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By Sean A. Kelly

The number of citizens that are struggling with debt issues has been on the rise over the last couple of years, largely due to the difficult economic condition. To combat rising living costs, many people end up accumulating more debts (in the shape of loans) to cope with rising expenditures. Those that have ARM mortgage loans experienced an increase in monthly repayment amounts for their home loans as the interest rates of their loans went up. The number of credit-card related debtors has also elevated in the last couple of years as more people resorted to credit cards to seek an answer for their financial shortcomings. At the end of the day, we witness a large number of citizens unable to service their credit accounts, and quite a number have resorted to bankruptcy to put an end to their debt woes. If you are one of those in this predicament, rather than opting for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you might want to consider a debt settlement solution to eliminate all your debts. One of the most effective and renowned company in existence today when it comes to debt negotiations and settlement, is Freedom Debt Relief.

Freedom Debt Relief is a debt resolution and settlement firm that is headquartered in San Mateo, California. Founded in 2002 by two Stanford School of Business alumni Andrew Housser and Bardford Stroh, the firm has the mission of overcoming consumer debt issues through effective negotiation and settlement strategies. Freedom has helped more than 40,000 clients overcome their debt problems in approximately eight years, and that translates to approximately 5,000 clients per year. Freedom is part of the Better Business Bureau, which guarantees the fact that the company is legitimate and is not a scam. Considered as one of the largest debt relief and settlement firms in the country, Freedom settles more than $100 million in client debts and manages more than $1 billion in consumer debts annually. The firm is also part of The Association of Settlement Companies (TASC), making it a well-revered player in the field of debt settlement.

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This award winning firm, works by first understanding the financial situation of its clients, and proceeds to negotiate with the lenders of the clients, with regards to obtaining lower interest rates for the loans that the clients have taken. Freedom also negotiates for discounts and reductions on the principal amount, arguing the point of choosing debt settlement with a lower settlement, over bankruptcy that would be a losing solution to both parties. If you opt for Freedom Debt Relief to manage your debts for you, you could look forward to a drastic reduction in your monthly repayment amounts, sometimes even up to 50% less than what you are paying currently. You would then make your monthly payments to the firm that would distribute the amount to your lenders.

Generally, it would take an average three years for you to complete a debt settlement program with Freedom. It would nevertheless impact your credit score slightly, and you would have a note in your credit report that you have opted for a debt settlement program to eliminate your debts. However looking at the bright side, at the end of the program tenure, you would emerge debt free, as debt settlement is probably the most effective and quickest way to settle your debts. And it also helps you to avoid bankruptcy, something that Freedom Debt Relief emphasizes on.

If you ask me, a slight credit hit is something that I would rather swallow rather than to sink further in debts that continues to accumulate over the years. And if you are considering debt settlement, Freedom Debt Relief is probably one of the best options available today for citizens of the nation.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thirteen people have died in Russia after two accidents, one with an airplane and one with a helicopter.

An Antonov An-12 cargo airplane crashed early Sunday morning in the Moscow airport Domodedovo, leaving no survivors. According to a spokesperson of the Ministry of Emergencies, the airplane “fell four kilometres (2.5 miles) from the runway and caught fire. There were eight people on board, including crew and passengers.” Five crewmembers and three passengers were on their way from Moscow to the cities Bratsk and Omsk, in Siberia.

On Saturday, 5 others died, among whom two were children, in the crash of a private helicopter in the Udmurtia Republic, near the Ural mountains. A spokesperson for the Russian aviation agency Rosaviation explained that the helicopter hit power cables and consequently fell into a local water reservoir, and sank.

Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

Hundreds of thousands rally in Australia against IR legislation

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

People rallied in 300 locations across Australia today to protest the Federal Government’s proposed changes to industrial relations laws, WorkChoices. According to police, around 150,000 people congregated in Melbourne, from where speeches were broadcast throughout the country. In Sydney, thirty thousand gathered in Belmore Park and Martin Place to watch the broadcast before marching to Chifley Square.

Sharan Burrow, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), said that under the changes many working conditions would be under threat, including “penalty rates, public holidays, overtime pay, control over rostered hours, shift penalties, even 4 weeks annual leave.” The government has claimed, despite various expert assesment to the contrary, and opposition from major Australian religious and charity organisations and some concern from its own backbench, that the IR changes will improve the economy and ultimately benefit workers, and dismissed the protests as having “little effect”.

