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College Students Turn To Sugar Daddies, Egg Donation To Pay For Rising Tuition Fees

Meredith Bennett-Smith | September 19, 2012 | Money
Rising college prices and a still-recovering economy means funds are hard to find for many college students. And don't think the solution lies at home. CNN reports that since mom and dad are equally strapped for cash -- the average family reports that they are only on track to...

Homeless 47 Percenter: 'We Try Every Day To Find A Way To Improve Our Situation'

Ben Hallman | September 21, 2012 | Business
Zibron Harden is too busy attending school full time and raising three sons to pay much attention to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, but she disagrees with any notion that her family, at least, isn't trying hard enough to succeed. "I know I am working extremely hard," Harden said...

BRAINS Act Would Free Up Green Cards For Tech Startups To Hire Foreign-Born Students

Gerry Smith | September 19, 2012 | Technology
Two Democratic senators have introduced legislation that would address a pressing need among tech startups: hiring enough foreign-born engineers. Currently, foreign students are discouraged from starting new companies after graduating from American universities because they compete for a limited number of visas. Many immigrants who can’t secure visas give up...

Tax Refund Theft Targeted In New U.S. Justice Department Crackdown

Harry Bradford | November 18, 2012 | Business
* Federal prosecutors gain new authority for criminal tax cases * Effort focuses on ID theft for tax refunds WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department launched a new effort on Tuesday to combat identity theft used to steal income tax refunds, granting federal prosecutors authority to quickly...

Pearlie Mae Jones, Texas Widow, Sues Cemetery That Allegedly Misplaced Her Husband's Remains

Harry Bradford | September 18, 2012 | Business
Elderly widow Pearlie Mae Jones alleges the Cedar Hill Memorial Park in Mansfield, Texas, lost her deceased husband's remains -- and is asking her for extra money to find them. Jones is suing. She says the cemetery buried her husband in the wrong plot, then placed...

Barack Obama On Mitt Romney Video: 'Not A Lot Of People' Think They Are 'Victims'

Luke Johnson | November 18, 2012 | Politics
NEW YORK -- Rebuking Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that Americans are not "victims" and that voters want to make sure that their president is "not writing off big chunks of the country." Obama's remarks came after a secretly taped and newly released video showed the Republican presidential...

Matt Taibbi: Mitt Romney's 'Insane' Comments Reveal Delusions Of The Super Rich

Bonnie Kavoussi | September 18, 2012 | Business
Matt Taibbi says that Mitt Romney's recently leaked remarks about low-income Americans were "insane." "I think he really genuinely believes that the only reason that his particular message isn't resonating is that people want something for free and he's not offering it to them," Taibbi, a contributing editor...

Bruce Willis Seeks Payment From Sobieski Vodka Deal

Andres Jauregui | September 19, 2012 | Business
When Bruce Willis licensed his image to Polish vodka brand Sobieski for marketing in the U.S., he was paid in shares of its parent company, Belvedere SA. In exchange for use of his tough guy mug, the "Looper" star got a percentage of the French liquor...

Walmart Warehouse Workers Rally In Downtown LA Ends 6-Day Pilgrimage (PHOTOS)

Kathleen Miles | August 21, 2013 | Los Angeles
After braving 103-degree heat as they marched over the past six days, warehouse workers who deliver goods for Walmart concluded their 50-mile pilgrimage protesting working conditions with a rally in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday. Met by hundreds of supporters on the steps of LA City Hall, the...

Wisconsin Union Law Appeal: Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Asks For Stay

Chris Gentilviso | September 18, 2012 | Politics
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's attorney general on Tuesday appealed a court ruling repealing major parts of Gov. Scott Walker's law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers. J.B. Van Hollen also asked a judge to place his ruling on hold while the appeal is pending.

In 'Kinect Sesame Street TV' On Xbox, The TV Talks Back To Kids

Dino Grandoni | November 18, 2012 | Technology
NEW YORK (AP) — Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Elmo are giving kids a glimpse of television's future. The "Sesame Street" crew has been talking to kids for more than four decades. Now they're offering a way for their pint-sized audience to interact with characters on the other side of...

Brenda Council, Nebraska State Senator, Pleads Guilty To Filing False Campaign Finance Reports

Chris Gentilviso | September 18, 2012 | Politics
OMAHA, Neb. -- Nebraska state Sen. Brenda Council has pleaded guilty to filing false campaign finance reports that prosecutors say concealed her misuse of more than $60,000 in campaign donations at casinos. A judge sentenced Council on Tuesday to pay a $500 fine and court costs.

Vince Young Money Problems: Quarterback Struggling To Find Team, Finances

Michael Klopman | September 18, 2012 | Sports
DALLAS -- Six years after entering the NFL as the third player taken in the draft, Vince Young finds himself without a team and with just a fraction of the money he received from a contract that guaranteed him $26 million. The question is, where did it all go?

Obama 1998 Loyola Speech Leaked: 'I Believe In Redistribution' (AUDIO) [UPDATE]

Harry Bradford | September 23, 2012 | Business
It turns out Mitt Romney isn’t the only presidential candidate to have a video leak this week. Fresh on the heels of Romney’s leaked campaign fundraising video, in which the Republican candidate calls 47 percent of Americans "dependent on government" since they don’t pay federal income taxes, a...

Facebook Canada Organ Donation: Site Launches Tool With Helene Campbell's Help

Rebecca Zamon | November 18, 2012 | Canada Impact
OTTAWA - An organ donation campaign started by a feisty young Ottawa double-lung transplant recipient now has new friends — a lot of them.Facebook is hoping its organ donation tool, which allows users to share their status as organ donors, will help Helene Campbell foster awareness of the cause.Campbell, whose...

Biomimicry: Science Inspired By Nature Could Feed The Hungry, Reduce Impact Of Technology

James Gerken | September 20, 2012 | Green
From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: A wind turbine designed to incorporate the bumps on a whale's tail. A fast-growing rice that needs half the normal amount of water to grow, thanks to observation of a hot-spring fungi. A video display inspired by the iridescent wings...

Tattoo Ad Craze Created Human Billboards For Now Defunct Companies (PHOTOS)

Drew Guarini | September 18, 2012 | Small Business
What's worse than a terrible tattoo? A terrible tattoo that advertises a company that no longer exists. A selection of "human billboards," people who once tattooed company logos or names on their bodies for quick cash, were recently featured in a BuzzFeed piece by Jack Stuef titled "Branded...

PBS NewsHour's Climate Change Report Raises Eyebrows (VIDEO)

James Gerken | September 18, 2012 | Green
A recent report from "PBS NewsHour" on climate change has drawn sharp criticism from climate groups that feel it provides a false sense of debate around the facts of climate change. The segment, which aired on September 16, features interviews with "converted skeptic" and University of California,...

Shane Schoeller, Missouri Secretary Of State Candidate, Receives Free Billboards

John Celock | September 18, 2012 | Politics
The Missouri billboard lobby offered thousands in free advertising to the Republican nominee for secretary of state in an effort to put someone in the office who will give the billboard industry a boost. Last week's donation of $89,300 in billboards and billboard vinyl from Lamar Companies to GOP...

Prince A No-Show For IRS Summons Over French Tax Investigation

Catherine New | September 19, 2012 | Money
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The recording artist Prince appears to have thumbed his nose at both the Internal Revenue Service and the French. Acting on behalf of French tax authorities, the IRS summoned Prince -- né Prince Rogers Nelson -- to make an appearance with the tax man in order to determine if he...
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