Monthly Archives: February 2011

Blackout of Egypt internet cost millions in lost revenue

Estimates are emerging of damage done by the shutdown of Egypt's internet. The nation lost an estimated $80 million to $90 million in revenue.
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Senate passes 1099 repeal, rejects health care repeal as expected

The 1099 rule was viewed by both parties as a burden to small business, but they remain bitterly opposed on health care reform ...
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Fannie and Freddie raising mortgage loan lenders risk fees

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are raising risk fees for mortgage loan lenders, making it that much harder for Americans to purchase homes.
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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.

WikiLeaks among more than 200 nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

WikiLeaks has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. While the $1.6 million prize could be used in Assange's defense, it likely won't be.
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How Candlemas and Imbolic became Punxsutawney Phil’s Day

Feb. 2 is a day to celebrate for many reasons. The Candlemas and Imbolic celebrations and Mary's Purification now fall on Groundhog Day.
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Wall Street pay rises to record levels

Wall Street pay has reached record levels, says Wall Street Journal. Billions more in Wall Street salary and benefits won't please taxpayers.
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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.

Intel set back with recall of Sandy Bridge chip set

A design error has forced Intel to recall its much-heralded Sandy Bridge processor, a mistake that will cost about $1 billion to correct.
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Queensland coast of Australia braces for Cyclone Yasi

Cyclone Yasi is about to slam into the state of Queensland, the northeast part of Australia. The storm is the same size as Hurricane Katrina.
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