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Scotland says no to independence. Now what?

Sep 19, 2014
The "no's" have it: the United Kingdom is still united as a kingdom.
Posted In: Scotland, referendum, United Kingdom (U.K.)

Italy's Fiat speeds Alfa Romeo's US return

Sep 1, 2014
Fiat is re-launching the sporty Alfa Romeo brand in the United States.
Posted In: cars

Weathering the Ebola epidemic in Liberia

Aug 26, 2014
It's not just Ebola that's hurting people in West Point, Monrovia.
Posted In: Ebola, Africa

How the Ebola outbreak affects Nigerian small business

Aug 13, 2014
Nigeria confirmed at least 13 cases of the disease last week.
Posted In: Ebola, Nigeria, bbc

Shhh! It's time for Formula E!

Jul 10, 2014
If Formula E is the future of racing, then it's going to be a rather quiet place.
Posted In: racing, formula 1, formula e, cars

Google deleted a BBC reporter's article. Is it right?

Jul 9, 2014
Google can delete articles from its search engine under a new ruling.
Posted In: Google

Iraqi and Syrian refugees are flowing into Erbil

Jun 16, 2014
How will the country handle an influx of displaced people?
Posted In: Iraq, refugees

What Thailand's political climate means for the economy

May 22, 2014
In the past, instability hasn't had much effect.
Posted In: Thailand
Rana Plaza building collapse

What has changed one year after Rana Plaza

Apr 24, 2014
Improving factories has been slow for Bangladeshis and their international trading partners.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, garment factory

Ukraine's economy, as felt on the street

Apr 15, 2014
"Ukraine needs help from abroad, that's what the interim government knows."
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea, Russia

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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. 

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