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Solar Flare 2011: X-class flare may shut down communications

Sunspot 1158 sent a Valentine to the Earth: an X-class solar flare that could shut down communications and power grids across the globe.
Northern Lights

Childhood cartoons on Facebook | Child abuse needs more than this

Facebook users are changing their profile pictures to childhood cartoons to "fight child abuse," but more action is needed for real change.
Cartoons from the '80s

The California Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act: Part 1

California voters are set to decide if recreational marijuana should be legal in the state. What are the arguments for and against the act?
A single joint of marijuana

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

CARD Act could strip stay-at-home partners of financial identity

The consumer-protection CARD Act is supposed to protect consumers, but some stay-at-home spouses hit snags because they can't prove income.
Credit Card Applications

Identity thieves see job seekers, children as lucrative targets

Identity thieves, who victimized nearly 11 million credit card holders in 2009, are increasingly targeting more children and job seekers...
idenity theft, victime or perpetrator?

$6,500 Homebuyer Tax Credit Officially Extended to 2010

Congress today passed a bill that extends the homebuyer tax credit to 2010. There are some big changes and new exemptions...
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

The natural order | A real animal threat

Because wild animals are dangerous -- they can injure or kill human beings -- we must find a balance between animal rights and human safety.
Shanghai monkey

Study: Unemployment dragging down student test scores

A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research has found that unemployment has a correlation to decreased student test scores.
A seemingly happy eighth-grade girl.

Equifax Score Watch | Know When Your Score Changes

It pays to know what your FICO® credit score is, particularly when you are looking for a loan. With Equifax Score Watch™, know your score and save big money!
Monitor Your FICO Score with Score Watch

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Put an End to the Worry with No Credit Check Payday Loans

When you are low on cash it may seem that there is nowhere to turn. No credit check payday loans are available through reputable sites to get you through.

Keep Your Balance with a Payday Loan

I’m short of cash until payday and I’ve got a real balancing act going on. I don’t have time to work on a household budget spreadsheet. I need cash today...

Southwest Airlines Sale | No Dates Near Christmas

Some Southwest Airlines tickets cost only $50, $75 or $100 if you purchase them today through the end Thursday, but you can't fly during the holidays...
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What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Gates and Buffett urge billionaires to give away half their money

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett announced a campaign Wednesday to convince America's billionaires to give away half their money to charity...
Bill Gates on stage at a conference

ACORN Urges Pimps and Prostitutes to Lie to the IRS

ACORN has been exposed once more, this time by BigGovernment.com. They're helping pimps and prostitutes to lie to the IRS and cheat taxpayers!
Another satisfied ACORN customer. Does he also need no fax payday loans with no credit check? (Photo: flickr.com)

Senate stalling on vote ratifying new START treaty

The Senate is stalling voting on the new START treaty, which would further reduce the United States' and Russia's stockpiles of nuclear arms.
Medvedev and Obama

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

Ways to Find Quick Cash by Cutting Back on Gas Costs

Finding quick cash in today's economy has to be targeted towards scrutinizing monthly bills, like gas costs.