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President Obama hugging military personnel.

Obama says all troops will be out of Iraq by 2011

Getting the troops out of Iraq was part of President Obama’s campaign platform. Creation of a plan for the withdrawal of U.S. troops started just after his election. Soon a plan was put together, and the White House has kept it on schedule. By Aug. 31, only 50,000 service personnel will remain in Iraq. All

Cash Plus brings you King & Queen payday loans services

According to Cash Plus, Inc. (See www.cashplusinc.com) President Craig Wells, there are 155 million Americans who fall into the category of the “underserved.” They are the masses who live from paycheck to paycheck, a place that many of us (myself included) have been before. Since these consumers may not have perfect credit that enables them to
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One needs a pay day to get a payday loan

The idea that payday loan lenders want to loan to anyone and everyone to get them hooked is ridiculous. Critics of the industry like to make claims about an awful debt trap and of predatory lending. The story goes that anyone with a pulse can get a loan of they ask. It isn’t true, and
A pill bowl containing pink vitamin B12 tablets. Some of them are pulverized.

Vitamin B12 may help delay Alzheimer’s disease, study says

BBC News Health reports that vitamin B12 may help slow the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. A recent seven-year study of 271 subjects in Finland published in the medical journal Neurology found a connection between vitamin B12 deficiency and increased likelihood of dementia. Study respondents ranged in age from 65 to 79. They did not have
Woman using a laptop to apply for a no credit check personal loan.

Black Friday ads | Save money with no credit check personal loans

Saving money is the goal. Black Friday 2010 is quickly approaching, with many opportunities to do just that. All the ads are already out, so you can research Black Friday ads ahead of time to see where to get the best buys. Saving hundreds on a computer could mean the difference between a student getting
Narayana Kocherlakota, Financial Roundup

Narayana Kocherlakota | National Financial News Roundup

Minneapolis Fed gets new head After 24 years on the job, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis president Gary Stern retired last month. Today it was announced that Narayana Kocherlakota will  be his replacement, taking over the position immediately. He will become a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee in 2011. Narayana Kocherlakota, 45,
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FDA opens lap band surgery to greater number of Americans

Food and Drug Administration criteria for lap band surgery patients have been adjusted by the agency. After reviewing studies on the results of lap band surgery, the FDA has lowered the minimum body mass index to be eligible if patients have an obesity-related condition. Lap band surgery is a viable weight loss tactic for 26
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Gas boycott would not work, despite Facebook campaigns

There have been a prodigious number of chain emails and social media campaigns over the years calling for a gas boycott. The idea is that if people everywhere don’t buy gasoline for a day, it will force gas companies to lower gas prices and stop gouging their customers. The trouble with this idea is that
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Bed Bug Registry | Finding reports of the bloodsucking bugs

For travelers in other countries, bed bugs are always of concern. A resurgence of bed bugs in the United States has led to the Bed Bug Registry. A way of exacting revenge on the bloodsucking little bugs, the Bed Bug Registry is a user-run database of bedbug sightings. Biting bedbug blues The bedbug is technically
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Acción promotes success for Chicago microentrepreneurs

When individuals in the Chicago area need fast cash to cover for an accidental budget shortfall, they can apply for Chicago installment loans and Chicago short term loans. However, if a small business needs money to get off the ground or perform the renovations needed to expand, consumer short term loans and installment loans aren’t
Close-up of a teething baby's mouth.

Hylands Teething Tablets recalled because of belladonna toxicity

Parents know that teething is a painful time for both their kids and themselves. Tablets that help soothe the gums can sometimes be the only thing that permits a good night’s sleep, making them a mainstay for well-prepared moms and dads. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that Hyland’s Teething
A black swan in the water, facing the camera

Black Swan author Nassim Taleb linked to stock market flash crash

Black Swan is the title of a book that examines stuff no one thinks can happen, but does — like last week’s high speed trading meltdown of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Nassim Taleb, author of “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” describes the rise of the Internet and the September 11, 2001
A prescription bottle of the AIDS prevention medication Truvada.

Truvada hailed as major AIDS prevention breakthrough

Recent research conducted on a group of 2,500 high-risk men showed that the use of the pill Truvada decreased the risk of HIV infection in gay men by up to 73 percent, reports the Los Angeles Times. While further study is necessary to determine whether Truvada will be as effective for other at-risk segments of
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Fewer people financially confident about entering retirement

The number of people who feel financially confident about entering retirement are an increasingly small portion of the population. Falling real estate values and a volatile stock market have made soon-to-be retirees fairly nervous. To make matters worse, energy prices could be due for a large increase, and politicians may be gunning for Social Security.

Citibank exposes 600,000 customers to potential identity theft

Do you remember the series of commercials Citibank produced about identity theft? You will probably find them somewhat less than entertaining if you are one of the 600,000 Citibank customers whose Social Security number was printed on the outside of the postal envelope containing your year-end tax statement. “Identity theft? What’s that?” exclaims an incredulous

Recession makes stocks rise in some industries

As the recession continues, stock is rising in industries that profit from hard times. Pawn brokers, payday lenders, debt collectors and discount stores are more profitable than ever. Brokers are recommending buying stock in these sorts of companies rather than traditionally higher-end investments. Recession continues as employment falls The unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent
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Estimates project Social Security will run out of cash by 2037

New estimates project that Social Security will run out of cash by 2037. The estimates, from the Congressional Budget Office purport that Social Security will run a deficit until 2037, when the trust fund will be completely depleted. Recent tax cuts already have given advance cash out of Social Security revenue. Constant deficits projected for