rising oil and gas prices

Rising oil prices driven by global weather, markets and politics

Crude oil prices soared on Tuesday to pass $90 a barrel, a 26-month high. A weaker dollar and cold weather were cited as primary factors for rising oil and gas prices. A compromise with Republicans by the Obama administration that involved extending the Bush tax cuts, and traders hedging against the weaker dollar are also

US embassy in Tripoli shuttered with Libya sanctions pending

The U.S. embassy in Libya has been closed as violence in the Libyan capital is increasing. The regime of Moammar Gadhafi is quickly losing control despite stringent and deadly efforts to quell the uprising of Libyans against Gadhafi’s four-decade rule. Sanctions against Libya are likely to be enacted soon. Tripoli plunging into chaos as Gadhafi

Google Maps for Bicyclists

Yesterday, Google announced that it has added biking directions to Google Maps for the United States. Whether you ride for exercise, to run errands, to commute to work, or just for fun, Google Maps can now make your life little easier, a little more scenic, and even a little safer.  No matter why you ride
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Fukushima disaster lays bare the cost of nuclear power

Before the Fukushima disaster, nuclear power appeared on the verge of a comeback. But in the aftermath of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, nuclear reactors worldwide have been shut down and construction of nuclear plants has been put on hold. Expensive new safety measures that may be required as a result of the Fukushima disaster
Location of the Arunachal Pradesh state in northeastern India, where National Geographic discovered speakers of the "new" koro language.

Researchers discover koro, a previously unknown language

The discovery of language previously unknown to the world at large is a momentous occasion. The window of opportunity to record that expression of human culture is limited at best. National Geographic’s “Enduring Voices” project has opened the window for koro, a language spoken by about 800 people in India’s northeastern-most state, Arunachal Pradesh, reports

Little Buddy Child Tracker – An Easy Way to Stalk Your Children

For the Love of Our Children Most parents are willing to go through extremes to protect and closely monitor their children. It’s perfectly understandable. As a parent myself, I want to ensure my child’s safety, no matter how deep or how far I have to go to do it, even if it means getting a
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Million-dollar home sales increase as prices continue to slide

Sales of homes that cost millions rose dramatically in major U.S. cities last year. Wealthy Americans prospering from a rebound on Wall Street are taking advantage of low interest rates on jumbo loans and falling home prices to land unprecedented bargains. Meanwhile, home sales overall are stalling, and analysts expect home prices to decline another

Getting a Personal Installment Loan with Bad Credit

Can I get quick financing when I have bad credit? When you have blemishes on your credit record, it can sometimes feel like the simplest things – like getting a personal loan – can be very difficult. However, getting a personal loan with bad credit is not impossible. Getting that loan, in fact, can be

Things to Consider Before Applying For Installment Loans

What Should You Know About Installment Loans? If you need large amount of money to help you out, then you can turn to installment loans, which can help in achieving your goals. Many people love these types of loans because installment loan help consumers take out a large chunk of money and pay it back
President Obama's school speech is meant to encourage, not indoctrinate. (Photo: flickr.com)

Obama School Speech | Dream Big, Kids

Are hard work and respect socialist agenda? It’s a ridiculous question, of course. Can’t we all appreciate that the president wants our youth to work hard and achieve a bright future for themselves and America as a whole? Because the more well-prepared, motivated young people who enter the adult world, the better this country will

Avoiding budget myths can help create emergency money

Budgeting can eliminate emergency money needs Everyone is in search of emergency money. No one wants to get caught with a sudden hospital, automobile or appliance bill and have no way to pay for the expense. In today’s precarious financial climate, it’s crucial for everyone to find a way to bulk up their emergency funds.

Workers try to find payday cash with a good boss to match

Getting the job is just the beginning More and more workers are concerned about their payday cash. It’s not just a matter of money, though; they are also worried about moving into a new job position and their new boss. With the number of unemployed in America reaching the millions, that leaves people in a
Children's Place

Children’s Place Agrees to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit for $12 Million

Children’s Place fends off trial Children’s Place kids clothing retailer has agreed to pay $12 million to settle a class-action lawsuit against the company. Reuters reports that the lawsuit accused “its officers of misrepresenting facts about operations that caused the company’s stock to artificially inflate.” Though the company has agreed to pay the $12 million, it
There really are such things as same day loans.

Yes, you really can get quick loans same day you apply!

Yes, you really can get quick loans same day you apply or personal installment loans today. If you have struggled with less than perfect credit, the last thing you want is another late payment on your credit report. Luckily, if you need cash right now, even if you have bad credit, there really are such
Car buyers and sellers are ready to make a deal.

Consumers Are Using Installment Loans To Buy Cars

Car buying Consumers are once again turning to installment loans as they move back into car-buying mode. Throughout the recession, many people have put off purchases of big-ticket items such as cars and homes. Dealers all over were feeling the crunch of the economy as many people fell into the unemployment lines and struggled financially
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Scientists discover techniques to reverse aging in mice

A way to reverse aging has been sought for centuries. It was once thought to be as plausible as a Northwest Passage, but scientists have discovered a way to do it. However, at this stage, it only works on mice. Process to reverse aging in mice discovered Recently, scientific researchers from the Harvard Medical School

Americans losing faith in mortgage loans and real estate

Americans are becoming less convinced that getting mortgage loans to buy real estate is a good idea. A recent survey found that the number of people who believe owning a home is a worthy investment has dwindled to the lowest level in years. Home sales have been sluggish to recover from the housing crash. Fewer