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April 15, 2015 10:03 PM 3 Times Payday Loans Make Sense

Although payday loans are a type of credit that most borrowers should avoid, there are some cases in which this type of loan is actually less costly than other alternatives. Below are a few circumstances in which taking out a payday loan is the better choice. In a financial crunch, some people write checks even though they know they don't have enough 24

April 15, 2015 9:26 PM Google could face long, costly antitrust fight

If Google did an online search of how European antitrust regulators tangled with Microsoft during the last decade, Google would see it could be facing a long, costly fight of its own. Officials of the 28-nation European Union on Wednesday alleged that Google broke antitrust rules there by using its search-engine dominance to favor its comparison-shopping 73

April 15, 2015 9:10 PM A Texas Woman Might Use The 'Religious Freedom' Law In The Most Amazing Way Possible

Joan Cheever said police infringed her religious freedom when they fined her $2,000 for feeding the homeless in San Antonio. As she'd done every Tuesday for years, Cheever was giving out free meals from her food truck in a public park last week when police rolled up and started writing a ticket. Right away, she told the officers they were burdening her free exercise 19

April 15, 2015 8:41 PM Why Bank of America’s $3.4 billion in earnings wasn’t that impressive

After years of souring loans, bad acquisitions, and fines, Bank of America finally had its chance to show Wall Street its stuff. What it had to show was meh. What you need to know: Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan’s plan for a while has been to leverage different parts of his giant bank to grow business elsewhere. The bank branches are supposed to nab people 76

April 15, 2015 8:19 PM European Union Charges Google With Antitrust Violations

Europe is taking aim at Google. The European Union accuses the tech giant of abusing its power to stifle competition. Google has managed to avoid these kinds of charges in the U.S. Regulators in Europe have been investigating the company for nearly five years. Some in the U.S. see today's charges as European protectionism against American business. NPR's 30

April 15, 2015 8:00 PM Brazilian uber-model Gisele Bundchen to make her final catwalk appearance at show in Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Gisele Bundchen, the Brazilian supermodel who has been illuminating catwalks the world over for the past two decades, is retiring from the runway with what is expected to be her final lap on Wednesday at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. The 34-year-old mother of two, who's married to NFL quarterback Tom Brady, said she wants to spend more time with her family 22

April 15, 2015 4:59 PM Google Faces Antitrust Charges in Europe That Could Bring Massive Fine

A new antitrust complaint filed against Google by the European Union Wednesday could force the company to pay huge fines and change the way its search engine operates in Europe. In the complaint, EU regulators say Google has abused its dominance in online search to stifle competition. If the charges stick, Google could face a cascade of antitrust allegations 79

April 15, 2015 2:24 PM EU Files Formal Antitrust Charges Against Google

Regulators open separate probe related to Google’s Android operating system BRUSSELS—The European Union escalated its five-year antitrust probe into Google Inc. Wednesday, accusing the U.S. search giant of violating the bloc’s antitrust laws and opening a formal probe aimed at Google’s Android operating system for mobile phones. The charges from the EU’s competition 11

April 15, 2015 1:33 PM EU says Google hurt consumers and competitors in Internet search case

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union accused Google Inc on Wednesday of cheating consumers and competitors by distorting Web search results to favor its own shopping service, after a five-year investigation that could change the rules for business online. It also launched another antitrust investigation into Google's Android mobile operating system 84

April 15, 2015 1:16 PM EU Charges Google With Antitrust Violations, Will Also Look At Android

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announces formal charges against Google, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position as Europe's top search engine. Saying that Google has abused its dominant position in the search market "by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping product," the European Commission has sent a list of antitrust 12