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House Republicans seek to defund net neutrality in budget bill

The GOP opposes net neutrality rules preventing major ISPs from discriminating against content providers and customers who don't pay extra.
fcc net neutrality rules

Fisher Price recall affects millions of products

Millions of products made by Fisher-Price have been recalled because of safety concerns. The company promises to replace defective products.
Fisher Price Trike

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.

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

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.

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

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!"

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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The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

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

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

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

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

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.”

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

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

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.