Billionaire Sees Big Problems in China

China enjoyed a year of staggering growth in its GNP and on its stock exchange board in 2009. Most economists believe 2010 will bring more of the same for the Chinese economy, for it seems as though getting money now is not much of a considerable issue for them. The Chinese government has poured $586
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FCIC report on financial crisis sparks routine partisan bickering

When the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission report was issued Wednesday, partisan bickering was the big story. The FCIC report concluded that the financial crisis was ultimately the federal government’s fault, and it could have been avoided. The FCIC report was endorsed by six Democratic members of the commission, while the four Republicans disagreed with its

Poor credit short term loans

Short term loans even with bad credit Short term lending products are usually a little scary for many who perhaps may be weary of applying over the internet. Pressing the submit button on an online form along with your private information being processed carries risk in the eyes of most. However, our primary concern is

One Good Reason to Get Payday Advances

Payday advances make ends meet If you want to sit back and analyze it, there are lots of perfectly good reasons to get payday advances. Emergency medical bills, cars that don’t start, appliances that won’t run, bills that were over-looked, bills that are past due, bank accounts that are overdrawn, irresistible one-day-only retail discounts, and
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Credit Karma offers an emerging new model for free credit scores

Credit Karma is one of many websites that have emerged offering free credit scores. Learning your credit score is easier now, thanks to the financial reform bill signed into law this month. Financial reform legislation, otherwise known as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, requires lenders to show you the credit reports

The Extended Home Buyers Tax Credit Can Benefit You

2009 First Time Home Buyers Tax Credit Most people are now well aware of the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit issued in 2009. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) statistics indicated a consistent rise in pending home sales during the period in which first time home buyers could reap tax credits. In fact, NAR’s
A parent is shown holding her infant in a front baby sling. This is not the SlingRider or Wendy Bellissimo product under the Infantino baby sling recall; it is only meant to illustrate how such a product is worn.

Infantino Sling Rider recall affects more than 1 million products

A recent baby sling recall by Infantino that affects the “SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” models — heretofore to be referred to as the “Infantino Sling Rider Recall” — will take more than 1 million products off the market. That’s 1 million from the U.S. and 15,000 from Canada, reports the Chicago Tribune. For parents of
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The BP oil spill, Pensacola Beach nightmare, fouls the white sand

The BP oil spill Pensacola had watched close in for days arrived on its white sandy beaches Friday. BP placed a cap over the gushing oil in an attempt to slow down the flow as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010 has fouled shorelines in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and now Florida. President
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The pros and cons of debt reduction vs. emergency fund

In these uncertain economic times, should a person try saving money or reducing credit card debt? With the average return on savings in the U.S. so low, many financial experts say that consumers will come out ahead in the long run with debt reduction. Basically, the cost of carrying credit card debt outweighs the benefits
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Cholera outbreak in Haiti begins to subside

A recent outbreak of cholera in Haiti has possibly begun to subside, but there are still many afflicted. Haitian officials are pointing to fewer deaths being recorded, so the outbreak may be slowing down, at least. Haiti has experienced severe turmoil since the earthquake in Haiti earlier this year. Those who caught cholera all appear

Everyone may need extra cash as household wealth falls

It was recently announced that the recession is officially over, but that almost seems meaningless. Recessions technically end when economic contractions cease, but some things are still depressed, such as employment and household wealth. The wealth of a household, or net worth, is determined as assets minus debts. For instance, the value of a home
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Wowwee Rovio: half robot, half webcam, all awesome

If you’ve got wifi in your house and a desire to have some robotic fun, the Wowwee Rovio is built just for you. The Wowwee Rovio is half remote-controlled robot and half webcam. The remote control can connect to any available wifi connection – meaning you can have the Wowwee Rovio roam your house and

Market Response, Impulse, Emergency Money and Bad Investing

Mistakes in the recession Responses to the market collapse, investing impulsively, emergency money, and bad investing make up the top regrets of the recession. Consumers are weighing in on how well they fared throughout the recession on each one and learning lessons from their responses. Now that the recession is considered to be over, it’s
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Tibetan Mastiff breaks record as most expensive dog in the world

A red Tibetan Mastiff has supplanted another canine of the same breed as the most expensive dog in the world. Red Tibetan Mastiffs have become a status symbol for the wealthy in China, a country where historically dogs have been more likely to be eaten. The red Tibetan Mastiff known as “Big Splash” went for

Fast Cash Loans Win the Payday Race

And they’re off! It starts the minute you get your paycheck. Some people call it living on a tight budget. Others call it living from paycheck to paycheck. I call it the Payday Race, because that’s exactly what it is. Every pay period, you have one goal: Make it to the finish line before your
Undocumented workers standing on a street corner have been joined by Americans clothed in superhero garb.

More American workers turning to day labor during recession

The recession continues to leave many Americans grasping for cash, wherever they may find it. They’re even reaching for those so-called “jobs Americans won’t do,” reports the Wall Street Journal. Day labor, once considered to be the almost-exclusive domain of undocumented workers, is now on the rise among  former white-collar employees, male and female. Reports