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People of Wal Mart | We’ve Stopped Caring

Belly up to the butt end of America Wal-Mart may have a social conscience (as witnessed by their removing corporate ads from Glenn Beck’s programs), but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still pandering to the lowest common denominator. While the constant comment would be that people shop at Wal-Mart because it’s more affordable for families
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The Case for Walking Away

Bankruptcy goes hand-in-hand with unemployment and foreclosure Today the government announced unemployment figures for June that are much worse than expected. Employers cut 467,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 9.5%, the worst since 1983. Unemployment is a lagging indicator, so even after the economy begins to improve, the jobless rate is likely to
A man submerged in murky financial waters is about to bite on the hook of the EPPICard phishing scam.

EPPICard: Less phishing, more administrative fees

Unemployed Americans looking to access their state benefits have had a difficult time with the EPPICard debit card system in the past. The ATM card-style distribution system was designed to make it easy for the unemployed to access their benefits money. Unfortunately, numerous media reports have indicated that the program failed to go off without
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BP CEO Tony Hayward gets small victory amid turmoil

Tony Hayward, the BP CEO, has been under a heavy amount of criticism as a result of the oil spill and the explosion on the oil rig that cost 11 workers their lives.  However, there is room for a little sigh of relief.  The new plan for the “cut and cap” method of plugging the
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Firing off April Fools myths like Sidd Finch fastballs

No April Fools 2010 wiki would be complete without a nod to the curious case of one Mr. Sidd Finch. Baseball fans who stumbled across the April 1, 1985 Sports Illustrated story must have simply glossed over the fact that it was written by George Plimpton, a notorious sports humorist, among the other letters in
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Birth spacing and autism study took into account other factors

A new preliminary study released today indicates that closer spacing of births and autism risk may be linked. The link of birth spacing and autism took into account other factors, and still showed surprising results. Siblings born within two years of one another show “significantly higher” risk of developing autism. Half a million children in
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Educating Yourself About Fast Credit Check Loan Options

What type of fast credit check loan should I use? Controlling your finances can be difficult during the best of times – when situations are tough, many people need to turn to fast credit check loan options in order to keep current on their bills. When weighing your options, it is important to educate yourself
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Gains in October jobs report not enough to dent unemployment

The October jobs report released Friday by the Labor Department said that the U.S. economy created 151,000 jobs last month. The job creation numbers were more than expected, but barely enough to keep up with U.S. population growth. As a result, the unemployment rate remained stuck at 9.6 percent despite the job gains. October jobs
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Rice, Texas hit by F2 tornado that injures four

The small town of Rice, Texas has been hit by a mid-level tornado. The 125 mph winds flipped trucks and railroad cars. Four people were taken to a nearby hospital after the Rice, Texas tornado; most of the damage in Rice was done to property. F2 tornado in Rice, Texas At about 5:30 p.m. on

Study shows we trust only 25 percent of what online friends say

Edelman study shows that online social marketing is far from foolproof Whether your business is payday loans, auto loans or nearly anything else, online social marketing through such networks as Facebook and Twitter should be an important part of the way you do business. However, if the recent Edelman study quoted in Ad Age is

The Unparalleled Benefits of Payday Loans

Understanding Payday Loans Better Payday loans are loans that are offered for a very short term to help people manage their unexpected expenses. Though there are numerous publications and articles in various forms of media propagating the ill effects of these loans, the truth about them cannot be hidden for long. Payday loans offer people

Graco stroller recall affects millions of families

1.5 million strollers deemed unsafe to small fingers Do any of these strollers endanger toddler fingers? Perhaps the Graco stroller recall will take care of that. (Photo: flickr.com) If you’re a parent, you know how much it costs to buy a stroller for your youngster. If you’re looking for anything other than a simple umbrella
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A holiday cash advance loan can keep you merry

If you’re like most people during the holidays, you are either in need of some extra cash or are flat-out broke. Fortunately, getting a holiday cash advance can quickly help you through your short term cash needs. It is certainly the best time to spend, and if you’re behind on bills and unexpected expenses, you
This cat is NOT eligible for Zerona laser liposuction, but perhaps it should be. (Photo: flickr.com)

Zerona Laser | Blasting Fat, FDA Approved

Fire away at your fat cells, you fatheads I am one of those individuals who might benefit from liposuction, but I’ve managed fine without it so far. The primary reason I haven’t submitted to the sucking is not because I value diet and exercise over unnecessary medical procedures (I try, but one look at me
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Obama Wall Street address calls for change and cooperation

As the financial reform bill is starting to make its way through Congress, President Obama went to Cooper Union College to speak, and the Obama Wall Street speech was full of requests for cooperation and change.  He asked for the Volcker Rule to be reinstated and implored Wall Street to cast off its  insular nature
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Raging Russian fires add to the misery of a heat wave and drought

Russian fires triggered by a record heat wave and drought are burning out of control in a great portion of the country’s eastern territory. Entire villages have burned to the ground and the death toll was 48 as of Aug. 6. The wildfires smothered Moscow under a think blanket of smoke and have left 4,000
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Another flock of dead birds discovered in Sweden

The number of incidents of dead birds falling from the sky has increased again. After the dead birds in Arkansas kicked off the phenomenon, another torrent of dead birds in Louisiana was reported. Another flock of deceased birds has been reported in Sweden. Dead birds fall from sky in Sweden After two recent incidents of