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Sneaky Overdraft Fees Nip Holders Of Prepaid Cards

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 09.06.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Prepaid cards have been touted as way to not overspend. Yet some prepaid cards are designed to let you do exactly that -- spend more money...

Catherine New

Poor Turn To Payday Loans To Pay Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

The poorest Americans are stringing together multiple high-interest loans each year just to keep the lights on and food on the table, according to a n...

Libraries: More Popular Than Ever, And Struggling Badly

Larry Eichel | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Larry Eichel

Revenue-challenged local governments have cut back on contributions to library budgets -- at a time when libraries are being asked to perform a new and changing range of functions.

Childhood Poverty in Detroit Tops 67 Percent and Detroit Tops List of Nation's Most Costly City Councils

Patricia Lesko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

In Michigan's largest city, 67 percent of children live in poverty. How can they not? Unemployment in Detroit is thought to be close to 50 percent by the city's mayor.

Not Just Debit Fees: The Other Ways U.S. Banks Cost Customers

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

The era of the debit card fee may have come and gone, but plenty of bank charges remain. Indeed, with all the talk of debit fees, it's easy to for...

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.

When Will the Sunshine State Embrace Solar Power?

Melissa Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Melissa Ross

Florida still hasn't created what 29 other states did some time ago -- a Renewable Portfolio Standard. An RPS establishes that a certain percentage of a state's energy must come from renewable sources.

What Can Danish Hogs Teach Us About Antibiotics?

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

Denmark's ban on the routine use of antibiotics on food animal farms is a success. The United States has an effective model to draw upon when it comes to protecting public health.