Monthly Archives: February 2011

Feds will formally ban e-cigarettes on US flights this spring

The Transportation Department will clarify its position this spring with an outright electronic cigarette ban on flights in the United States.
e-cigarettes u.s. flights

World Health says alcohol kills more people worldwide than AIDS

A new report by the World Health Organization says that alcohol kills more people annually than tuberculosis, malaria or AIDS worldwide.
Pint

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

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.

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

Nerve damage could result from using Fixodent

A recently filed lawsuit claims that Procter & Gamble knew that Fixodent could cause paralysis and nerve damage and did nothing about it.
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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.

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

Cosmetic surgery rebound: bra sizes grow along with the economy

Cosmetic surgery procedures are increasing as the economy improves, with breast augmentation leading the way and nose jobs a close second.
breast augmentation

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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