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What can one share of Berkshire Hathaway buy you?

Jul 24, 2013
At $174,000 per share, you can buy a lot of DQ Blizzards.
Posted In: Berkshire Hathaway

NSA email search has limits, it turns out

Jul 23, 2013
"There's no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately."
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa

Cyber crime costs $100 billion a year

Jul 22, 2013
A study from McAfee, the antivirus and consulting firm, estimates cyber theft and crime costs the U.S. $100 billion annually.
Posted In: cybercrime, antivirus

Detroit: Just how bad is it?

Jul 18, 2013
Detroit filed for bankruptcy today. Some context for the biggest municipal default in U.S. history.
Posted In: Detroit

Rolling Stone's Boston bomber cover prompts backlash

Jul 17, 2013
The magazine's decision to put the Boston Marathon bombing suspect on its cover has sparked rebukes from retail outlets and government officials.
Posted In: boston marathon, publishing, magazines

Judge bans financial jargon from Fabrice Tourre trial

Jul 17, 2013
She's instructed lawyers to "have a heart" and stay away from words like 'security,' 'collateral' and 'asset-backed.'
Posted In: trial, Fabrice Tourre

Zimmerman trial jurist already has a book deal

Jul 15, 2013
Juror B37 -- one of six women on the panel that acquitted Zimmerman Saturday -- has signed with a book agent.

A whole new meaning to the term 'sexting'

Jul 12, 2013
A new survey finds that one in 10 American adults admits to using a smartphone during sex. And among 18-34-year-olds, it's one in five.
Posted In: smartphones

Americans don't think journalists contribute a lot to society

Jul 11, 2013
The military topped a survey of occupations in the U.S. that people think "contribute a lot" to society.
Posted In: journalism, journalists

Drawing a comfort food can make you feel comforted

Jul 10, 2013
A study says simply drawing pictures of comfort food can make you feel better.
Posted In: drawing, Food

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A near billion dollar company, World Finance is the largest of an often-overlooked breed of high-cost lender: installment lenders. Ranging from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, the loans typically last anywhere from six months to three years. The industry boasts millions of customers and over 4,000 locations across at least 19 states, mostly in the south and Midwest, and touts the product as a consumer-friendly alternative to payday loans. World and its competitors gouge borrowers with unnecessary insurance products and persuade their customers to renew their loans over and over again, creating a cycle of debt that often grinds on for years.