Law and Order/Legislation

Hartford Distributors Connecticut shooting leaves nine dead

The recent Connecticut shooting that took place at Hartford Distributors in Manchester has left nine people dead and several others injured.
.223 caliber bullet

Ohio speeding tickets could really cost you – no proof needed

Ohio's supreme court has decided officers don't need to provide verifiable evidence to issue a speeding ticket. Is this a quest for money?
Radar Gun

Supreme Court Rules on gun control, Second Amendment

On its final day in session, the Supreme Court of the United States deemed handgun bans unconstitutional as they violate the Second Amendment.
Handgun

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.

Columbine anniversary sparks annual spike in gun control debate

The Columbine school shooting anniversary has sparked debate on a gun show loophole that allows handgun purchases without a background check.
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Viacom v. Google, YouTube | Court documents released

Thousands of pages of court documents were released today in the Viacom v. YouTube case. Where does each company stand on the allegations?
YouTube Generation graffiti on a cement wall.

Brooklyn nun Mary Turcotte lied to cover consensual encounter

A nun of a fringe Christian sect has admitted that she falsely accused a made-up black man of rape in order to cover a consensual encounter.
NYPD

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.

Sweat Lodge Survivor Speaks | Worst $9,000 Ever Spent?

After a retreat ended in three deaths, a sweat lodge survivor is suing Arthur Ray for her injuries and more are speaking out...
Pictured: A sweat lodge in Hawaii. Many cultures have used sweat lodges for centuries, but they are very selective about the materials used. Image from Flickr.

Dodd-Frank will cost nearly $3 billion, says GAO

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and all other agencies under Dodd-Frank will cost $2.9 billion to operate, reports indicate.
Close-up of a creased U.S. dollar bill.

Net Neutrality | Court strikes down FCC actions

An appeals court struck down the 2008 action the FCC took to protect net neutrality. Does the FCC have the right to protect net neutrality?
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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?

Schwarzenegger cleared to furlough California workers

The state Supreme Court of California upheld an order to furlough California workers from the governor. California is short $19 billion.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lend America Accused of 20 Years of Mortgage Fraud

Lend America, operated by Ideal Mortgage Bankers, has shut down. Ideal Mortgage Bankers also originated mortgages under the moniker Lending Key ...

Guardians of the Free Republics have the FBI on edge

The Guardians of the Free Republics have the FBI on alert as their "Restore America" plan calls for governors to resign or "be removed."
An artist's side-by-side rendering of Thomas Jefferson, a pouting child, and a woman with crucifix icon in prayer. In the background is the U.S. Constitution.

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.

Cape Wind project approved | Arguments for and against

A hotly debated offshore wind farm, called Cape Wind, in Nantucket Bay has been approved by the U.S. government, but will it actually happen?
Offshore wind farm

Not enough good borrowers for small business loans

The government is set to vote on providing $300 billion to small businesses -- but banks say there aren't enough creditworthy small businesses. READ ON....
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Faisal Shahzad arrested for Times Square car bomb

A suspect was arrested in connection with the Times Square car bomb. Faisal Shahzad, 30, was taken into custody. Who is he? READ MORE...
New York Times Square

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.

California AB 377 aims to reform payday lending laws

AB 377, currently in the California legislature, would reform payday lending laws to encourage responsible lending and borrowing. READ ON...
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Goal should be responsible lending, not a lending crackdown

California lawmakers are attempting to strangle payday lenders with heavy regulations – and claim they're teaching responsible lending…
Silhouette of a family against a green-hued backdrop of money. Learning about responsible borrowing – and what constitutes responsible lending – begins with lessons learned from family.