Law and Order/Legislation

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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 ...
store

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.

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.

Recessionomics: Santa Claus robs yacht club

The recession has hit even Santa where it hurts. Reports indicate that Santa Claus robbed a yacht club in Rhode Island.
A comic photograph of a “Bad Santa.” He's wearing brass knuckles and brandishing a baseball bat.

Credit score can affect insurance rates, court rules

A Michigan supreme court has ruled that using credit scores to determine insurance rates is not discriminatory. READ ON...
Credit

LGBT group lobbies UK Parliament for heterosexual equality

On behalf of opposite-sex and same-sex couples, LGBT group OutRage! is campaigning U.K. Parliament for heterosexual equality in partnerships.
Evening photograph of Big Ben and the houses of British Parliament

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.

Pedro Espada charged with stealing from nonprofit foundation

Pedro Espada has been indicted along with his son for embezzling from the Soundview HealthCare Network, a nonprofit health care organization.
Pedro Espada

UK Office of Fair Trading says no to payday loan rate cap

The United Kingdom's Office of Fair Trading has ruled that a payday loan rate cap is unnecessary and would harm free market competition…
A T-shirt parody of the "Enjoy Coke" logo. This shirt reads "Enjoy Capitalism." Part of capitalism is a free market economy that would not restrict the payday loan with unnecessary (or even harmful) rate caps.