgage securities says that banks will buy them back if they go bad, but banks are gearing up to fight their obligations.
Bank of America

Art Schlichter: Super Bowl ticket probe finds millions in fraud

Art Schlichter is a former quarterback who has used his connections to swindle people out of millions. The Super Bowl was his latest target.
Super Bowl tickets

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.

Flu vaccine kills all strains in early tests

A new flu vaccine, thus far tested on 11 people, has proven to kill almost all strains of the flu virus. It could end the yearly vaccine.
Kleenex

NASA: Russian claims of Apophis collision with Earth exaggerated

The odds of an Apophis collision course are slim, but astronomers warn that the need for an asteroid deflection strategy cannot be ignored.
apophis collision course

Valentine’s Day gift ideas, Proflowers codes and more

Before it's too late, savor these Valentine's Day gift ideas and set that mouse to clicking. Rich or not so rich, there are always options.
Marble statue of the impish love bandit, Cupid.

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.

Bank of America to stop offering reverse mortgages

After only four years, Bank of America is shuttering its reverse mortgage business in favor of "going other directions," says the company.
Bank of America

Link discovered between marijuana use and mental illness

A new study has found marijuana use can cause mental illness symptoms to emerge years earlier in people at risk for developing mental illness.
Weed