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Common 'Cents': Money Tips for the Working Poor -- Avoid Financial Traps

Ryan Mack | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

If you saw a check cashing store, a corner store loaded with pre-debit cards for sale, a Rent-A-Center and a payday loan facility, would you think you were in Beverly Hills? Of course not! The answer lies in the basic premise of capitalism -- go where you can "capitalize" on opportunity.

Rent-To-Own Industry, Long Criticized For Preying On Military, Tries A Different Tactic

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Rent-to-own furniture stores, once branded as "predatory lenders" by the Department of Defense, are now pledging to hire veterans returning from duty....

Alice Hines

Rent-A-Center CEO: New Consumer Bureau Won’t Have Authority Over Us

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 02.03.2012 | Business

Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, many cash-strapped football fans will head to Rent-A-Center, America's largest "rent-to-own" retailer, to look for TVs. ...

Struggling Americans Avoiding All But Essential Items At Dollar Stores

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Some Americans have become concerned enough about their finances that even a spending spree at the local dollar store now seems excessive. Followi...

Midterm Choice: Profiteers or Bureaucrats

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

When Republicans talk about freedom, they don't mean the freedom to be able to drink clean water piped into your home. When they talk about freedom, they don't mean a job that pays enough to live on.

Citizens United Is Just the Tip of the Supreme Court's Pro-Corporate Iceberg

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

The President, the press, and the public have been rightly outraged by the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. FEC to allow corporation...

We the People v. the Roberts Court

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

Here we go again. The balance of justice between businesses and citizens is being tested this week in the Supreme Court. If recent history is a guide, this may not end well.