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Which banks benefited from the bailout?

As the Wall Street reform bill heads to the President's desk, what happened to the TARP program? Who got the most bailout money? READ ON...
Breadline at FDR memorial

US embassy in Tripoli shuttered with Libya sanctions pending

The U.S. embassy in Tripoli has been mostly evacuated. Economic sanctions against Libya are going to be implemented soon.
Gadhafi

Death penalty in the U.S. context

In the summer of 2009, the court ordered that the authority to impose the death penalty should be carried out by the juries, not the judges.
Death Penalty opposers

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.

Illinois payday lender sues, calling reforms unconstitutional

Illinois Lending Corp. is suing so that a provision within the Illinois Payday Loan Reform Act can be blocked. It's a Constitution argument.
A law stamped “Unconstitutional” in large letters.

Jackie Robinson Day honors memory of human rights legend

Jackie Robinson Day is on April 15. It celebrates the anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line in baseball back in 1947...
Black and white photograph of Jackie Robinson after his playing days. He looks distinguished in a business suit, which means that the photo may very well have been taken during one of his civil rights speaking engagements. He holds his arm around a young African-American boy.

Letting banks boost shareholder dividends risks another bailout

By green-lighting more shareholder dividends, the Fed has allowed banks to increase leverage, and it could lead to bailout territory again.
leverage equity

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.

Home Prices are on the Rise

For the fifth straight month, home prices are on the rise. This could mean that the economy is ready to officially turn around.
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Couple staying married as they become priest and nun

A married couple in Germany has converted to the Roman Catholic church, and both have taken vows as a nun and priest. They will remain married.
Photo of a nun.

Blackberry Bold 9780 gets release date and specs

The new Blackberry Bold 9780 has been announced by Research in Motion (RIM). Will the new developments be enough for smartphone consumers?
Blackberry Bold

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?

Cheap and Simple New Year’s Eve Party Ideas 2010

Don’t stress yourself out this New Year's. There are tons of cheap and simple New Year's Eve party ideas that will have your pockets sing praises. READ MORE >>>
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Chocomize | Custom chocolate with a charitable twist

You can now customize your chocolate with Chocomize. What's more your purchase will help out a charitable organization of your choice ...
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Raising a credit score saves a fortune in a lifetime of borrowing

Raising a credit score will save money on interest payments that can be invested to finance retirement by earning interest, not paying it.
raising credit score resulted in wealthy retirement

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.

Greek financial disaster resounds in Europe, US

Tensions in Greece continue to boil as austerity measures have met heavy civilian resistance. What does this mean for Europe and the U.S.?
A low-angle view of the columns of the Greek Acropolis at Athens.

Trans fats increased risk of depression in six-year diet study

In a Spanish study, eating trans fats increased depression risk while a Mediterranean diet had the opposite effect ...
trans fat depression study

Oil rig explosion | Transocean Deepwater Horizon on fire

The offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, operated by Transocean, is still burning. How many were injured and who is responding? READ ON...
Offshore oil drilling rig

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.

March retail sales increase comes with many investor caveats

After being expected to register the first decline since 2009, retail sales surprisingly increased in March, but stiff headwinds lie ahead.
U.S. retailers

iPhone available from Verizon starting February 10

The ordeal is finally over, and people can stop talking about the iPhone and Verizon already. The Verizon iPhone is available on Feb 10.
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