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Margarita Recipe | Drinks, pizza and more for Cinco de Mayo

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo – and getting the perfect margarita recipe can be just the first step. The right cocktail margarita recipe is cool, refreshing and very tasty. But what if that margarita recipe isn’t quite your style? Not to worry, the perfect margarita recipe doesn’t have to mean
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Race To The Top | Only two states win Round 1

As a part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a new education program called Race To The Top was created. With more than $4 billion available for school districts, Race To The Top laid out a point system for schools that wanted a cut of the funds. There are two rounds of funding,
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U.S. auto sales up thanks to new models and pent-up demand

U.S. auto sales in 2011 will be strong if January is any indication. U.S. automakers usually expect a slow January, but this year, year-over-year sales for the month were strong. The U.S. auto industry finished 2010 with strong sales and industry experts forecast a sustained upward trend in U.S. auto sales for 2011. Back to

New dietary guidelines published by federal government

The new pamphlet of Dietary Guidelines has been published by the U.S. Government. Every five years, the federal government publishes a new set of suggestions on what Americans should eat including what should be cut back on. The effect is not expected to be dramatic. Government publishes new dietary guidelines The federal government has just
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Will Federal Reserve Regulate Personal Loans and Credit Cards?

Will the Federal Reserve become the new financial regulator? President Obama is looking for ways to revamp policies concerning personal loans and credit cards. One proposal is to designate the Federal Reserve as regulator of the banking system as a whole. The Reserve would take on the responsibility of policing large firms, the demise of
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Cut your holiday stress with a payday loan

A payday loan can help in many different ways. The holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year, and considering the recent recession, this year is going to be no exception. People across the U.S. are trying to find ways to stay caught up on their bills and still have extra cash
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New rules on credit scores taking effect this year

There are a new set of rules taking effect this year concerning credit scores. The financial reform bill, or the Dodd Frank financial reform act, changed federal laws regarding reporting of credit scores. If a person is applying for any large loans in the future, these are good things to know. Change in credit scores
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Greek riots paralyze Athens

The city of Athens has been shocked by a violent outbreak of Greek riots in which three have been left dead as protesters and police clash.  The Greek riots are believed to be caused by recent economic measures meant by the Greek government to curb spending and gain a better grip on the country’s spending
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Boulder fire prompts evacuation of 1,700 residents

A large fire in Boulder, Colo., is forcing residents and businesses to evacuate. There are two fires that total about 20 acres. There will be power outages as firefighters set back burns to control the fires. Wildland fires cause evacuation The two Boulder fires that are burning outside the Colorado city are causing severe problems.
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Senate tax cut bill passes by wide margin

The Senate passed the tax bill by a very wide margin after compromises by both sides of the aisle. The bill will extend the Bush tax cuts and make some other key changes. The bill still must pass the House of Representatives to become law. Senate tax bill pass with flying colors A lot of
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X-37B space plane returns intact from mysterious military mission

The X-37B is an unmanned military spaceship that looks and flies like a space shuttle’s baby brother. After 225 days in orbit on a mysterious mission, the X-37B came back to Earth Friday. The Air Force claims the X-37B is a flying laboratory, but some speculate that the orbiter could be used to destroy or
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John Bolton says Israel has three days to bomb Bushehr

Controversial former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton claims that Israel has a three-day window in which to bomb Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant before it becomes fully functional, reports Agence France-Presse. Once nuclear fuel is loaded into the plant’s core, any attacks would spread radiation and harm Iranian civilians. Conventional wisdom suggests that
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Continental, United airlines to become largest airline in world

Forget taking out  Personal Installment Loans to pay for your carry-on luggage or Same Day Loans for a pillow on your next flight. The concern now is: what airline will you be flying on? Will you be flying Continental or United? Both. Yes, Continental and United airlines are combining into the world’s largest airline. What
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Choosing the certificate of deposit that is right for you

A certificate of deposit (CD) resembles a savings account, in that a consumer makes a federally insured, interest-accruing bank or credit union deposit. Unlike a savings account, however, a CD does not allow early withdrawal without penalty. For those who want to explore opening a CD, here’s a guide to the best CD options available.
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Things You Should Know Before Applying for Payday Loans

Apply for Payday Loans After Becoming Informed First Payday loans are quick short term loans that can be used for urgent situations such as paying off medical bills, car repair loans and more. The loan amount has to be returned on the day you receive your pay, and the interest rate is fixed by the
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Personal Loans and the Great Middle East Crisis

A Bubble Waiting to Burst Dubai World, the state-run owners of Nakheel (the Real Estate arm of the Dubai Government) is reported to be defaulting on a $59 billion loan. This loan was used to finance numerous projects involved in construction in and around the city of Dubai. Did the financial wizards of the country

Rumors fly about small, cheap iPhone Nano this summer from Apple

Rumors about an iPhone Nano — a smaller, cheaper Apple device that works like an iPhone — are intensifying. The so-called iPhone Nano is reported to be anywhere from one-half to one-third the size of an iPhone with the ability to store data in the cloud. The iPhone Nano would allow wireless carriers to subsidize