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Rice, Texas hit by F2 tornado that injures four

Residents of the tiny town of Rice, Texas saw their school and homes ripped apart by a moderate tornado on Sunday night.
Tornado

Big Butter Jesus on fire | Lightning strikes Solid Rock Church

Big Butter Jesus in Ohio was struck by lightning. This morning, the steel frame is all that is left. Will Solid Rock Church rebuild? READ ON
Big Butter Jesus

Texas rolling unemployment loan to the private market

Several states are responsible for huge interest payments to the federal government. Rather than put budgets at risk, payments are extended.
Loan

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Private, low-interest loans offered to small farms

A small farm can usually count on having about 10 percent of income to reinvest. Now, Whole Foods and others are offering small farm loans.
Whole Foods

College Study Attempts to Link Payday Loans and Violence

Is the location of payday loan stores in at-risk communities in Seattle the sole logical cause of violent crime there? It's simply illogical. READ THE STORY HERE!
Is this person singing the inner city blues over payday loans? Don't bet that it's that simple. (Photo: flickr.com)

Groupon | The secrets of social saving

Groupon combines the ability to save money with a social network. Groupons can be great, but what if you don't live in one of cities it serves?
Groupon

Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

Reno’s mishandling of short term loans going uninvestigated

Reno, Nevada, mishandled an $8 million loan short term from the state, but rather than investigating, the state is stretching out payments.
Loan

200 cows dead in Wisconsin – viruses suspected

In yet another mass animal die-off, over 200 dairy cows were found dead in Wisconsin. No dangerous disease or conspiracy is suspected.
Dairy Cow

San Antonio refinery fire | Known safety violations at refinery

The refinery that exploded in San Antonio this morning was cited several times for OSHA violations. What happened this morning? READ ON...
Oil refinery

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Taste of Charlotte | Tasty food taken to the street

The Taste of Charlotte festival kicks off this weekend, and despite the initial cost, visiting the festival can be a great way to save money.
Taste of Charlotte

2 kids used as drug mules in Philly, parents arrested

Two parents have been arrested after the mother stuffed her sons' backpacks full of seven pounds of marijuana to get it out of the house.
Backpack

Buyouts and cuts featured heavily in new Maryland budget

The new Maryland budget, proposed to the legislature today, contains cuts in employment and health care to make up a $1.6 billion shortfall.
Maryland

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Florida schools locked down; government buildings threatened

A call and an e-mail to a local radio station have caused Broward County schools in Florida to initiate a full lockdown for student safety.
School shooting

Homemade bombs false alarm | New Haven explosives were fireworks

Christopher Clark's apartment was reported to the fire department for smoke, but so-called "homemade bombs" were also found in his residence.
New Haven Explosives Homemade bombs

Man dies in a tortilla mixing machine in Brooklyn

In yet another early-morning industrial accident, a young man has died in a tortilla mixing machine in Brooklyn. Police ruled it an accident.
Danger

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Texas lawmakers considering a payday loan from casino interests

Facing a huge budget shortfall, lawmakers in Texas are thinking about trying to push through a bill that would legalize gambling in the state.
Casino

Redstone Arsenal Explosion|2 injured in ammo nitrate explosion

The Army-run Redstone Arsenal erupted in a large explosion at 8:45 a.m. today. What chemicals were involved, and what was the cause? READ ON....
Redstone Arsenal