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Volatile stock market driven by impulsive investor fears

Stock market volatility is sending traders on a rollercoaster ride driven by fear that is measured by the Market Volatility Index, or VIX.
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Low CD rates prompt consumers to pay off credit cards

Extremely low CD rates have encouraged many consumers to funnel their money into paying off high-interest debt like credit cards.
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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.
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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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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?

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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?
Stock market ticker board, possibly on quadruple witching day.

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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