Things Your Mechanic Won’t Tell You

<h2><img class=”size-full wp-image-2448 alignright” title=”mechanic” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/mechanic.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ /></h2> 1. “You might be in the wrong garage.” There are many choices as to where consumers can take their car when it’s in need of maintenance or repair. Those include going to the car dealer, a department or chain-store franchise, or an independent mechanic at […]


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McDonald’s sales take hit from US joblessness

<h2>McDonald’s US sales decline deepens as joblessness, competition catch up to burger chain</h2> CHICAGO (AP) — The supersized recession that was a boon for business last year caught up further with McDonald’s Corp. in November, as high unemployment ate into sales. While the world’s largest burger chain is still faring better than its competitors, who’ve […]


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Longest-Lasting Batteries

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2108″ title=”battery” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/battery.jpg” alt=”” width=”280″ height=”210″ />Store brands may save you money on household necessities, but generic batteries might not be your best bet, according to recent tests comparing name brand and store brand batteries. CVS AA Long Lasting alkaline batteries didn’t actually last longer than other batteries tested under the same […]


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ATM attacks reveal security holes

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-4113″ title=”atm” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/atm.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them. The attacks demonstrated Wednesday targeted standalone ATMs. But they could potentially be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks. Criminals have long known that ATMs aren’t […]


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10 Biggest Bankruptcies In U.S. History

<h1>Lehman Brothers</h1> Assets upon filing: $691 billion Date of filing: Sept. 15, 2008 Description: Investment bank What happened next: Within days of its filing, Lehman’s North American business was taken over by UK bank Barclays; Japan’s Nomura Holdings snagged its international operations. Washington Mutual Assets upon filing: $328 billion Date of filing: Sept. 26, 2008 […]


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Wanna Buy Nicolas Cage’s Money Pit?

<strong>Apparently not. At an auction held Wednesday in Los Angeles, no one was willing to throw down the minimum bid of $10.4 million. </strong> Debt-ridden movie star Nicolas Cage lost his Bel Air mansion to foreclosure on Wednesday. The courthouse auction was a flop, as no one was willing to make the minimum $10.4 million […]


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How a Secretary Made and Gave Away $7 Million

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2357″ title=”secretary” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/secretary.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />She lived in a tiny one-bedroom cottage in Lake Forest, Ill. She bought her clothes at rummage sales, didn’t own a car and worked most of her life as a secretary for a pharmaceutical company. Yet after her death at age 100, Grace Groner left Lake […]


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Cash For Keys

<img class=”alignleft size-full wp-image-2512″ title=”cash-keys” src=”http://www.prisonbreakfreak.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/cash-keys.jpg” alt=”” width=”392″ height=”154″ />Jon Daurio, chief executive officer of mortgage investor Kondaur Capital Corp., recently offered a $4,000 check to Barry Culver for the deed to his Bryan, Ohio house. With the exchange, and a pay-off to a second-lien holder, Culver was freed of $120,000 in crushing mortgage debt […]


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Gadgets That Will Save You Money

Invest in these smart household gadgets to cut your monthly bills and they end up paying for themselves in no time. Concoct your own cola Spend a fortune on fizzy drinks? You’re not alone. The average family of four consumes 2,400 sodas annually-totaling nearly $1,080. With a home fountain machine, you can save money and […]


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The World’s Most Powerful People

<strong>The 67 heads of state, criminals, financiers and philanthropists who really run the world.</strong> “I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.” — Napoleon Bonaparte Power has been called many things. The […]


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