Business

Nevada town gets wiped out by recession

The town of Empire, Nev., has been wiped off the map. The company owned-town was the last of its kind and was a victim of the recession.
Empire Nevada

Publix ice cream recall | Mistake in release distracts from risk

The FDA and Publix supermarkets have released a voluntary recall of ice cream -- but the recall announcement contained one big mistake.
Publix

Netflix Careers and Job Opportunities

Netflix, the nation’s largest online DVD service, offers careers and job opportunities to everyone across the nation.
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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.

Dutch Sandwich is a tasty tax evasion for U.S. multinationals

The Dutch Sandwich is a complex tax-evasion scheme that multinational corporations use to move billions in profits to Caribbean tax havens.
a woman holding a large sandwich

Steven Rattner to pay $10 million for raiding N.Y. pension fund

Former Obama car czar Steven Rattner has agreed to pay New York $10 million to settle a case involving his alleged raids of a pension fund.
File photo of former Obama car czar Steven Rattner.

Report claims payday loan cases clog Utah courts

A recent study claims that payday loan cases are clogging up Utah courts. But payday lenders say that the report is biased and misleading.
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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.

Better Business Bureau ratings plagued by alleged corruption

Though it is a trusted institution by the public, the Better Business Bureau ratings system has been repeatedly accused of corruption.
Robber

Rockmelt | The perhaps too socially connected browser

Rockmelt promises to store your browsing history in the cloud and be a more interconnected browser -- but is giving your browsing history to Facebook wise?
Rockmelt

Top 10 US college majors that lead to highest pay

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that these are the top-paying college majors. Choose money now, go renaissance later.
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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?

Marketing Your Home Business

A home business is lucrative way make money, but you have to utilize marketing tools in the best way...

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...
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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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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.

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."
Amazon

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.

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.

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)

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.