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New Fed proposal takes aim at excessive debit card swipe fees

The Fed wants to bring swipe fees closer to what it costs banks to process debit card transactions, as required in the financial reform bill.
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April Magolon sues Disney, accuses Donald Duck of groping

April Magolon is suing Disney over a claim that she was groped by Donald Duck. He isn't the first Disney theme park character to be accused.
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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.

A credit card cash advance can really cost you

Credit card cash advance fees are rising. The risk inherent in typical cash advances can actually be gotten around using a payday loan.
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BP advertising budget exceeds $1 million per week

BP will have to answer to Congress over claims that it's spending more than $1 million per week on brand ads while oil spill cleanup goes on.
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Full body scanner images expose private individuals on the web

Full body scanner images that were improperly saved showed up online, adding a dimension to the invasion of privacy posed by the machines...
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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.

SAT Scores | College Board releases results

SAT Scores are available from the College Board. Do these scores really indicate how well students will do in college - or life? READ MORE...
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Saving Emergency Money for Retirement Can be hurt by Job Hopping

Saving emergency money for retirement can be more difficult for the new generation of job hoppers.

Instant Approval Doesn’t Always Mean Cash Now

Consumers looking for cash now won’t always find it with “instant approval” credit cards.

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Get clutter under control for the holidays

Get clutter under control for the holidays and the new year, and find inner peace with a few basic tips, courtesy of Psychology Today...
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Renee Bowman | Children need better advocates

Renee Bowman has been convicted of first degree murder and child abuse. She milked her adopted girls for state money and stuffed two of them in her freezer.

Bangkok explosion | Bangkok grenade attacks heighten tension

Bangkok was rocked with grenade attacks during a pro and anti-government protest clash. Who shot the grenades, and why are they protesting?
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How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

Taco Bell class action suit says its taco meat is not really beef

Taco bell is being sued for false advertising over the chain's claims that its taco meat is real ground beef. It doesn't meet USDA standards.
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Cr-48: The first Chrome OS notebook Google will produce

Google has made big waves with the announcement that the Cr-48 Chrome Notebook is in open beta. But consumers won't see it until next year.
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Wisconsin judge blocks anti-collective bargaining bill

In a minor victory for the working class, the Wisconsin anti-collective bargaining law has been temporarily blocked by a Dane County judge.
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Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Small business lending drought has hurt Scottsdale, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona, is filled with small businesses in need of short term loans. Some have had to seek funding from banks in other states.
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