Business

Paychex offers business owners info on HIRE Act

Paychex, a business payroll, HR and benefits outsourcing firm, has a new Web page that shows companies what they'll save with the HIRE Act...
A happy man and woman are interviewing a prospective new female candidate for a job. Paychex makes it easy for such employers to know just how much tax credit they'll receive for that employee via the federal HIRE Act.

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.
Assorted vitamins

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...
A plush bag in the shape of the Google Android logo.

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

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...
Eggs ready for a whisk

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.
Protestor waving a sign that reads, "Financial reform now!"

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

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...
Flooding

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.
A screen shot of google home page

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.
A call center

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

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.
Example of a tailor-made cover letter, pasted onto posterboard for visual effect.

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.
Several iPods

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.
A pawn shop store front

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

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.
Debit card

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.
A young woman wears a T-shirt that reads, “You should offer me a job. Look at how creative I am.”

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.
Visa card

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

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.
Close-up of a hand holding a cell phone.

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.
From Flickr: “Whack a Banker: A Unique Opportunity to Discipline the reckless Bankers , based on robust modelling of the banking system.”