little wellington from Michael Jo on Vimeo. A rare burst of fine weather in Wellington last winter allowed Michael Jooss to capture the city’s charms – and it also scooped him first prize in an international student film contest
With banks reluctant to loosen purse strings and credit-card companies aggressively slashing credit lines, a growing number of consumers are turning to the once murky world of pawnshops for quick cash. “Loans are up 20% to 25%,” estimates David Crume, president of the National Pawnbrokers Association
The e-mail looks like a scam: “I have to come up with big-time cash,” writes Max Stephenson. The 18-year-old is headed for New York University, he explains, but his mom is on disability, his dad works three jobs, and all his grants and loans only cover half of the school’s $50,000 annual tab.
Australia became the OECD nation to raise interest rates on Tuesday when its central bank increased the official cash rate from 3 percent to 3.25 percent.
Jim Nicholson could’ve just handed over the cash.
Former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana was convicted Wednesday on 11 of the 16 corruption charges against him
The results from Cash for Clunkers are in: Compact cars and hybrids were top sellers under the government’s trade-in program, according to government data. The top-selling car was the Ford Focus, and the top three — including the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla — were compacts.
With its awful name and convoluted rules, the cash-for-clunkers program might well have been a flop, yet it turned into a surprising success, even inspiring many of its critics to call for an additional $2 billion in funding.
After many months of agonizingly slow sales, automakers and dealers are anxiously counting on the cash-for-clunkers program, getting under way officially on Monday, July 27, to help clear their lots. They’ve got good reason to be nervous.
Have you recently bent the official rules at work? Performed a task you’re not specifically trained to do, perhaps even claimed for 20 minutes more time than you actually did?