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
Reverting the changes to block functionality
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Today we’re updating Twitter for Mac to include a number of great features, along with a new look and feel. Here’s more information on what’s new:
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What happened in the world simultaneously happened on Twitter.
We’ve seen that people use Twitt
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The label "supporting actor" shouldn't only describe actors in secondary roles. All actors support the movies they're in (or, at least, they should). Nevertheless, the best kind of supporting actors aren't positioned at the center of a movie's plot but end up defining it anyway. It's not just about
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The four-minute comedic prev
The changes in the Academy's documentary rules may have made it easier for the year's top documentaries to get some recognition come Oscar time. (Before, the small group of nominators were accused of having taste that seemed not to correspond with generally agreed upon quality and popularity.)