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Ray Rice

Thousands line up to exchange Ray Rice jersey

Sep 19, 2014
Thousands line up to get the iPhone 6... and return their Ray Rice jerseys.
Posted In: Baltimore, Ravens, NFL

Dropping its NFL sponsorship pays off for Radisson

Sep 17, 2014
Dropping the league — and the coverage that followed — was a marketing touchdown.
Anheuser Busch

NFL gets a warning from sponsor Anheuser-Busch

Sep 16, 2014
Anheuser-Busch disapproves of the way recent NFL incidents have been handled.
Posted In: American Football, Anheuser-Busch, sponsorship
Texting

China creates a texting lane

Sep 15, 2014
They're really worried about texting-related collisions.
Posted In: texting, walking, China

A spot of . . . coffee?

Sep 12, 2014
Who drinks more coffee, cops or journalists?
Posted In: coffee, British, tea
Fist-bump

Goodbye, handshake. Hello, fist bump!

Sep 11, 2014
Forget sneezing into your elbow.
Posted In: handshake, public health, greetings
Reddit

Leaked photos = a quarter-billion page views for Reddit

Sep 10, 2014
Last week's leak led to enough page views to power Reddit for almost a month.
Posted In: reddit, photos, celebrities, hackers
Cats

More people own cats than stock these days

Sep 9, 2014
Stocking up on cats instead of shares? You're not alone.
Posted In: cats, stock, recession
American workforce

Americans never stop working

Sep 8, 2014
In case you needed data to prove it.
Posted In: workforce, weekends, night shift

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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.