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Where Big Banks Rule (and Where They Don't)

The New York Times has a nice graphic showing which parts of the country favor small banks and which favor large banks. Any bank with more...


The New York Times has a nice graphic showing which parts of the country favor small banks and which favor large banks. Any bank with more than $65 billion in assets counts as "large" here, and that includes most of the national banks you've heard of: Citigroup, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo, among others.Why is this relevant? Well, big banks take more of your money in fees, and tend to take bigger risks. There's a campaign underway called Move Your Money that has more information and tips if you want to make the switch to a smaller bank.
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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual acts in the first degree in New York City.

The jury was unanimous in its convictions as well as two not-guilty verdicts on predatory sexual assault charges involving actress Annabella Sciorra.

The Miramax co-founder may spend the rest of his natural life behind bars.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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A two-minute television ad from New Zealand is a gut punch to dog lovers who smoke cigarettes. "Quit for Your Pets" focuses on how second-hand smoke doesn't just affect other humans, but our pets as well.

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