A Vietnam-era photograph of a military plane dropping the chemical warfare Agent Orange on a Vietnamese jungle.

Canada confirms use of Agent Orange to clear brush

Following a Toronto Star investigation, Canadian officials have acknowledged that the country used the infamous chemical herbicide Agent Orange to kill roadside brush from the 1950s to the 1980s. Agent Orange was used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War for chemical warfare. According to a wide variety of scientific studies, the chemical agent
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Thousands of Nevada foreclosures halted by injunction

In Nevada, a judge has issued an order halting foreclosures by a Bank of America subsidiary. Approximately 8,900 foreclosures have been halted by this order. The bank is arguing against this order by citing “harm caused to the public interest.” Problems with Nevada foreclosures Recon Trust is a Bank of America subsidiary that operates in
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Steve Jobs announces Apple iPad, world freaks out

How ’bout them Apples From the looks of Twitter, Facebook and Google trends, the Apple press conference, including the release of the iPad, is the only thing going on in the world today. Google news says something about a Toyota recall and Holocaust Remembrance Day, but it’s pretty clear that everyone in the world is
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Holiday money saving ideas 2010 | Budget, bargain and shop

‘Tis the season to shop. Everyone can agree that the holidays are definitely the best time to go out and save a bunch of money on items you’ve always wanted. However, it is also a time of hardship, as most people are either unemployed or wait until the last minute to put together a holiday
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Fed wants its money back from bad B of A mortgage bonds

The foreclosure crisis could be coming home to roost on the banks that caused the housing crisis. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York joined a group of the largest bond investors in the U.S. Wednesday to demand that Bank of America buy back bad mortgage loans packaged into securities. Other mortgage bond investors are
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Delta Air Lines reduces services to Japan as fuel prices rise

Delta Air Lines has announced that flights to Japan will be reduced in the wake of the tsunami and earthquake. Falling demand and rising costs have caused numerous airlines to cut service to and from Japan after the nation was rocked by natural disaster. The entire airline industry is facing falling revenues and rising fuel
This Federal Reserve/Vanderbilt/Penn study tries to connect payday loans to credit ruin, but what they leave out suggests a rosier alternative. (Photo: flickr.com)

Fed Study Unintentionally Paints Rosier Picture for Payday Loans

Why Use Credit Cards When There Are Payday Loans? Credit cards have proven to be both a useful tool in establishing a credit history and a bane to those consumers who hope to maintain a good credit history. The temptation to “swipe and go” has been actively cultivated by the American media. With the magic
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Tips to help in your battle for weight loss

There are so many books and videos to help you in your efforts to lose weight. But for those of us who have not conquered the battle and are still carrying around excessive weight, we just can’t settle on the first try. We are still reading and wanting to learn new ways and find out
King of the Jungle

An endangered species: Jaguars in North America

Jaguars once lived and roamed about in the southern United States and close to the tip of South America. However, now they are down to nearly half that range from that of a hundred years ago. Every year thousands of jaguars were killed by hunters for their pelts up until the mid-1970s. An estimated 50,000
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FCC proposes net neutrality Third Way

Net neutrality, in a nutshell is fast, open, equal and affordable Internet access to all Americans. Some broadband providers have proposed to start charging more to their customers for higher levels of service, much like cell phone companies. The Federal Communications Commission started an uproar in the net neutrality debate on Thursday when it announced
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Why you should apply for the best cash advance online

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Demand for consumer installment loans declines

Economic data is indicating that demand for large consumer loans, like installment loans and credit card loans, has declined. The Federal Reserve has reported that there is actually plenty of available instant cash for lending, but no one wants to borrow. Americans are tightening their belts, as fewer people are seeing debt as an asset.
John Paulson, surrounded by some of his amassed riches: money, mansion, luxury cars, etc.

Hedge fund manager John Paulson: Crook or guru?

Hedge fund manager John Paulson bet against the health of the U.S. housing market by funneling money into credit default swaps against subprime mortgages, which effectively ensured that as homeowners defaulted he would receive a massive cash advance on his investment in failure. Thanks to the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble and some shrewd
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Mortgages becoming very low interest loans

If you’re looking at buying a home, right now is the time to do it. There are, unfortunately, a lot of foreclosed properties on the market at discounted prices. Not only that, but a lot of people are looking to sell. There is also a lot of inventory to move. As luck would have it,
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I need a money loan because I am tired of struggling

I’m tired. I’m tired of being “laid off.” I’m tired of searching for work. I’m tired of needing money. I’m tired of saying, “I can’t afford it.” I’m tired of skimping. I’m tired of wearing the same old clothes. I’m tired of the daily fear that a broken car or a broken washing machine will
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Kraft and Nestle Switching? Kraft Plans Cadbury Takeover

Pizza for chocolate When I think of Kraft, the first thing I think of is cheese. Kraft Singles, macaroni and cheese and all kinds of savory, cheesy things come to mind when I hear “Kraft.” So it came as no surprise to me to find out that Kraft owns frozen pizza brands DiGiorno and Tombstone
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Kingston Jamaica declares monthlong state of emergency

In Kingston, Jamaica, an outbreak of violence connected to a drug cartel has led to officials declaring a monthlong state of emergency. The unrest started when the U.S. State Department requested the extradition of Christopher “Dudus” Coke. Some are pointing to the unrest as proof of government corruption. Others are saying this situation is a