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New Zealand mine explosion leaves 29 trapped underground

The New Zealand mine explosion has left 29 men trapped underground. So far, it's unknown whether any survived the blast that hit Nov. 12...
New Zealand coal mine

Charlie Crist leaves GOP and runs as an Independent

Charlie Crist surprised no one by announcing he would run as an Independent, but what does it mean for his odds of winning a Senate seat?
Florida Governor Charlie Crist

U.S. officials warn of danger in Koran burning

The planned Koran burning by the Dove World Outreach Center Church was decried by U.S. officials, saying it will endanger American troops...
Gift Box

Where Is The Best Place To Get Payday Loans Online and Why?

There are all kinds of reasons why you would want to get a loan online but what should you know about payday loans first?
There are all kinds of reasons why you would want to get a loan online but what should you know about payday loans first?

Bill Richardson to deliver decision on Billy the Kid by New Year

Bill Richardson, outgoing Governor of New Mexico, will soon decide whether to grant a pardon to dead but well-known outlaw Billy the Kid.
Billy the Kid

Some homebuyer tax credits were low interest loans

Nearly a million people must repay the homebuyer tax credit they filed for. They got low interest loans for getting loans for a home.
IRS building

Rand Paul makes gaffe on Rachel Maddow

Rand Paul has opened his mouth about the Civil Rights Act and put his foot in it. What did he say on "The Rachel Maddow Show"? READ MORE...
Duct Tape

Why Borrow Money On Installments To Keep From Defaulting On Bills And Ruining Your Credit?

Many people are shocked at how damaging it is to have a low credit score. Many though have found a temporary solution with installment loans.
Many people are shocked at how damaging it is to have a low credit score. Many though have found a temporary solution with installment loans.

Tax refunds and tax fraud are increasing

The average amount of an income tax refund has increased over the past few years and so have fraudulent deductions on income tax returns.
Portrait of the 1773 "Boston Tea Party"

David Paterson drops reelection bid

New York Governor David Paterson has declined to run for re-election, in light of failing polls and pervasive scandals. READ MORE...
David Paterson

State university tuition hikes to lead to more student debt

The cost of tuition for higher education is increasing, and state universities are likely to keep raising rates because of budget cuts.
University

How To Use Short Term Loans To Save Your Budget

There are plenty of things eating your budget and late fees on the bills is typically the biggest waste and easiest to fix with short term loans.
There are plenty of things eating your budget and late fees on the bills is typically the biggest waste and easiest to fix with short term loans.

Assange and WikiLeaks part of an old tradition

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are being condemned, but there is an old tradition of exposing secrets of the government and other high powers.
Mark Felt

July deadline looming for ruling on debit card fee cap

An extension for the debit card fee cap has failed to pass the U.S. Senate. The Federal Reserve will rule on a cap on fees in July.
Debit card

Gemalto serves Android market with lawsuit

Gemalto is the latest company to sue the various makers of Android. Gemalto alleges gross patent infringement in the recently filed suit.
Android Screen

Personal Loans Online Do Not Requre Credit Checks Or Collateral Deposits

Credit checks cause damage to your credit score. These are the factors that you will appreciate knowing so you can get a personal loan without ruining your credit or putting up collateral.
Credit checks cause damage to your credit score. These are the factors that you will appreciate knowing so you can get a personal loan without ruining your credit or putting up collateral.

Mortgage loan closing costs on the rise

The closing costs for mortgages has gone up over the last year. It's getting more expensive to sell a home or pay off a mortgage. READ ON...
For Sale sign

Mortgage rates mean low interest loans for qualified buyers

Mortgage rates are near all time lows, so people who qualify can get low interest loans for a home -- but hopeful buyers must act quickly.
Real estate office

Israeli study links clowns and IVF success by reducing stress

A study found a link between clowns and IVF success. Women visited by clowns after in-vitro fertility treatments became pregnant more often.
Clowns

Why Using a Cash Advance For a Spending Spree Is a Very Bad Idea!

Cash advances, although a modern convenience, are not to be used for for irresponsible spending. Use them wisely and you will improve your financial situation.
Cash advances, although a modern convenience, are not to be used for for irresponsible spending. Use them wisely and you will improve your financial situation.

Coconut Crab | Egad!

The coconut crab is a fascinating creature, but you wouldn't want one around your house. READ MORE...

Shamu not to blame | the whale in question is named Tilikum

Trainer Dawn Brancheau was killed by one of the Shamu Orca whales at Sea World Orlando, a large bull named Tilikum. READ MORE...