Business

OnLive & Instant Action : Take your gaming to the cloud

Both OnLive and Instant Action announced their web-based gaming systems this week. What do these systems do, and how are they different?
Video Gaming Group

Ephren Taylor Shares Tips on Starting a Business

CNN interviewed Ephren Taylor, 27, the youngest-ever African-American CEO of a publicly traded company. He talked about starting his own business at age 12 ...
Ephren Taylor

iPhone competitors fight over scraps as Apple gorges on profits

Apple dominates the mobile industry by generating more profit than the world's top three handset makers with just 3 percent market share.
Photo of the Apple 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.

Juliette Brindak runs $15 million website, MissOandFriends.com

Juliette Brindak, 20, created the popular girls' website MissOandFriends.com. It attracted a book deal and is currently valued at $15 million.
File photo of Juliette Brindak.

Atlas Energy Chevron buyout under multiple investigations

Though Chevron and Atlas Energy have agreed to a buyout, shareholders aren't happy about the deal. The thought is the company is worth more.
Natural Gas

Master the metrics of small business success

How can you tell if your business is doing well? Benchmark your business, with an eye for some of these key ratios you'll want in your favor.
A woman in a business suit is seated before a laptop computer. Her arms are in the air in celebration, and the in-photo text reads “I won!”

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.

The business of a New Korean War

Will a New Korean War result from the tensions, and if so, will America's economy survive being cut off from South Korean products and parts?
Close-up of the statue of an American soldier pondering the dog tags of fallen comrades. The statue is part of a Korean War Memorial located in New Jersey.

Google offers Groupon $5.3 billion for local search domination

In a move reminiscent of last year's attempt to buy Yelp, Google has offered to buy Groupon for $5.3 billion Why is Google interested?
Google Local

Workers try to find payday cash with a good boss to match

Workers looking for payday cash also have to look for good bosses to guide them.

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?

Payday Lending Catching On at Credit Unions

Payday lending isn't just for payday lending businesses anymore. Credit unions are dabbling in the consumer service, but their terms are less than satisfactory…
Why not get it right the first time when you try payday lending, credit unions? (Photo: wikipedia.org)

Loss of tax loan funding causes Jackson Hewitt bankruptcy

Jackson Hewitt, the tax preparation firm, has gone into bankruptcy protection because of loss of revenue from tax refund anticipation loans.
Income tax form 1040

Kiva expands P2P loans to green ideas and student loans

Microlending nonprofit Kiva is working on expanding its business to lending for environmental changes and students in third-world countries.
Solar Panels

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.

Vanderbilt/Oxford Study: Payday Loan Firm Profits Not Excessive

A joint Vanderbilt/Oxford study entitled "The Profitability of Payday Loans" shows that industry profits are not excessive, counter to what media critics claim.
Think this represents the average payday loan company CEO? Think again. Profitability is hardly out of sight, even if it has allowed the industry to grow. (Photo: flickr.com)

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.

Don’t be taken – Understanding the top 10 secrets of liars

You assets are valuable, particularly in a recession. Know the top 10 secrets of liars and avoid being taken in a financial scam!
The best liars aren't crossing their fingers behind their backs as this man is doing.

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.

The Arizona ban and the financial reform bill

The effects of the Arizona payday loan ban include businesses closing and jobs being lost. Will the federal financial reform bill do likewise?
Grand Canyon

Apple earnings boom for first quarter

Apple has been booming lately, and the first quarter Apple earnings have shot through the roof off of sales of iPhones and Mac computers.
Definitely not what Apple earnings look like.