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Hold the spoon -- World Nutella Day back on after being called off

May 21, 2013
Nutella-maker Ferrero called for an end to the day celebrating the chocolate hazelnut treat, then backed off.
Posted In: nutella, Food

Boeing 787 Dreamliner returns to the skies

May 20, 2013
Four months after being grounded for safety inspections, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner flew safely from Houston to Chicago today.
Posted In: Dreamliner 787, Boeing, Dreamliner

Have we entered cupcake deflation?

May 16, 2013
Cupcake prices have dropped eight-tenths of a percent over the past year.
Posted In: cupcakes

Angry Birds coming to a theater near you

May 15, 2013
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Rovio are gonna team up for a full-length animated 3-D version of the game.
Posted In: angry birds, movies, rovio

Rich Manhattan moms are hiring disabled to cut Disney World lines

May 14, 2013
The New York Post reports wealthy mothers are paying handicapped people to pose as family members so that their families can use the special entrances to Disney World attractions.
Posted In: disney

Flying cars do exist -- but they're not exactly safe yet

May 13, 2013
The Maverick, as this flying car was called, hit a tree and crashed last week.
Posted In: flying car, future

Bloomberg reporters had ability to spy on its customers

May 10, 2013
Goldman Sachs employees have raised concerns that Bloomberg News journalists could snoop on them through Bloomberg terminals.
Posted In: bloomberg, Goldman Sachs

New York City cyber thieves loot $45 million

May 9, 2013
The thieves also hit up 2,000 ATMs in Manhattan in a single day.
Posted In: bank, ATM, Crime

Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling could get early prison release

May 8, 2013
Skilling had been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Posted In: Enron

Commercial casino revenues are up

May 6, 2013
If people feel like they've got money to burn, that's a positive economic indicator, right?
Posted In: gambling, casinos

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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.