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U.S. citizenship test would challenge many U.S. citizens to pass

The U.S. citizenship test is a step immigrants must take when they apply to become “naturalized.” For years, the U.S. citizenship test has been compiled from a list of  standard questions on topics that most people are expected to learn in elementary school. Whether many U.S. citizens by birth and certain political candidates could pass
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California Approves Energy Standards for Televisions

Plasma power restrictions in place Always a trailblazer for green policies, California today approved a policy that will put in place efficiency regulations for televisions. These regulations have become necessary thanks to liquid-crystal display and plasma high-definition TVs, which use more than three times as much power as their old-fashioned counterparts. Energy standards have been
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Rick Scott: Multimillionaire, Mastermind of Town Hall Riots

The $1.7 billion man If you’re wondering who is primarily responsible for organizing the barbaric efforts to sabotage the Democratic town halls across the nation, wonder no longer. The man’s name is Rick Scott, and he is in charge of the Web site Conservatives For Patients Rights. He is a multimillionaire ex-hospital CEO whose company
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New York Mets sued by Bernie Madoff trustee Irving Picard

The New York Mets have been used to coming in second when it comes to the race for New York City baseball fans’ hearts. However, when it comes to profiting from Ponzi schemes, ESPN reports that the New York Mets – as well as team owner Fred Wilpon and family – have been finishing first.
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Are payday loan debt trap impossible to prove?

It is almost impossible to prove that such a thing exists as a payday loan debt trap. Like many social issues, the truth is a lot more complex than many would like to admit. For instance, it is true that a lot of people who borrow money from payday lenders take out multiple loans. However,
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Federal government might defer interest on unemployment loans

Though it still needs to go several rounds through Congress, the president has submitted his budget. One line-item has many states taking a second look at their budgets. States that took out federal loans to pay for unemployment may be able to defer interest for another few years. Unemployment insurance loans In order to pay
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Military info exposed again by WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks has been put on the map for exposing military secrets, specifically involving the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the site is at it again. WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization founded by human rights campaigners, journalists and the general public, is about to expose an estimated 400,000 documents on the war in Iraq that are
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Specialists in Short Term Loans, Health Care and Compliance

The future job market Specialists in short term loans, finances and money in general, are set for the next decade, or so says a recent study of the hottest jobs around. According to the study, Financial Examiners and Compliance Officers should be the nation’s two hottest career choices in the next 10 years. The Labor
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Big businesses present wish list for consumer finance regulation

On July 21, 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scheduled to officially begin living up to its mandate as the United States’ regulatory body for consumer finance companies. The impending change recently prompted business groups to send the Obama administration a “wish list” letter that expresses what they think the CFPB should do first,
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Chase Sapphire Seeks Contracts with High-Income Consumers

Chase Sapphire card targets big spenders JP Morgan Chase, after losing $1.59 billion from its credit card operation, is going after more affluent customers with its Chase Sapphire card, which has no credit limit. The card is meant for households with incomes higher than $120,000 per year. The card offers bonus rewards of one point
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Personal Money Store’s complaint resources

Personal Money Market weeds out bad lenders Personal Money Market offers Complaint Resources. This information is helpful for borrowers who have had a bad experience with lenders. The purpose of Complaint Resources are twofold: To ensure borrowers have the tools they need to file a complaint against a lender who they feel has treated them
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Chocolate more costly after £658 million cocoa purchase

“Not for all the tea in China” is the expression used when something is so valuable to an individual that it isn’t up for sale (although tea in China is a huge staple of exchange or barter). Yet cocoa is a different story, as British financier Anthony Ward has proven. Mr. Ward set down £658
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Should the FDA regulate sodium in food?

The Food and Drug Administration has received a call to begin a study concerning whether it should regulate or limit the amount of sodium that food items contain.  Such a study would cost more than a few payday advances, to say the least, but many advisory groups, including the American Medical Association, are in favor
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Babies movie may violate child labor laws, critics say

“Babies,” a new movie documentary by Thomas Balmes, follows the lives of four babies from different parts of the world. There is no dialogue but music accompanying scenes of the children in their natural environments. “Babies” reviews have generally admitted that while the 80-minute Focus Features film is cute, it may be too simplistic. Showing
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The label on a bottle of wine — breaking it down

Options to put in your wine glass have always existed,  but in the last few years, the options seem to have been expanding. You can find thousands of dollars worth of wine in one bottle, or pick up a bottle for a few dollars at the gas station store. Sorting through the vocabulary on a
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Tropical storm Igor turns into Hurricane Igor

Every year, hurricanes move throughout the Caribbean and the Atlantic, threatening island nations and wreaking havoc on the mainland. So far, the 2010 hurricane season has been thankfully mild. However, more storm systems have gathered enough force in the past few weeks to become legitimate threats. Currently, tropical storm Igor has become large and volatile
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Transocean execs donate safety bonus after firestorm of criticism

Transocean, the owner of the oil rig that exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, doled out big “safety bonuses” over the weekend. Transocean, which investigators determined was complicit in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, said 2010 was the safest year in the company’s history. After a firestorm of criticism, Transocean announced that the