Archive for August, 2009

More drivers cheat since expressway toll hike

Paul Marsh pays his tolls religiously, listening for the beep of his transponder each time his car passes through a plaza on State Road 408.The 75-year-old retired quality-control engineer from Mims in Brevard County thinks the time he saves by avoiding congested State Road 50 is worth the money, but he also understands why people might skip on paying. “Hey,” he said, “we’re in tough times.” (5 mins ago)

Shop local, get rewards

Castle Rock’s latest stimulus plan has created a buzz among pennywise consumers and business owners who are eager to climb out from the depths of a dismal sales year. (24 mins ago)

Shop local, get rewards

Castle Rock’s latest stimulus plan has created a buzz among pennywise consumers and business owners who are eager to climb out from the depths of a dismal sales year. (24 mins ago)

question of the week

TORONTO – Banks have played the unenviable role of culprit in the current global recession, taking a fair share of the blame for the subprime mortgage crisis in the U.S. and the subsequent financial meltdown – but you wouldn’t know it in Canada. (47 mins ago)

Students flock to risky? loans for college

An increasing number of college students are turning to private loans’one of the riskiest ways to pay for schooling, according to an education organization that compared them to credit-card debt. (2 secs ago)

From Credit Crisis To Credit Cards

The credit crisis that cost Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce more than $10-billion in writedowns over two years has finally abated. In its place, there’s a new problem: credit cards. (1 min ago)

Stay away from extra credit, Goddard warns

PHOENIX Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is warning college students to do their homework before accepting offers from credit card companies. (17 mins ago)

Bernanke to Be Nominated for Second Term as Fed Chief

Aug. 25 — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke , who led the biggest expansion of the central bank’s power in its 95-year history to battle the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, will be nominated to a second term by President Barack Obama . (10 mins ago)

How Destiny would track shoppers at Carousel Center expansion

Syracuse, NY — Hidden in a secret location deep inside the Carousel Center mall is what Destiny USA officials believe is the future of the retail industry. (13 mins ago)

Business Column: Punishing those who make it tick

Are there actual people working at credit card or insurance companies, or is corporate America all computer automated? (42 mins ago)