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Worst venture capitalist moves in U.S. history

Startups need venture capital to get off the ground. Sometimes, VCs invest in real stinkers. Here are some of the worst VC bombs in history…
There's always one cupcake in the bunch that doesn't quite meet expectation. In this case, the frosting has boiled over and it’s a hot, sticky mess.

Insider trading probe affects cross section of financial industry

A sweeping insider trading investigation by the SEC is affecting the financial industry at many levels, and charges could be filed this year.
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Santa Claus rally hits markets in countries celebrating Christmas

The Santa Claus rally is a year-end stock market surge occurring in countries where people celebrate Christmas as a national holiday ...
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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.

Law school investment may not pay off for most law graduates

Investing in law school is riskier than ever with a glut of law graduates deeply in debt and competing for jobs that don't pay well enough.
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Family Dollar share price surges on NASDAQ

Discount retailer Family Dollar Stores Inc. was purchased by billionaire Nelson Peltz. It's a sign that dollar chains are now big business.
A smiling young woman hunts for values at her local Family Dollar store.

Value of college questioned with high loans and unemployment

As student loan balances and unemployment grow, people are beginning to question the value of college. The numbers say it does have value.
College Graduates

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.

Why more investors are buying dividend-paying stocks, not bonds

Current market conditions make dividend-paying stocks a cheap long-term investment, but the end of Bush tax cuts could spoil the party...
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Apple stock declines as Steve Jobs takes medical leave

Steve Jobs is taking a medical leave of absence from Apple for undisclosed reasons. Tim Cook will take over the reigns again until he returns.
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PBGC.gov is protecting pensions across the United States

PBGC.gov is a federal agency whose purpose is to help retirees and long-term workers find unclaimed pension money that is owed to them. READ ON...
A montage of finance and retirement-related terms is pictured. With the blizzard of choices out there for finding unclaimed money, PBGC.gov makes it easy for retirees to collect forgotten pensions.

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.

Former GM financial wing Ally may have its own IPO

Ally Financial Inc, formerly GMAC, is starting to post profits again. General Motors' former finance wing may have an IPO of it's own soon.
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Euro dollar values move on the market

The Euro dollar value has made a slight gain, after the European bailout was announced today. Gains were slight, but still gains. READ ON...
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Futures Trading and SEC fighting Congress for funding

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have requested additional funding but may be facing cuts.
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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.

GM IPO date of November 17 is finally here

The GM IPO date of November 17 has arrived at last, and the company will finally offer shares for the first time since the auto bailout...
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Quadruple Witching: the stock market seasons change

Today is one of the four Quadruple witching days in the stock market. What is quadruple witching, and what does it mean for the market?
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Apple Inc. reaches record high stock price

During a banner year, stock price for Apple Inc. shot to an all-time high of more than $300. The iPad, iPhone and iPod continue to dominate.
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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.

Homeownership questioned by growing number of skeptics

Homeownership, a hallmark of the American Dream, is being questioned by a growing number of skeptics who think it is not a good investment.
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Calix, MaxLinear, First Interstate | Three IPOs doing well today

Calix, MaxLinear, and First Interstate all went public on the stock market today and have done well. Learn more about these companies here.
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