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SparkPeople | Free diet advice, but does it work?

The websites SparkPeople, BabyFit, SparkRecipes and SparkTeen offer free weight-loss advice. It can work, if dieters work hard and keep at it.
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Traffic jams in China blamed on voracious demand for coal

Exploding consumer demand has led to a Chinese traffic jam on a highway to Beijing that reached 60 miles and could last until mid-September.
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When I needed fast cash, Personal Money Store was on my side

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Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

James Jones to resign as National Security Advisor

General James Jones is leaving his post as National Security Advisor. Top officials in the White House have been leaving in droves lately...
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Rent the Runway Offers High Fashion for a Low Price

Rent the Runway lets women rent dresses worth thousands for $50 to $200 for four days. Is this the best startup idea ever?

What is a bad credit installment loan?

If you need money now and suffering from bad credit or no credit, you can get the help you need with an instant bad credit installment loan.
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How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Ambien : More dangerous than helpful?

Ambien is prescribed as a sleep aid, but many people that use it report a wide variety of pleasant and unpleasant side effects. CLICK TO READ MORE...
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Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum | Israel’s Plan for Iran?

Si vis pacem para bellum is the Latin phrase meaning "If you wish for peace, prepare for war." Will Israel strike against Iran's nuclear facilities?
Si vis pacem para bellum. If you wish for peace, prepare for war. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

U.S. jobless claims rise, tempering recent economic recovery

U.S. jobless claims are now at the highest level they've been since October, a speed bump on the road to economic recovery.
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Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Correcting Errors on Your Credit Report

Credit report errors are more common than you might expect. They can have a negative effect on your financial situation, so catch and correct them right away…

No personal loan needed to rent housing

With rent prices falling to all time lows, people looking to rent a home can now do so without any financial hassles that are usually involved.

Impala recall begun by GM for seat belt safety concerns

GM has announced a large recall of the Chevrolet Impala. The Impala recall is because of faulty seat belt mounting for 2009 and 2010 Impalas.
Photo of an Impala.

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

New Payday Lending Laws for 2010

An overview of the new payday lending laws that went into effect January 1, 2010.
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CVS Pharmacy fined $75 million for being key meth lab supplier

Methamphetamine makers and users in the U.S. have CVS Pharmacy to thank for allowing sales of the raw materials that support their habit...
smoking methamphetamine, perhaps derived from CVS products

Is the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse deal a blow to US national pride?

The NYSE Euronext merger with Deutsche Boerse dilutes a U.S. icon and gives a German company 60 percent control over the combined entity.
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Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

Lion meat tacos removed from Arizona restaurant after threats

A restaurant in Tuscon, Ariz., has canceled a promotion of lion meat tacos after receiving threats for daring to plan to serve the food item.
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