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TV pitchman Don Lapre indicted for fraud on 41 charges

TV pitchman Don Lapre has been indicted for multiple fraud charges stemming from his "Greatest Vitamin in the Word" infomercial scheme.
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Google Tablet | Google plans to compete with iPad?

Rumors are running wild about a possible Google Tablet. A Google Android-based tablet will be available soon - where can you get one? READ ON...
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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.

Whipped Beaten Culinary Works | Cooking, with expletives added

The Whipped Beaten Culinary Works cookbook provides some solid cooking advice - with a heavy dose of expletives and semi-nude photography...
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Big businesses present wish list for consumer finance regulation

In a letter to the U.S. government, big business groups spell out hopes for the immediate future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Two thirds of low interest emergency SBA loans denied

Government loans intended to help homeowners and small businesses affected by disasters are being denied more than 60 percent of the time...
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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.

BP buys top oil spill search listings as BP stock price plummets

BP bought top oil spill search listings on Google, Bing and Yahoo in a bid to control information about the disaster as its stock plummets.
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Debt collectors trying to polish image in media

Debt collectors are starting to get into the media, but this time they're trying to rehabilitate their image in the press.
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How to write a customized cover letter

Applying for a job is tough. If you tailor your cover letter to the employer, you're one step closer. Learn how to write a good cover letter.
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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.

Samsung wants to block importation of Apple devices

Samsung has petitioned the ITC and filed suit against Apple to block U.S. importation of iPod, iPad and iPhone devices over patent disputes.
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Pawn lenders continuing to become more high-class

Years ago, pawn lenders were seen as almost seedy. Pawn lenders have become more high-class over the past few years, however.
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Merchants moving away from debit and credit cards

Merchants are starting to move away from credit and debit cards, as interchange fees charged by banks are making them unpopular.
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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.

US CEOs bullish on sales, hiring increases

U.S. CEOs surveyed by Business Roundtable were optimistic that sales in the next six months will facilitate increased hiring.
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Tighter regulation urged by Congress for business credit cards

Members of Congress are lobbying the Federal Reserve to regulate business credit cards more like personal credit cards.
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Big banks debut clearXchange mobile payments service

Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have created clearXchange, a mobile payment service to compete with systems like PayPal.
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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.

Will the CFPB serve up a small bank Rapture?

The American Bankers Association fears the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will kill more than 1,000 small U.S. banks and credit unions.
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OnDeck platform provides a credit rating to small businesses

Small businesses have a new resource, OnDeck, for aggregating financial information and gaining an independent credit rating.
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