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Archive for October 2011

Confessions of a Gold Scammer

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: People

A federal judge next month will sentence the man who authorities say took advantage of the booming gold market, by scamming more than 1,400 people out of tens of millions of dollars. But before he goes to prison, the mastermind of the scheme, Jamie Campany, sat down with ABC News’ Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross to reveal how [...]

10 Most In-Demand Gadgets This Holiday Season

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Technology

Like it or not, the countdown to the holidays has begun. No sooner were the Halloween cobwebs hung across our front hedges than the warnings started coming that our shopping days until Christmas were numbered. Whether you’re eager to get in line (or online) early, or wondering which companies are positioned to claim the most [...]

Cashing In on Your Hit YouTube Video

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Entertainment

Katie Clem posted a video on YouTube this month of her daughter Lily’s poignant and funny reaction to her sixth birthday present, a trip to Disneyland, for her friends and family. Then it went viral. In three weeks it has been watched more than five million times, and Lily has become a minor Internet celebrity. Of far [...]

Wounded Iraq vet awake after Oakland protest injury

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: People

(Reuters) – An Iraq war veteran badly wounded in clashes between protesters and police on the streets of Oakland was awake and lucid, hospital officials and family members said on Thursday. Scott Olsen, a 24-year-old former U.S. Marine struck in the head during Wall Street protests on Tuesday night, had been upgraded from critical to [...]

Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor becomes battle of experts

Oct 28th, 2011 | By | Category: People, Popular News

Los Angeles (CNN) – Round two of the battle of the propofol experts enters it final stage Friday in the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor as the defense anesthesiology expert resumes his testimony that began Thursday. Dr. Paul White is expected to counter the conclusions of prosecution anesthesiologist Dr. Steven Shafer, whose earlier testimony spanned more [...]

$6.6 billion in lost Iraq cash now accounted for, inspector says

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Popular News, World News

It’s a rare day when positive news surfaces from the frontlines of Iraq’s post-occupation government–or from its troubled economy. However, a U.S. Iraq inspector general report that concluded this week that $6.6 billion in shrink-wrapped cash the U.S. government previously feared had gone missing in the chaotic early days of the Iraq occupation has in [...]

Iraq veteran in critical condition after getting hit with police projectile during Occupy Oakland demonstration

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: People, Popular News

OAKLAND — A 24-year old Marine Corps corporal and Iraqi war veteran remains in critical condition at Highland Hospital Wednesday night with head wounds and brain swelling after he was hit in the head with a police projectile during protests in downtown Oakland late Tuesday night. Scott Thomas Olsen, 24, of Onalaska, Wisc., was admitted [...]

Best Jobs for Fast Growth

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Jobs

If you’re stalled or burned out, these fast-growing fields (with relatively low barriers to entry) can help you earn more, get ahead and put life back into your career.   Craving a new career? You’re not alone — workers are less satisfied with their jobs than they were five years ago, and one out of [...]

Mother of two turns $47 into $7,197

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Jobs, Top Story

Have You Considered Working From Home Online? With unemployment numbers higher than they’ve been in several decades, people are looking to make extra money these days. Many people are looking into ways to work from home… But how?! With so many choices, which online, work from home jobs are REAL and which ones are SCAMS? [...]

Obama acts to ease burden of student loans

Oct 26th, 2011 | By | Category: Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is taking steps to ease the burden of student loans, the White House said on Tuesday, potentially helping millions of cash-strapped college graduates in a tough economy. Obama plans to accelerate a plan to cap student loan payments at 10 percent of income, bringing it forward to start in 2012 instead of 2014.   [Read More...]