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Credit card hotline is latest issue in consumer bureau fight

The latest fight over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau involves a credit card hotline that would compile complaints about card companies.
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Defense attorneys call for Blagojevich/Obama subpoena

Defense attorneys in the Rod Blagojevich trial have requested the President to testify. A Blagojevich Obama subpoena could go anywhere...
Rod Blagojevich

Better Business Bureau ratings plagued by alleged corruption

Though it is a trusted institution by the public, the Better Business Bureau ratings system has been repeatedly accused of corruption.
Robber

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.

Which banks benefited from the bailout?

As the Wall Street reform bill heads to the President's desk, what happened to the TARP program? Who got the most bailout money? READ ON...
Breadline at FDR memorial

US embassy in Tripoli shuttered with Libya sanctions pending

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli has been mostly evacuated. Economic sanctions against Libya are going to be implemented soon.
Gadhafi

iPhone available from Verizon starting February 10

The ordeal is finally over, and people can stop talking about the iPhone and Verizon already. The Verizon iPhone is available on Feb 10.
iPhones

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.

Diplomats react differently to WikiLeaks and Cablegate

Reactions from diplomats and governments have been mixed to WikiLeaks and "Cablegate." Some condemn the release, while others approve of it.
Benjamin Netanyahu

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have quite the tab

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cost taxpayers almost $150 billion. The CBO expects it to get worse. How long will this keep up? READ ON...
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Mortgages becoming very low interest loans

Mortgage rates are lower than they ever have been. Mortgages are becoming some seriously low interest loans, if you can access the credit.
Davis Mansion

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.

Snow Hurricane set to hit East Coast

A Nor'easter is set to hit New Jersey this week, bringing hurricane winds and over a foot of snow, dubbed a "Snow Hurricane." READ MORE...

20 percent of homeowners under water on mortgage loans

Recent studies show that despite some improvement, more than 20 percent of mortgages are underwater and foreclosures are still increasing.
Submarine

Paying mortgages getting easier, but housing still depressed

Surveys of consumers are revealing that homeowners are finding it easier to pay the mortgage, but the housing market is still depressed.
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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.

Sirhan Sirhan claims to not remember Robert Kennedy shooting

Sirhan Sirhan says he does not remember killing Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. His lawyer maintains Sirhan was the victim of a brainwashing plot.
Robert Kennedy

How to find a cheap couch or love seat

Replacing furniture can be a chore. However, it's easy to replace a couch, love seat or recliner very inexpensively with the right shortcuts.
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UK election results in a hung parliament

The UK election results are in, and Great Britain has a hung parliament. That means the British Government is powerless. What will they do?
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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.

Use of credit cards rises for first time in two years

Credit cards are starting to make a comeback, as credit card use has risen for the past three months after two consecutive years of decline.
Credit Card

Ways to save instant cash on leisure activities

There is no reason to pay full price for leisure activities if one does not need to. Learn to cut corners, and the savings can add up fast.
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