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Severe budget problems could get all Detroit teachers laid off

Every single teacher employed by the city of Detroit will be laid off by July 29, unless the city can fix some chronic budget problems.
Picture of Detroit skyline

A quick riff on St. Patricks Day history

We all know that March 17 is St Patrick's Day, but many people wonder about St Patrick's Day history, and it is pretty interesting...
St. Patricks Day history - Statue of St Patrick

Justice Department faces off in court against Joe Arpaio

Controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued by the Justice Department. The suit says Arpaio won't cooperate with civil rights investigations.
Photo of Joe Arpaio

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

Legal spat over financial protection bureau continues

The legal battle over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues, as legislators try to gut the agency before it starts operating.
Hearing

No iPhone recall, says Jobs at Apple press conference

An Apple press conference was held about the iPhone 4.0 antenna. There will be no iPhone recall, but owners can get a free case. READ MORE...
Steve Jobs

InterMune needs breath of fresh air after FDA rejection

The FDA has turned down approval for the InterMune drug pirfenidone, which would have been used to treat pulmonary fibrosis. READ MORE...
Bottle and pills

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Mortgage applications increase; loan modification falls

Mortgage applications are down 40 percent from a year ago, but they are starting to raise slightly. Most applications are for refinancing.
Desert landscape

Mehserle verdict cause for great concern

The Mehserle verdict was viewed as far too light by a lot of people. Incidents such as this can lead to things like the Watts Riots of 1965.
Watts Riots

Global warming and Walmart going to the Supreme Court

Lawsuits concerning Walmart and global warming have been added to the upcoming Supreme Court docket. Both cases have massive implications...
WalMart

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

Jared Loughner due in court to face charges in Tuscon shooting

Jared Loughner, the suspect in the Tuscon shooting rampage, will be arraigned in court for the shootings today. He may face the death penalty.
Gabrielle Giffords

Senate stalling on vote ratifying new START treaty

The Senate is stalling voting on the new START treaty, which would further reduce the United States' and Russia's stockpiles of nuclear arms.
Medvedev and Obama

Permit issued for deepwater drilling as oil prices start climbing

Months after the BP oil spill shut down deepwater offshore drilling, The Department of the Interior has granted a deepwater drilling permit.
Offshore drilling

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

Financial statements released from Obama and Joe Biden

The President and Vice President both released their financial disclosure forms, as they are required annually. It may surprise you. READ ON...
Vice President Joe Biden

BP CEO Tony Hayward gets small victory amid turmoil

The second attempt to cut leaking pipes in order to cap them has succeeded, which may be some relief to BP CEO Tony Hayward. READ MORE...
Wine Cork

Obama Wall Street address calls for change and cooperation

The Obama Wall Street speech at Cooper Union calls for good reforms, and security from foolhardy financial gambles. What else did he say?
Cooper Union Foundation Building

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Another flock of dead birds discovered in Sweden

Another flock of dead birds has been found, this time in Sweden. The incidents suggest an eerie correlation, but they aren't uncommon.
Flock

Tornado season devastates Gulf Coast

Bad weather created a tornado system that has devastated areas of Mississippi and Alabama. The Gulf Cost is often hit harder by tornadoes...
Tornado forming