Law and Order/Legislation

FTC suing POM Wonderful for unsubstantiated health claims

POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and supplements are under legal fire from the FTC due to what it claims are unsubstantiated health benefits.
A promotional photo of various POM beverage products.

Unemployment Extension Made Official November 5, 2009

The unemployment extension, passed November 5, 2009, means millions of Americans can continue to collect benefits for 14 to 20 weeks...
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State of New York sues Ernst & Young for civil fraud

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against accounting firm Ernst & Young for alleged civil fraud.
Ernst & Young building in New York's Time Square.

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

Walmart of Weed | weGrow warehouse expanding as a franchise

The so-called "Walmart of weed," weGrow, is planning franchise stores in many states. Franchising could help the company avoid legal issues.
Hydroponics

Ohio public workers protest collective bargaining reform

Ohio public workers are protesting Senate Bill 5, which would rewrite collective bargaining laws and potentially weaken state labor unions.
Front view of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

Breckenridge, Colorado, Legalizes Pot | Can They Do That?

In the city of Breckenridge, Colorado, people who possess less than an ounce of pot will not face any criminal or civil charges, thanks to election day 2009...
No more doctors note needed in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Scientists unable to find source of anthrax used in 2001 attacks

A National Academy of Sciences review of the FBI investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks found some glaring flaws in the FBI's findings.
Anthrax

Parents are Using Small Loans to Fund Childcare, But There is Help

Although parents are using savings, a small loan or family help to fund childcare, the government has some tax breaks that could help.

French Court Finds Church of Scientology Guilty of Fraud

The French government recognizes the Church of Scientology as a commercial institution, not a religion. Now two French branches have been fined for fraud...
Tom Cruise, famous Scientologist. Image from Flickr.

How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

Rome and Moscow plagued by protests and riots

Riots have been breaking out all over Europe in recent months. Recent riots in Rome and in Moscow plunged both capital cities into chaos.
Silvio Berlusconi

Kinsman, IL | Scene of FBI raid

Kinsman, IL, was the scene of a large FBI raid. The town of 100 is virtually bare, except for a Muslim butcher shop. READ MORE...
Image from Flickr.com.  Coming to a small town near you!

DADT military gay ban upheld by Supreme Court

The SCOTUS denied a request on behalf of a gay rights group to lift a stay of the federal judge's decision to ban “Don't Ask, Don't Tell.”
A mock Uncle Sam sign that reads, “I'm counting on you! Don't ask, Don't tell.”

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

House rejects bill for $250 payment to Social Security recipients

A failed bill authorizing a $250 check for Social Security recipients intended to compensate for the lack of a 2011 cost-of-living increase.
no social security cola next year

Trustee Irving Picard sues JPMorgan Chase for Madoff fraud

Trustee Irving Picard levied a $6.4 billion lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for allegedly aiding and abetting Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme...
Outdoor photo of one of JPMorgan Chase & Co's offices, taken in the late afternoon/early evening.

Kansas Payday Loan Store Employee Foils Robbers

Kansas seems to be a pretty popular place for payday loan store robberies. However, the workers at payday loan stores are getting wise. READ MORE ...
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How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Boy Found in Wall | Mother Hid Him From the Sun

After a two-year disappearance, Ricky Chekevdia is the boy found in a wall. He was hidden in a secret room with his mother, who had abducted him and kept him…
Rickey Chekevdia has been found by Illinois State Police after two years of being hiding in the walls of his maternal grandparents' home. (Photo: missingkids.com)

Strip club ATMs banned from TANF use in California

California strip clubs can no longer distribute welfare funds via their ATMs. Gov. Schwarzenegger is cracking down on waste…
A sign in red light bulbs indicating the presence of an ATM machine.