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Traffic jams in China blamed on voracious demand for coal

Exploding consumer demand has led to a Chinese traffic jam on a highway to Beijing that reached 60 miles and could last until mid-September.
Photo of a traffic jam

Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum | Israel’s Plan for Iran?

Si vis pacem para bellum is the Latin phrase meaning "If you wish for peace, prepare for war." Will Israel strike against Iran's nuclear facilities?
Si vis pacem para bellum. If you wish for peace, prepare for war. (Photo: commons.wikimedia.org)

Scottish Thistle | Worth Quick Cash to Preserve or Maybe Banish

The Scottish thistle or cotton thistle is an interesting plant; also known as the Flower of Scotland. READ MORE...
Scottish Thistle; photo from Flickr.com.  Did we mention the painful spines?

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.

Rosh Hashanah, Resolve to Get Your Finances in Order

Even if you're not Jewish, Rosh Hashanah could be a good opportunity to give yourself a kick in the pants when it comes to getting your finances in order...
Now that's a shofar! Image from wikimedia.

Has Ireland exited the recession? A quick fix seems unlikely

Is the Ireland recession actually over? Despite a WSJ report, many believe investors aren't convinced that government borrowing is over…
The Pear Tree Cottage Inn, just one of many boarded up signs of the Ireland recession.

Google flips the switch in China: search no longer censored

Google has officially shut down www.google.cn, its Chinese search portal. Are those searches being redirected, and how did China react?
Chinese internet cafe

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.

Israeli PM says Iran must fear credible military threat

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken openly of pursuing a credible military threat against Iran over its mysterious nuclear program.
U.S. Vice President and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a March 2010 visit to Jersusalem.

Fitch downgrades the credit rating of Greece | EU to offer help

Credit rating agency Fitch downgraded Greece to a BBB- credit rating. How will Greece turn around their economy, or will Greece need help?
Greece

Confucius Peace Prize ceremony in Beijing comes off as a farce

The Confucius Peace Prize was created by China to mock the Nobel Peace Prize, which was awarded to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo ...
Confucius Peace Prize

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?

Fidel Castro admits the Cuban Revolution is a dismal failure

The Cuban government will fire 500,000 state workers and expect them to fend for themselves in a country with no private sector to absorb them.
fidel castro communist system

NASA arrives to aid trapped Chilean miners

Advisers from NASA are in Chile to assist in the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners. It's estimated to be months until they are rescued...
Farmington Mine Disaster

Queensland coast of Australia braces for Cyclone Yasi

Cyclone Yasi is about to slam into the state of Queensland, the northeast part of Australia. The storm is the same size as Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane

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.

Can Short Term Loans Ease the Food Crisis?

People across the globe are suffering from hunger due to higher food prices. Will short term loans help to ease this crisis?
World hunger mounts as the cost of food exceeds the grasp of too many. Short term loans may help some.

WikiLeaks among more than 200 nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

WikiLeaks has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. While the $1.6 million prize could be used in Assange's defense, it likely won't be.
Nobel Peace Prize

Tariq Aziz death sentence will keep his story from being told

Tariq Aziz, former Iraqi deputy prime minister, was sentenced to death for his alleged role in crimes committed by Saddam Hussein's regime.
Tariq Aziz Saddam Hussein deputy prime minister

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.

Fukushima disaster lays bare the cost of nuclear power

Rising construction costs and the potential cost of a nuclear accident are making clean energy alternatives more attractive to investors.
fukushima disaster

Seven banks cannot meet capital requirements in Euro stress tests

The Euro stress tests have revealed that after the Greek bailout, seven major European banks can't meet capital requirements of 91 surveyed.
HSBC Bank