Financial

Is the NYSE-Deutsche Boerse deal a blow to US national pride?

The NYSE Euronext merger with Deutsche Boerse dilutes a U.S. icon and gives a German company 60 percent control over the combined entity.
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Graduates are using Installment Loans to Fund Mishaps

Recent graduates use installment loans to pay emergency bills as they try to find healthy budgets to follow.

The clock is ticking on tax deductible donations for 2010

Time remains to lower your tax bill if you have proper record keeping of tax deductible donations to qualified charitable organizations ...
tax deductible donations

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.

Buyouts and cuts featured heavily in new Maryland budget

The new Maryland budget, proposed to the legislature today, contains cuts in employment and health care to make up a $1.6 billion shortfall.
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Does Arabian Peninsula Group Even Exist?

Harman International Industries Inc. says it has never heard of Arabian Peninsula Group, and so far it appears that no one else has either. READ MORE ...
Harman International makes high-end audio equipment.

Bump Up Your Credit Score

We’re in a credit crunch, and getting a loan – whether it’s an auto loan, a home loan, or a personal loan – requires better credit than ever before...

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.

FICO Announces Damage Guidelines for Credit Mistakes

FICO makes public the effects of common credit mistakes in concrete numbers on individual credit scores...

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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Gas prices expected to continue falling in the year ahead

Gas prices are rising, and they may go higher. Rising demand along with seasonal supply restrictions could result in $4-a-gallon gas in 2011.
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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?

Congressional Budget Office | The CBO on healthcare

The Congressional Budget Office released its preliminary analysis of the health care bill. What is the estimate, and how does the CBO work?
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Deficit commission submits final report for panel vote on Dec. 3

The deficit commission report submitted today is a "Moment of Truth" that politicians and the public will be reluctant to rise up to...
deficit commission tackles national debt

Sharia-compliant mortgage program in Minnesota ends

Despite statements that the Constitution should be used to protect religious individuals, Tim Pawlenty has ended a Sharia-compliant loan program.
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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.

Federal Reserve member speaks of risk of Japanese-style deflation

Japanese-style deflation in the U.S. economy is a possibility if the Fed holds benchmark interest rates at record lows indefinitely-READ ON
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How do you establish credit when you need credit to get credit?

To establish credit when you have no credit is a challenge, but responsible use of a secured credit card is a good way to get you started.
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AIG bonuses for February 2010: $100 million

AIG bonuses of $100 million will be handed out this month, despite accepting government aid in 2008 to keep the company from collapsing...
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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.

Ursula Burns | How Far We’ve Come, How Far to Go

Ursula Burns became the first black woman to head a Fortune 500 company when she took over Xerox in July. This made me think about progress ...
Xerox makes a lot more than copiers nowadays. Image from Flickr.

Swipe fee cap by Federal Reserve may be higher than planned

The Federal Reserve will announce what it is setting the swipe fee cap at, but it could be higher than 12 cents per transaction.
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