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Is Leasing Your Best Option?

Car

Most car buyers are familiar with the process of buying a new vehicle. However, most people are clueless when it comes to leasing a new car. The following will help you compare leasing and buying to help determine which meets your needs. Leasing offers an attractive alternative for people who like to drive a newer car for a lower monthly paymen... more

Tactical Fitness with Stew Smith: Peaking in the PT Pyramid

Army PT on a track.

Hi Stew, What's the best way to increase your PT pyramid score? I've been able to do up to 10 and back down to one. I've also done one up to 15, but I've needed someone to hold my feet after I hit 10. Would it be better to do the pyramid by going up by increments of one every day or two? So on Monday I’d progress to 10 and come down, then o... more

Ukraine Rebels Claim New Key Victory is Within Grasp

Wreaths are placed on the graves of victims of Saturday's shelling after a funeral in Mariupol, Ukraine, Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

DONETSK, Ukraine  — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory. Eduard Basurin, the deputy commander of the separatist forces, said the highway linking the town, Debaltseve, to other gover... more

Why Some Veterans aren't Using VA Backed Loans

Discussing finances

If you're looking for proof of the success of VA loans, know that there are 22 million veterans in the United States, and 21 million VA home loans. Furthermore, in the past few years total VA home loan use has jumped from $24 billion to $124 billion. There are many benefits to using VA-backed loans including lower interest rates, acceptance ... more

Ventura Won't See 'American Sniper'; Says Kyle is No Hero

Jesse Ventura

MINNEAPOLIS  — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether ... more

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