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Do you have a case of social media depression?

Jul 23, 2012
Commentator Beth Teitell on how social media "friends" erode confidence with sunny status updates and photos of perfect children.
Posted In: Facebook, Twitter, social media

Reflecting on the tragedy at 'Dark Knight Rises'

Jul 20, 2012
Commentator and culture journalist Alyssa Rosenberg on the shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., that occurred last night at a screening of the popular Batman movie.
Posted In: movies, violence, cultural, tragedy, The Dark Knight Rises

'Stay-tirement' instead of retirement

Jul 13, 2012
Rethinking our expectations for the "Golden Years."
Posted In: Retirement

Can big fraud settlements curb corporate misdeeds?

Jul 11, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says top officials need to feel the heat in order to change corporate behavior.
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, fraud

Good economy, bad economy: Both candidates are right

Jul 10, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney have different takes on the economy. Commentator Justin Wolfers says they're both right.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 election

Should you run from risk?

Jul 6, 2012
Even in times of financial insecurity, Americans shouldn't avoid risk altogether.
Posted In: risk tolerance, Chris Farrell, Commentary, personal finances

Locavorism is not good for you

Jul 4, 2012
Commentator Pierre Desrochers offers the contrarian view that buying food locally is good for your health and the environment.
Posted In: farmers markets, locavorism, produce, Food

Respecting employees can boost bottom line

Jul 2, 2012
Commentator Teresa Amabile says overbearing supervisors can sap worker creativity.
Posted In: Work, employees, employers, working conditions

Rebuttal: Obesity is not a choice

Jun 22, 2012
LA Times columnist David Lazarus argues that government should intervene to curb obesity, because citizens cannot protect themselves from the deluge of advertising from the food and beverage industry.
Posted In: Commentary, consumer freedom, obesity, david lazarus

Should everyone go to college?

Jun 18, 2012
Commentator Robert Samuelson says too many students are encouraged to go to college who shouldn't be there.
Posted In: Education, college

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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.