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**FILE** The Payday Loans store in Springfield, Ill., is open for business in this file photo from June 21, 2006. The Republican-led Ohio House plans Wednesday, April 30, 2008, to approve the toughest cap on the storefront payday lending industry in the nation, capping interest rates on such loans at a stunning 28 percent. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)


Paying off credit card debt is one of the most common New Years resolutions, and for good reason. Credit card interest is expensive, and making only the minimum payments on a substantial credit card balance could mean that it wont be fully paid off for decades.

Oklahoma City police are looking for two men suspected of stealing credit cards and other items in a burglary and then using them at an area business.

Police said they investigated two burglaries on Jan. 7 on Hogback Road in northeast Oklahoma City. According to police, those cards were then used at the Wal-Mart at I-240 at Santa Fe.

Surveillance video captured the suspects walking into the store. If you recognize either men, you are asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 405-235-7300.

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The search is on for a man who Moore police say is using a device to steal credit card numbers from customers at metro gas stations, and then start racking up charges.

Turns out, the same device used to swipe your card, could be making a copy of it. Police said thats what they believe one man is doing, and hes still at it.

Theyre hoping someone recognizes him in surveillance photos.

Meanwhile, while youre at the pump police want you to keep an eye out. They said the suspected thief has his eye on your bank card, especially at area gas stations.

“He continues to use the numbers, so as far as how many numbers he has, its really...

A three-year winning streak for sales of previously owned homes in the US ended in 2014 as some investors stepped out of the market and first-time buyers failed to fill the void.

Purchases totaled 4.93 million last year, down 3.1 percent from the 5.09 million houses sold in 2013, figures from the National Association of Realtors showed Friday in Washington.

The share of American homebuyers making their first purchase dropped in 2014 to its lowest level in almost three decades, according to the Realtors group. At the same time, employment gains, growing consumer confidence, mortgage rates at historically low levels and government efforts to lower purchasing costs probably will...

My Money Service is pleased to announce that during the month of January we are determined to help our customers with tax and savings tips. Saving can be a primary way for families to plan for a better financial 2015.

January 17, 2015 (PR Carbon) – Planning ahead can help you increase savings this year. My Money Service is expanding its service to help more people with more payday loans and cash advances. Knowing where your money goes can be a key planning issue to help to increase your savings.

This New Year many people are preparing their taxes for a good return and we wanted to offer our customers great tax and savings tips to help them this tax season. Here is a partial...

A visitor looks at a car on display at a Toyota showroom in Tokyo on February 4, 2014. Photo: IC

Toyota kept its title as the worlds biggest automaker on Wednesday as it announced record sales of 10.23 million vehicles last year, outpacing General Motors and Volkswagen (VW), but a shaky outlook for 2015 could see it lose the crown to its German rival.

The worldwide annual sales figure beat VW, which logged sales of 10.14 million vehicles, and US-based GM, which said it sold 9.92 million cars last year.

But Toyota also said sales would decline this year to an expected 10.15 million vehicles, as demand falls off in its home market.

That will...

Individual funding portfolio in Audi Bank in Egypt has reached EGP 2.4bn at the end of December 2014.

General Manager of Audi Bank Egypt Mohamed Abbas Fayed said that the volume of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) portfolio has reached EGP 160m, noting that the bank aims to increase the portfolio funding to EGP 400m by the end of 2015.

Fayed further added that the bank aims to introduce new services in the Islamic banking sector that are to be introduced by the first half of the current fiscal year.

Bank Audi has started its activities in the Egyptian market in 2006 and it has succeeded in increasing its capital from $100m in 2000 to $300m in 2014.

When unexpected costs arise before tax returns come in, workers are faced with a dilemma and many workers turn to predatory payday loans to make ends meet. These loans which can carry hidden fees and can have annual interest rates more than 500 percent often trap borrowers in a cycle of debt. There are more payday lending stores in the United States than there are McDonalds and Starbucks combined. These operations are thriving at the expense of low-income Americans.

Come tax time, many of these same Americans have money waiting for them in the US Treasury through the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), one of the most effective anti-poverty programs working to help Americans today....

Local not-for-profit agencies had been warned that county funding for provided services would drop this year. They just didnt know exactly how much until last week.

The Bartholomew County Council had set a goal of reducing funding to agencies by 10 percent during its annual budget process. Four of six agencies had funding cut exactly that much and one agency survived with a 5 percent cut.

But funding for the Mill Race Center fell far short of last year, with a 60 percent year-over-year drop, from $5,000 in 2014 to $2,000 for this year.

That wasnt a surprise to Mill Race Center officials, who were told by the county council last summer to anticipate...