Law and Order/Legislation

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.
Montana

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.

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?

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.

Houston teacher beats student and gets caught on tape

A Houston charter-school science teacher was recorded beating a 13-year old student. What happened to the teacher, and will she be arrested?
Handcuffs

Elias Abuelazam believed to be serial stabber and killer

Police have taken Elias Abuelazam into custody. He is suspected to be the man who stabbed 20 people in three states, killing five in Michigan.
Arrest

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.

Mortgage Lenders Network USA told loan documents are protected

One sub prime mortgage lender has lost its bid to destroy thousands of original loan documents. This ruling does not apply to all lenders, though.
Documents

Maryland challenges sovereign immunity in tribal lending case

Maryland is taking personal loans portal Western Sky Financial to court over personal loan rates. The company claims sovereign immunity.
The Western Sky Financial corporate logo, which depicts three teepees within the image of a setting sun.

Natalie Munroe blog raising questions of teacher free speech

One teacher's blog, which didn't identify her school or students, may lead to her losing her job after students and parents found it online.
Classroom

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.

Is the Supreme Court on the verge of revoking gun control?

A new gun control chapter may be written by the Supreme Court soon. Will all citizens – with reasonable restrictions – have the right to carry a gun in public?

Payday loans in Colorado and the threat of HB 1351

Colorado passed HB 10-1351 (aka HB 1351) by a narrow margin. Numerous consumer groups expect the state to lose 1,600 jobs or more. READ ON...
The Colorado legislature building, where payday loans HB 1351 placed unreasonable restriction upon payday lending in the state.