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Murkowski pulls ahead in Alaska vote count and blasts Palin

The drama of the Alaska vote count has intensified as Lisa Murkowski has pulled ahead of Joe Miller. Miller is contesting some of the write-in votes in a lawsuit. Murkowski also took some serious shots at former governor Sarah Palin. Murkowski gaining lead in Alaska vote count Lisa Murkowski has pulled ahead of Joe Miller
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Oil heads for Pensacola Beach | BP oil spill still gushing

The BP oil spill has yet to be stopped, and it was reported that an oil slick will soon be covering the coast of Florida. Oil was spotted a few miles off the Florida coast, and it is believed that within a few days, there will be an oil slick on the Western Panhandle of

Avastin as breast cancer treatment may get disapproved by the FDA

A committee of the Food and Drug Administration has recommended that the approval for Avastin to be marketed as a breast cancer drug be pulled. A new round of clinical testing revealed the drug had little or no effect on breast cancers, after the first round of clinical trials for the drug showed positive results.
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Services like PayNearMe for unbanked consumers expanding

There is a class of people called “unbanked” who do not get a lot of media attention. The unbanked are people who have no bank account of any kind. The number of services catering to them, such as the payment management system PayNearMe, is growing. Payment system and convenience chain form partnership There is a
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NASA arrives to aid trapped Chilean miners

The world has been patiently watching the unfolding saga of the Chilean miners trapped in a mine. It was established early on that some miners in the Chilean mine had survived, but it would take a long time before they could be rescued. Officials and advisers from NASA have been dispatched to the site to

Rent beginning to rise nationwide as fewer buy homes

There is always debate on whether to rent or to buy, and the cost of renting is going up. More people are electing to rent apartments, and vacancies have plummeted nationwide among rental properties. Landlords have also begun charging current tenants more. Rental vacancies falling as more people turn to rentals The number of rental
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H&R Block stops offering short term loans against tax refunds

This year, H&R Block will not be offering any short term loans against tax refunds. Refund Anticipation Loans, or RALs, are loans lent by a preparer against a potential refund, less a fee. The banking partner of the company was forced out of offering the loans by regulatory bodies. No more short term loans from
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Martin Luther King Day coming up Monday, January 17

On Monday, Jan. 17, the annual observance of Martin Luther King Day will be held. The day is the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a key figure in the struggle for civil rights for African Americans. It is a federal holiday, and most federal offices will close, as will banks.

Cost of vacations rising as theme park and flight costs are up

Every year, thousands of American families plan a fun getaway that often involves extensive travel and locations like theme parks. However, the cost of vacations is rising as things such as amusement parks and flights are becoming more expensive. Cost of Disneyland getting less enchanting Disneyland, the “Enchanted Kingdom,” is practically a Mecca for American

Queensland coast of Australia braces for Cyclone Yasi

The northeast coast of Australia is bracing for the landfall of Cyclone Yasi. Yasi is a tropical storm heading for the already battered state of Queensland, which recently experienced some of the worst flooding on record. The storm has roughly the same force as Hurricane Katrina. Cyclone Yasi about to batter coast of Queensland The

Scientists unable to find source of anthrax used in 2001 attacks

Scientists and investigators have been unable to determine the source of the anthrax used in the 2001 anthrax attacks. The anthrax spores used in the attacks are similar to a strain grown in the laboratory of Bruce Ivins but not completely identical. Ivins committed suicide before he could be prosecuted. National Academy of Sciences contradicts

Seven banks cannot meet capital requirements in Euro stress tests

After the Greek debt crisis began to wreak havoc in European financial markets, a series of stress tests were devised to see whether European banks could handle any further shocks. After the tests were administered, it was determined that seven major European banks could not handle further strains as they did not have sufficient reserves

Repossessions by mortgage loan lenders climb

The dismal saga of the real estate industry in America continues, and despite the occasional bright spot, there is still plenty of bad news to go around. Sales were boosted for some time by the home buyer tax credit. Foreclosures were barely helped by the loan modification program from the government. Not only did few
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Payday advance lenders compete for price when allowed

Some people have the idea that the payday advance industry does not compete for prices. In fact, many suspect lenders collaborate to keep prices and profits high at the expense of consumers. This case has been argued, citing the near uniformity of the price of the typical payday advance. However, those who make these claims
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Students have a hard time paying off personal loans

It is getting harder for students to make payments on the loans they borrowed to pay for an education. The default rate on students’ personal loans is rising nationwide, and lenders, including the federal government, are not forgiving despite a tough economic climate. Loan payments not as expensive as having to lawyer up The U.S.