Law and Order/Legislation

Texas lawmakers propose SB 253 and HB 410 to limit payday loans

Texas payday loan stores are facing a re-definition bill and additional regulation that will, if passed, go into effect on September 1, 2011.
Payday loans

Precious metal and gasoline theft increasing nationwide

Economic conditions have caused a noted rise in thefts of precious metals, including catalytic converters and copper wiring, and gasoline.
Catalytic Converter

Inmate gets kosher meals in accordance with Festivus beliefs

California Inmate Malcolm Alarmo King gets three kosher meals per day while in prison because of his officially declared religion: Festivus.
File photo of veteran comedic actor Jerry Stiller, who played Frank Costanza on TV's “Seinfeld.”

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.

Sugarhouse Casino | Dangerous neighbor or badly needed stimulus?

Philadelphia's Sugarhouse Casino is officially open for business -- but that doesn't mean the debate around the issue is cooling off.
Sugarhouse Casino

Jared Loughner enters not guilty plea in attempted murder case

Accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner has pleaded not guilty. Loughner's mental competence has not yet been questioned in the courtroom.
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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Microsoft, T-Mobile

An Atlanta woman has filed a class-action lawsuit after a Microsoft server outage caused T-Mobile Sidekick users to lose important personal data...
Sidekick image from Wikimedia.

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.

Christian militia group busted by the FBI and ATF

A Christian militia group known as the Hutaree militia was raided by the FBI and ATF on suspicion of a planned attack with guns and bombs...
What a crouching militia member might look like: dark clothing, gas mask obscuring the face and .45 caliber pistol at the ready.

WalMart finds itself at center of medical marijuana debate

Last January, Wal-Mart fired an employee for failing a routine drug test - and have since been at the center of a medical marijuana debate.
Medical Marijuana shop

Investment firm Terra Firma loses lawsuit over EMI

A jury has found that Citigroup did not lie to the head of Terra Firma's investment group. This means EMI will continue to hemorrhage money.
Lily Allen on EMI

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.

South Dakota drops justifiable homicide-driven abortion bill

Justifiable homicide won't be used as a defense for killing abortion doctors in South Dakota any time soon; House Bill 1171 has been tabled.
A gaggle of white-robed Caucasian men are bowing down to a plastic baby on black altar.

Arizona cannot deport illegal immigrants under SB 1070

SB1070 is about to go into effect, but it has been revealed that Arizona cannot actually deport illegal immigrants. That's up to the feds…
A Mexican law enforcement officer on the Mexico side of the United State's southern border fence. A ladder made from welded rebar is extended over the tall fence. The officer has spotted someone climbing into the U.S. illegally. Border Patrol quickly apprehended the perpetrator.

Wendy Touton | Mistress in Marie Douglas David Divorce

The ultra high-society divorce of ex-CEO George David and Swedish countess Marie Douglas-David is predictably ugly... throw in mistress Wendy Touton and...
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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.

EU banker bonuses capped by European Parliament

European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to cap EU banker bonuses. No payday loans or excessive loan cash if a bank underperforms…
A hanged mannequin wearing the sign "Eat the bankers."

Justice Department faces off in court against Joe Arpaio

Controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued by the Justice Department. The suit says Arpaio won't cooperate with civil rights investigations.
Photo of Joe Arpaio

April Magolon sues Disney, accuses Donald Duck of groping

April Magolon is suing Disney over a claim that she was groped by Donald Duck. He isn't the first Disney theme park character to be accused.
A family – not that of April Magolon – is greeted by Donald Duck at a Disney theme park attraction. Honestly, Donald appears menacing.

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.

Renee Bowman | Children need better advocates

Renee Bowman has been convicted of first degree murder and child abuse. She milked her adopted girls for state money and stuffed two of them in her freezer.

Wisconsin judge blocks anti-collective bargaining bill

In a minor victory for the working class, the Wisconsin anti-collective bargaining law has been temporarily blocked by a Dane County judge.
An image of Wisconsin on a map. The state is a raised fist, and the word “Solidarity” hovers above.