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The puzzle of rising retail sales and falling consumer confidence

New reports on higher retail sales and lower consumer confidence present conflicting data; economists say expectation is a better barometer.
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Is criticism hard for you to take?

How do you respond to criticism? Do you take offense and become agitated or do you accept it as constructive and try to make improvements?
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Diplomats react differently to WikiLeaks and Cablegate

Reactions from diplomats and governments have been mixed to WikiLeaks and "Cablegate." Some condemn the release, while others approve of it.
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How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have quite the tab

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have cost taxpayers almost $150 billion. The CBO expects it to get worse. How long will this keep up? READ ON...
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Ash cloud over Europe may cost airlines billions

An ash cloud over Europe from a volcano in Iceland is disrupting air travel, stranding millions of passengers and costing airlines billions.
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Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

CBO: Repeal of health care reform would add billions to deficit

A Congressional Budget Office review of the GOP bill to repeal the health care law concludes it would increase the deficit by $230 billion.
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Open carry states | Have gun, will buy frappuccino

Starbucks has become an unwilling part of the controversy of open carry states and gun control. They're being pressured to ban guns in their stores.

Mortgages becoming very low interest loans

Mortgage rates are lower than they ever have been. Mortgages are becoming some seriously low interest loans, if you can access the credit.
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How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

Obama wants KORUS, a NAFTA-style Korea free trade agreement

President Obama has endorsed KORUS, a Korea Free Trade agreement that will allegedly bring jobs. But critics see another NAFTA coming.
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Selling Your Home – Going it Alone or Using an Agent?

Are you thinking about selling your home on your own? Read on to learn more about the differences between going it alone and working with a real estate agent...

Snow Hurricane set to hit East Coast

A Nor'easter is set to hit New Jersey this week, bringing hurricane winds and over a foot of snow, dubbed a "Snow Hurricane." READ MORE...

How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

20 percent of homeowners under water on mortgage loans

Recent studies show that despite some improvement, more than 20 percent of mortgages are underwater and foreclosures are still increasing.
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Honda Skydeck Concept | Futuristic or Blast from the Past?

The Honda Skydeck concept minivan is a hybrid with DeLorean doors...
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Paying mortgages getting easier, but housing still depressed

Surveys of consumers are revealing that homeowners are finding it easier to pay the mortgage, but the housing market is still depressed.
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How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Sirhan Sirhan claims to not remember Robert Kennedy shooting

Sirhan Sirhan says he does not remember killing Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. His lawyer maintains Sirhan was the victim of a brainwashing plot.
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