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Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Most people still don't understand a thing about their credit score, and it's costing them big time

Finance
Credit scores greatly impact a consumer's financial moves — and how much they'll pay along the way — yet many don't even know how the rating works. Around 40 percent believe, incorrectly, that age and marital status play a role in their three-digit score, according to the Consumer Federation of America's credit card survey, which included interviews with some 1,000 people from May 31 to June 3 of this year. Only around 20 percent of people fully realize how a low credit score can bring on heftier interest-rate charges. Specifically, that borrowers with a low score can pay about $ 5,000 more on a $ 20,000, 60-mont...
David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

David Dimbleby to leave Question Time

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device David Dimbleby is to leave Question Time after 25 years on the BBC's flagship political programme.The presenter, who will leave the show at the end of the year, said it was "the right moment to leave".The 79-year-old, who has chaired the show since 1994, insisted he was "not giving up broadcasting" but planned "to return to my first love: reporting".BBC director general Tony Hall called him "a titan in British broadcasting" and a "champion of the public".Dimbleby, who began his broadcasting career more than 57 years ago, is the longest-serving presenter of Question Time.In addition, he has been the BBC's anchorman for all general elections since 1979, as well as the chief commentator for many state ...
Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Finance
Media and telecommunications stocks shot higher in aftermarket trading Tuesday after a federal judge ruled in AT&T's favor on its $ 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Time Warner shares traded more than 5 percent higher in aftermarket trading. The widely anticipated ruling comes amid pent up interest in forging combinations across the entertainment and communications industries. CNBC's parent company, Comcast, has been eyeing a $ 60 billion offer for the Twenty-First Century Fox studio and production assets that are currently part of a deal with Disney. ...
Frequent screening may not increase survival time for prostate cancer patients

Frequent screening may not increase survival time for prostate cancer patients

Health
June 4 (UPI) -- Frequent prostate screening was not associated with improved survival among patients after treatment, researchers report in a newly published study. Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed nearly 10,477 prostate cancer patients from 1,007 sites in the United States between 2005 and 2010. They presented the findings at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago on Friday. The researchers found that survival risk was not significantly different for prostate-specific antigen monitoring every three months when compared with screening once a year. The findings were adjusted for age, race, treatment, comorbidity score, facility type, census track education and income. "This suggests that for prosta...
Two different forms of water isolated for first time

Two different forms of water isolated for first time

Science
Scientists have isolated the two different forms of water molecule for the first time.Water molecules were known to exist as two distinct "isomers", or types, based on their slightly different properties at the atomic level.By separating out the two isomers, researchers were able to show that they behave differently in the way that they undergo chemical reactions.The work appears in Nature Communications.In basic terms, water molecules consist of a single oxygen atom bonded to a pair of hydrogen atoms.However, they can be further subdivided based on a property of the nuclei at the hearts of the hydrogen atoms - their "spin".While they aren't spinning in the sense we would understand, this property of hydrogen nuclei does affect t...