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Top 10 ways to help Haiti

If you can give, here’s how The Haiti earthquake has proven to be a great disaster. Many organizations are sending cash advances and other forms of aid to help the Haitian people. I certainly don’t want to take credit for the following info, but I feel it is it is worth bringing to the attention
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BP pays off fishermen as oil spill destroys sea life

The BP oil leak has sidelined fishermen as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico rages. BP has been cutting checks to settle claims for a Gulf fishing industry in limbo, but those payments are a drop in the bucket compared to the oil spill cleanup costs BP has incurred so far. About 65

IBM to purchase Unica Corporation for $480 million

In an effort to help the technology giant provide customers effective tools to create more focused marketing campaigns, International Business Machines Corp. has announced it will buy marketing software maker Unica Corp. for $480 million. IBM, which recently purchased Web analytics vendor Coremetrics, is offering Unica holders $21 a share. According to the Wall Street
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Pentagon to buy Operation Dark Heart first print for book burning

“Operation Dark Heart” is the latest book to get the kind of publicity money can’t buy. This time it comes courtesy of the Pentagon. Military intelligence officials said “Operation Dark Heart,” the memoir by a former intelligence officer in Afghanistan, reveals classified information damaging to national security. To suppress the book, the Pentagon, flush with

CES 2010: Top 5 Most Interesting Gadgets

1. Magic Jack Of course, the Magic Jack that provides with cheap landline long-distance service has been around for years, but the Magic Jack featured at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show is special. As the Christian Science Monitor explains: “MagicJack, the device that promises next-to-free long-distance calls by creating a way to plug landline phones
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Transgender golfer Lana Lawless suing LPGA over gender rule

The Associated Press reports that Lana Lawless, a 57-year-old who elected to undergo gender reassignment surgery in 2005, has filed a lawsuit against the Ladies’ Professional Golf Association (LPGA). The case before the U.S. District Court in San Francisco addresses the legality of the LPGA’s rule that all golfers must be “female at birth.” Lawless
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EA Madden Monopoly Bleeds Gamers For Nearly $1 Trillion

So claims a lawsuit by gamers I enjoy playing video games. I’ve gone through stages in my life where I’ve alternated between being an avid player who couldn’t wait to get his hands on the latest and the greatest of any genre of game and the specialist who will only touch certain game types. I’ve
Nest eggs are hard to com by when you live on chicken feed

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You work hard to bring home the bacon but you live on chicken feed The rent is due Your landlord doesn’t care why you’re down and out. He makes a bundle, but he won’t pay a penny for your thoughts. In his eyes you’re a deadbeat and he wants cold hard cash. You live from
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Is Halliburton to blame for Gulf disaster?

As the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spread, allegations are coming to light that this may be the Halliburton oil spill. BP has claimed responsibility for paying for the oil spill cleanup, and Transocean was operating the oil drilling platform – but both may now be looking to Halliburton for oil
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2010 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico worsens

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2010, which reached the shoreline Friday, could be one of the worst environmental disasters in history. Thursday cleanup officials determined the oil spill leaking from the wellhead is five times worse than first thought. Following the explosion and sinking of an oil rig 50 miles off the Louisiana coast
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U.S. News college rankings contain no surprises

The U.S. News college rankings were released Tuesday, and guess what: Harvard is number one … again. Princeton is in second place … once more. On a podium bearing a distinct Ivy League bias, Yale is number three. But those are the national college rankings: a predictable list of well-moneyed heavyweights that is often criticized
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Fighting the Recession By Any Means Necessary

Fighting the good fight The recession has made downsizing a bigger fact of life than ever before, or least as big of an issue as it has been since the Great Depression. Decreased consumer business, a lack of credit available and the increasing costs of things like health care make the waters extremely rough for
Itching to live in a big city? You'll probably spend more time in your car than you do in your dramatically overpriced home.

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Sticking to my story A few weeks ago I wrote an article called “I’m Sorry I Don’t Want to Live in the Big City.” Yet another couple of my friends are moving across the state this weekend, further aggravating my condition. My condition is one of mild irritation. It gets inflamed when people who live
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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Cash For Clunkers Stimulus | Too Little For Too Few?

Will your vehicle hit the $4,500 jackpot? In principle, it sounds great. People have the opportunity to trade in their older, less fuel-efficient cars for vouchers of up to $4,500. These vouchers are usable on new vehicles that are more fuel efficient than the “clunkers” being traded in. President Obama’s point here is at least

Aon Corporation purchases Hewitt Associates, creates Aon Hewitt

In a deal worth almost $5 billion, consulting and insurance company Aon Corporation is buying HR outsourcing firm Hewitt Associates. The newly-formed Aon Hewitt division will function much like Hewitt Associates did before the purchase. The companies estimate that this merger will eventually save the companies $355 million each year. The Aon Hewitt purchase Announced

Google Operating System to Compete With Windows 7

Chrome OS takes fight to Windows 7 on netbooks Since you’re here, I can assume at least one of these things: You are intrigued by the Google Operating System. You need a payday loan (or payday loans) to help with a short-term budget snafu. You look to Personal Money Store for news and views on