Business

The surprise audit: due diligence for a payday loan business

A surprise audit is a great way to ensure customer security and eliminate potential employee fraud while providing great customer service...
A facial close-up of an African-American woman looking through a spyglass.

Starbucks mobile phone payments going live in all US stores

All U.S. Starbucks stores are going to be accepting payments via your Starbucks Card app on your mobile phone -- but is there a security issue?
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Amazon and Texas duking it out over sales tax obligations

The Texas Comptroller sent a $600 million sales tax bill to Amazon, but Amazon says its distribution center does not count as a "location."
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Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

Reno microlending program targets unbankable businesses

A new financing program in Reno is targeting businesses that have been denied financing from traditional loans, but the money is going fast.
Microfinance

St. Louis BOOST Loan helps businesses buy real estate

St. Louis businesses in need of 20-year installment loans should look to St. Louis BOOST loans to get a leg up on real estate buys.
Nighttime photo of the St. Louis skyline.

Quick Loans – How Quick is Quick?

Any person in need of money needs it quick. It is difficult to gauge urgency, but it is clear that lenders have changed the way quick loans are issued.
How fast do you need quick loans? This fast? (Photo: flickr.com)

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

Cutting Corners Without Affecting Quality Or Service

Money is tight, and profits are dwindling, but instead of worrying, why not get active with changes that can help the bottom line?
Help your employees be more efficient.

Company stock tanks as BP criminal investigation begins

The outlook for BP worsens as a BP criminal investigation has begun and BP stock has plummeted since the oil rig explosion. READ MORE...
Oil spill in water

King Pharmaceuticals to be bought out by Pharma giant Pfizer

In order to head off the loss of income that results from the "patent cliff," Pfizer is purchasing painkiller maker King Pharmaceuticals...
EipPen

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

Millions of Microsoft shares dumped by Bill Gates in 2010

Bill Gates has been dumping shares of Microsoft stock as he watches his company become an also-ran under CEO Steve Ballmer.
Photo of Bill Gates

Loss of refund cash advance product cuts H&R Block revenues

As a result of being forced to stop offering a cash advance against tax refunds, H&R Block has been losing revenue this tax season.
Tax preparation

Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch ushers in commercial spaceflight

The Space X Falcon 9 rocket launch Friday represents a major step away from NASA toward the commercialization of spaceflight. READ MORE...
The Space X Falcon 9 rocket on the launch pad at night

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

Investment firm Terra Firma loses lawsuit over EMI

A jury has found that Citigroup did not lie to the head of Terra Firma's investment group. This means EMI will continue to hemorrhage money.
Lily Allen on EMI

New Say on Pay rule gives shareholders vote on CEO compensation

The Say on Pay rule the SEC approved Wednesday as part of the Dodd-Frank Act lets shareholders decide whether CEOs are worth their salaries.
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Vision Airlines | US Government flies Russian spies in style

While Russia chose a government plane for a spy swap, the U.S. government chose private charter company Vision Airlines. Why? READ ON...
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Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Trapster Helps Avoid Expensive Tickets

I think Trapster developer Pete Tenereillo really missed out on a fortune by not charging for this app. He'd be a multimillionaire...
Trapster puts the power to avoid police in your hands. Image from Flikr.

Marijuana growers unionizing under Teamsters banner

In California, 40 marijuana growers have joined the Teamsters Union. This is the first case of unionized marijuana growers in U.S. history…
The Teamsters Union logo with a picture of cannabis leaves superimposed on top.