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Regulators Warn Banks On Direct-Deposit Loans

Regulators are warning some of the nation's largest banks to stop offering loans that are hard to distinguish from those given out by storefront payday lenders. The banks have been offering high-interest-rate, short-term loans to customers with direct deposit as an advance on their paychecks.

Spain To Unveil Economic Overhaul Plan

Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.

The Lollipop War

Candy makers and sugar farmers have been fighting for years in Congress. The sugar farmers are winning.

Can You Hear Me Now? Cellphone Satellites Phone Home

Never mind the big-budget NASA satellites. A team of young engineers has tricked out a few off-the-shelf cellphones and sent them to space. The smartphones are already above us, sending images and data back to ham radio operators on Earth.

Google Agrees To Change Display Of Search Results In Europe

Among other things, the tech giant says it will more clearly label results from its own services and more prominently display competitors' results.

Anger Rises Along With Death Toll At Bangladesh Factory

More than 200 have died and hundreds more are trapped beneath rubble at the site of the garment factory collapse near the capital, Dhaka.

Virgin America Offers Seat-To-Seat Service

The service is available on all of its U.S. flights. It allows passengers to send unsolicited treats to fellow travelers at the touch of a button.