Monthly Archives: March 2011

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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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.

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 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.

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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