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NHL: Penguins to remain in Pittsburgh

NHL: Penguins to remain in Pittsburgh

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell announced Tuesday morning that a deal had been struck between state and local officials and the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey franchise. The Penguins organization will formally announce the deal tonight, prior to the Penguins game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Mellon Arena. The deal will ensure that the Penguins will remain in the city with a 30 year lease on a new arena to be built in downtown Pittsburgh. The framework of the deal was constructed in an emergency meeting last Thursday in Philadelphia, when both government and franchise officials indicated that progress had been made, with the details laid out over the weekend. With the new deal, the Penguins organization would be expected to pay $3.8 million per year, as well as $7.5 million per year from both Don Barden, owner of Majestic Star Casino, and the state economic development fund. The Penguins organization has also been given the option of building a parking garage on property of the Pittsburgh Sports Authority between Centre and Fifth avenues, by contributing $500,000 per year.

The new arena is expected to cost approximately $290 million, and should be completed and ready to host hockey games by 2009. The Penguins will sign a temporary lease to keep the team at Mellon Arena until the new building is finished.

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Several groups seek to purchase Saturn auto brand

Several groups seek to purchase Saturn auto brand

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Penske Automotive Group, Inc., an Ohio-based investment group and Telesto Ventures have indicated separately that they are interested in purchasing the Saturn auto brand from General Motors (GM).

According to The Wall Street Journal, Nissan-Renault is interested in purchasing Saturn. Bloomberg, however, indicated that Nissan-Renault may be a partner of Penske’s potential bid. If Penske acquired the brand, they would distribute Saturn vehicles and outsource the assembly.

GM revealed that the Saturn brand along with Saab and Hummer were up for sale when unveiling their restructuring plans to Congress for governmental loans. While the Pontiac brand was originally to be a niche brand, GM had changed their plans recently and decided to eliminate the brand.

Telesto Ventures is an investment group that includes private equity firm Black Oak Partners LLC of Oklahoma City and several Saturn dealerships. Initially, Telesto will purchase Saturn branded cars from GM then act as a general retailer for foreign brands. Telesto is in talks with several foreign manufacturers.

The Ohio group includes many former senior auto company managers plus private financial backers, chemists and engineers who live in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Florida. This group plans to initially purchase cars from GM then purchase existing but closed plants due to automaker restructuring. Additionally, one of the partners indicated a willingness to accept some “legacy” cost in relation to the United Auto Workers. The Ohio group is also pursuing possible loans or other support from national and state governments.

GM is reviewing several offers for Saturn. GM has contracted with S.J. Girsky & Co. to advise them on the sale.

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Wikinews interviews You-peng Wang of Taipei Electrical Commercial Association

Wikinews interviews You-peng Wang of Taipei Electrical Commercial Association

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Besides becoming a political stomping ground for the Pan-Green and Pan-Blue coalitions, there are other changes from past years of Taipei Audio Video Fair (TAVF). With those changes in mind, Wikinews reporter Rico Shen interviewed You-peng Wang, chairman of the Taipei Electrical Commercial Association (TECA), the main organizer of TAVF, about the 60th year anniversary of TECA and the changes to the show.

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You should be able to find the top rated travel agencies online which can fulfil your expectations. If you do not want the travel agency to take up all the services on your behalf, there are many agencies which provide offers based on self-service plans. There should be a best site for travel deals available to make the whole experience more economic. Depending on the type of travelling you will be undertaking, there should be several kinds of online agencies at your disposal. Some specialize in travel packages and yet others have the offer of la carte menu.

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Controversial medical center demolished in Buffalo, New York

Controversial medical center demolished in Buffalo, New York

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

A medical center, once the site of intense controversy over abortion in the 1990s, which has been vacant for nearly 10 years, was imploded in Buffalo, New York at 6:00 a.m. [eastern time] today.

Several streets in about a 2 block radius were shut down until the implosion occurred and the dust settled. At least 200 people watched in nearby parking lots and on rooftops of buildings to get a good look at the implosion.

The ground and the walls of buildings shook as the dynamite detonated and a brief shock wave could be felt as far as 1 1/2 blocks away. Witnesses even reported small pieces of bricks and concrete falling out of some buildings, but no one was injured.

The building, owned by Kaleida Health, once housed several medical offices, including an abortion clinic. Hundreds of people protested about the abortions outside the center during the Spring of Life Movement in 1992, but other medical procedures and treatments were also part of the center’s services. It was built in 1965 and was 14 floors tall.

Kaleida Health had the building imploded so that the current Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus can be expanded. Several other major medical facilities are also in the same area including Roswell Cancer Institute and Buffalo General Hospital.

“This implosion of 50 High Street will continue the explosion of growth on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. This event will ensure future opportunity for investment, development and growth,” said the CEO and President of Kaleida Health in a statement on Thursday.


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