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Credit Card Borrowing For Everyday Living Expenses On The Rise

Catherine New | July 11, 2012 | Money
College student Simone Bernstein, 20, is using her credit cards to cover her living expenses this summer. She chalks up the debt to an opportunity cost: Her (barely paid) summer internship in New York City will be worth it down the line, she hopes. "My payoff plan is in the...

Free Slurpees At 7-Eleven: Chain Celebrates 85th Birthday With Massive Giveaway

Rachel Tepper | July 11, 2012 | Food
Happy birthday, 7-Eleven! The convenience store chain celebrates its 85th birthday on July 11 with free 7.11-oz. Slurpees at participating locations from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here's 7-Eleven's store locator. Call the location nearest you to find out if it's running the deal. The event...

Prince Charles' Toast, Served Before Wedding To Princess Diana, Headed To Auction

Tara Kelly | July 10, 2012 | Weddings
A piece of toast believed to have come from Prince Charles' breakfast plate on the day he married Princess Diana is to be auctioned off in the U.K. later this month, the BBC reports. According to the Derby Telegraph, 83-year-old Rosemarie Smith took the slice...

GM Buyback Program Lets Customers Return Their Cars

Sharon Silke Carty | July 10, 2012 | Money
General Motors is trying to convince customers to try out its Chevy brand by treating its cars like other retailers treat T-shirts and pajamas -- by letting new buyers return a product if they're not happy with it. But a customer will need more than just a receipt when...

Domeen Flowers, Former IRS Employee, Accused Of Identity Theft, Fraud

Bonnie Kavoussi | February 13, 2014 | Money
One identity thief recently infiltrated the ranks of the IRS itself. Domeen Flowers, 48, formerly employed by the IRS, was arrested and indicted on Thursday for allegedly stealing taxpayers' identities from an IRS database and using them to fraudulently apply for credit cards, several news outlets...

Libor Scandal: As New York Fed Chief, Timothy Geithner Had Multiple Meetings With Barclays

D.M. Levine | July 10, 2012 | Business
As president of the New York Federal Reserve before and during the financial crisis, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner met repeatedly with Barclays officials, according to documents released by the bank and the New York Fed. Though the subject of those discussions is unknown, they came at a time when...

Eva Cameron Abandoned Developmentally Disabled Daughter In Tennessee Bar, Faces No Charges

Lizzie Schiffman | July 12, 2012 | Chicago
Tennessee prosecutors have decided not to charge an Algonquin, Ill. woman who abandoned her 19-year-old daughter, who has severe developmental disabilities, in a bar and refused to take her back. Police found Lynn Cameron at the Big Orange Bar in Caryville, Tenn. on June 28, where her mother...

Wells Fargo Allegedly Threatens Cindi Davis, Dying Cancer Patient, With Foreclosure (VIDEO)

James Sunshine | July 10, 2012 | Business
One bank is forcing a dying woman choose between medical bills...

Missy Elliott Lamborghini Lawsuit: Rapper Claims Dealership Holding Luxury Car Hostage

Joseph Erbentraut | July 10, 2012 | Chicago
Multi-Grammy-winning rapper and producer Missy Elliott is currently embroiled in a nasty legal battle with an Illinois dealership over a luxury sports car with a price tag of almost $400,000. TMZ reports that Elliott has filed suit against Fox Valley Motor Cars in Westmont, Ill. claiming that she...

AT&T Says It Will Drop Legal Fight Over Million-Dollar Phone Bill

Emily Cohn | July 10, 2012 | Money
IPSWICH, Mass. -- AT&T Inc. says it's dropping its legal fight against a Massachusetts businessman whose company was on the hook for a fraudulent million-dollar phone bill. The telecommunications company said in a statement Monday it is no longer pursuing its claims against Michael Smith of Ipswich, "though we are...

Angela Hardman Allegedly Swallows Diamond Engagement Ring In Utah Department Store

Lauren Feldman | July 11, 2012 | Weird News
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah woman is accused of theft after police say she swallowed a $4,000 diamond ring at a department store before pawning it off after it passed through her system. Police say 38-year-old Angela Winters Hardman of Sandy stopped at a Macy's outside Salt Lake City...

U.S. Drought Puts Corn, Soybeans In Worst State Since 1988

Rebecca Orchant | September 9, 2012 | Food
* Soybean prices set record high, corn soars on drought fears * Weekly crop conditions see sharpest decline in nine years By Andrew Stern CHICAGO, July 9 (Reuters) -- U.S. corn and soybean crops, the world's largest, are in the worst condition since the last major drought in America's breadbasket...

The Vatican Blames High Deficit In 2011 On Market Decline

Jahnabi Barooah | July 10, 2012 | Religion
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican posted a record loss of $19 million (15 million euros) in 2011, its worst deficit in more than a decade. Vatican officials blamed the loss on the "negative trend of global financial markets, which made it impossible to achieve the goals laid down in the...

Unemployment Benefits Mistakes Mean Americans Owe Government $14 Billion

Bonnie Kavoussi | July 10, 2012 | Money
Due to government mistakes, unemployed Americans now owe the government billions of dollars. The federal government and individual states overpaid unemployment benefits by about $14 billion last year, according to Labor Department data cited by CNN Money. Those overpayments constitute 11 percent of all...

Small Business Optimism Plummets

Drew Guarini | September 9, 2012 | Small Business
(Reuters) - Small businesses' confidence in the economy's future declined in June by the most in two years, increasing the threat that an economic slowdown could stretch into the second half of the year. The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday its Small Business Optimism Index dropped 3...

Tom And Peggy McElvoy, Elderly Texas Couple, Didn't Notice They Were Being Robbed Because They Watch TV With Headphones (VIDEO)

Ryan Grenoble | July 10, 2012 | Money
Is it possible for headphones to work too well? Tom McElvoy, 79, and his wife, Peggy, were at their Texas home watching reruns of "JAG" on the night of July 2nd. At the same time -- and less than 20 feet away -- a burglar was busy ransacking...

Baseball Cards Found In Ohio Attic Could Be Worth Millons

Alicia Ciccone | September 9, 2012 | Money
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Family members cleaning out their grandfather's attic in Ohio have stumbled across a find that could be worth millions: century-old baseball cards of such Hall of Famers as Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner and Cy Young. And the cards are in superb condition. Experts say it's one of...

Charles And Karen Neglia Allege Terrible Neighbors Drove Down Their Home's Value

James Sunshine | July 10, 2012 | Business
Lack of curb appeal, small rooms and a poor paint job are just some of the many defects that can bring down the price of a home. One family alleges it's their neighbors that have weighed on the value of their house. Charles and Karen Neglia of Queens have...

How To Save On Baggage Fees

Alicia Ciccone | July 10, 2012 | Money
Money Talks News When United Airlines announced that it was going to raise bag fees to $100 on many international flights, Fox News advised readers to “seriously consider packing light." You don’t say! But what if you actually need to carry luggage with you?...

European Farmers Create "Milk Lake" To Protest Low Prices (VIDEO)

David Moye | September 9, 2012 | Weird News
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dairy farmers sprayed thousands of liters of milk outside the European Parliament in Brussels on Tuesday, creating a "milk lake" to protest against low prices. Protesters from around Europe, including Italy, Germany, Ireland and France blocked off a square with tractors and statues of cows brightly painted...
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