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

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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