Law and Order/Legislation

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 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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...
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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

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

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.

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.

Jaycee Lee Dugard, 29, Found After 18 Years

Jaycee Lee Dugard, who had been missing for 18 years, may have revealed herself. Now 29, Dugard will meet with her long-lost mother Terry today…
Oceans of time have passed. Oh, to feel that joy of reunion. It is indescribable joy. (Photo: flickr.com)

Montana I-164 | Payday lending on the ballot

Montana voters are set to accept or reject new regulations on payday lending with I-164. Arguments on both sides, though, may be misleading.
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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.

Banks under SEC antitrust investigation for rate manipulation

The SEC and Justice Department are investigating whether a group of world banks colluded to manipulate the LIBOR interest rate.
A Bank of America branch logo.

Intercollegiate faker Adam Wheeler scams Ivy League schools

Adam Wheeler scammed Harvard and numerous scholarship organizations out of the money to buy a quality education. It was illegally inventive…
Example of Harvard University architecture. These classical columns hold up the roof for a place of learning; Adam Wheeler's Harvard scam held up an entire administration to the flames of their own burning ignorance.