When Lenders Sue, Quick Cash Can Turn Into a Lifetime of Debt
13 Dec 2013, 9:47 am
by Paul Kiel
A version of this story will be published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday.
Five years ago, Naya Burks of St. Louis borrowed $1,000 from AmeriCash Loans. The money came at a steep price: She had to pay
by Charles Ornstein
The statistics released
yesterday from Covered California could bode well for health insurance
exchanges that have their act together.
Although the California exchange enrolled 109,000 in Octo
by Jake Bernstein
and Jesse Eisinger
Five years after the financial crisis, the Securities and
Exchange Commission appears to be wrapping up its investigation into more than $40
billion worth of controversial mortgage deals
by A.C. Thompson
It’s been eight years since New Orleans police officers killed
Henry Glover and incinerated his
body, leaving his charred remains in a scorched Chevy Malibu parked on the
edge of the Mississippi Rive
A yoga patent? Here’s why the USPTO approves so many dubious applications.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved a patent on a technique for videotaping yoga classes. The patent claims the concept of an "image capturing device" being set up in "a studio having a front area and a rear area" and containing an instructor and a "plurality of students." In other wor
Gaming company Valve is shipping out their first hardware foray to beta testers today: The Steam Machine and its dual trackpad controller. They announced the timing (and released the above photos of the production line above) Wednesday; If you didn't get a notice that you'd be receiving a machi
Developers at Pixelberry didn't know what to do when a player sent a message to the help line for their iOS game High School Story to say that she was contemplating taking her own life. "We were scared that we were going to say the wrong thing," said Oliver Miao, chief executive and c0-founder
A new fundraising campaign aims to break Apple's stranglehold over iPhone software distribution, giving users the ability to run software that hasn't been approved by Cupertino. The project is backed by disabled people who say that Apple's restrictive app approval process makes it difficult for them
‘BEYONCE’ album review: Pop's warrior shows new side
Beyonce — one of pop's most exposed star — has somehow found a way to show us yet another side. In her new CD, the emphatically named "BEYONCE," the R&B warrior queen gives her music a soft new focus.
Sometimes a TV show gets a whole lot of credit just for bringing a subject up.
Get Into Business School By Customizing Your Applications
Business schools are distinguished not only by their rankings and programs, but by the students they seek out. Being admitted to a top MBA program is about more than GMAT scores and work experience. Admissions committees seek applicants who will be the right fit for their program. Business schools h
More Americans will soon have health insurance than ever before, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. From the scarce data provided on signups so far during the first open enrollment period under Obamacare, the majority of people gaining new coverage are being declared eli