Monthly Archives: March 2011

February jobs report shows decline in unemployment

The Labor Department has just released the February jobs report, which shows that unemployment has continued to decline so far this year.
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Mississippi reporter misunderstands no credit check payday loans

Mississippi House Bill 455 extended the life of payday loans in the state. A Clarion-Ledger reporter objects but doesn't have a good argument.
A “Welcome to Mississippi” road sign that labels the state “Birthplace of America's Music.”

The no-so-hidden lifetime cost of a bad credit score

A bad credit score or a credit score report that contains errors can rob a person of thousands of dollars over a lifetime.
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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.

Microfinance pioneer Yunus fired by Bangladesh government

Muhammad Yunus, a pioneer in the field of microfinance, has been forced out of his position at Grameen Bank by the Bangladesh government.
Muhammad Yunus

Clock is ticking on $1.1 billion in unclaimed 2007 tax refunds

Low-income taxpayers who didn't file for 2007 could have money coming thanks to the Earned Income Tax Credit ...
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Why GDP is not the best measure of economic growth

The Gross Domestic Product is an often-cited number to measure economic growth, but problems with this number call its relevance into question.
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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.

How to protect yourself from unwanted spam

Too much spam is a nightmare! There are a couple of important things you can learn to arm yourself with the right tricks to combat spam.
A woman sitting at a laptop, looking upset.

Polls show most of US favors collective bargaining rights

A majority of people in the U.S. support labor unions' collective bargaining rights, according to multiple national polls conducted by media.
A round, orange California union badge bearing the slogan, “Your Rights At Work: Worth Fighting and Voting For.”

SEC charges ex-Goldman director Rajat Gupta with insider trading

Former Goldman board member Rajat Gupta faces insider trading charges for profiting from confidential information during the financial crisis
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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.

Consumer spending report shows improved savings rate

The report on Americans' economic activity during January shows a surprising trend: Americans are making a little more but saving a lot more.
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US manufacturing index keeps expanding, but obstacles lie ahead

Manufacturing grew for the 19th straight month at the highest rate in seven years, but several factors are set to challenge future growth.
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