Monthly Archives: February 2011

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

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

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

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

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

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

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

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

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

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

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

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

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.

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

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

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

Internet land rush may lead to .nazi, .gay and .god domains

A new Internet land rush may be headed to every corner of cyberspace by spring, including such domains as .nazi, .gay, .muhammad and more.
File photo of the character Sgt. Schultz from “Hogan's Heroes.”