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How to Apply for Federal Home Improvement Grants

Your home is in dire need of renovations, and you would like to apply for a federal home improvement grant. Learn about how to apply for a federal home improvement grant in this article.

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  • 10 Most Important U.S. Supreme Court Cases for Journalists

    10 Most Important U.S. Supreme Court Cases for Journalists

    The founding fathers felt that the press had a special job -- so special that they gave journalists the freedom to do their work. The Supreme Court has since expanded to include other liberties, but there have been some growing pains along the way. See more »

  • 10 Overturned Supreme Court Cases

    10 Overturned Supreme Court Cases

    The Supreme Court may be the highest court in the land, but it can admit that it's wrong sometimes. It doesn't happen often, but here are 10 Supreme Court cases that were overturned. See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: Class-action Lawsuits

    Fact or Fiction: Class-action Lawsuits

    Class-action lawsuits can efficiently deliver justice to a large group of people. Critics deride them as nothing but nuisances dreamed up by greedy attorneys. See if you can separate the fact and fiction of class actions by taking our quiz. See more »

  • How Bail Works

    How Bail Works

    We hope you'll never need to know the ins-and-outs of getting out of jail. Bail allows people to leave jail and continue their lives while awaiting trial. How does the bail system work? See more »

  • How can the U.S. government sue a business?

    How can the U.S. government sue a business?

    Every now and then we read about the government going after a corporation for some crime. How do they decide who to prosecute and why? See more »

  • How Class Action Lawsuits Work

    How Class Action Lawsuits Work

    Everyone loves the underdog -- until the underdog fights back, that is. But what happens when a bunch of them decide to take on the big Kahuna? In the legal world, that's what happens when a class action lawsuit is filed. See more »

  • How Insider Trading Works

    How Insider Trading Works

    Insider trading has a notorious and unsavory reputation, but few people know that it's a legal -- but tightly regulated -- act that takes place every single day. When does insider trading cross the line into illegal territory? See more »

  • How Patents Work

    How Patents Work

    The inventor's best friend (or worst enemy) is the patent system: If you're the first to come up with an idea, it's yours. But, if somebody beat you to it, it's back to the drawing board. Learn about patents. See more »

  • What if I removed the tag from my mattress?

    What if I removed the tag from my mattress?

    Most of us have heard that we're not supposed to remove the tags from our mattresses or pillows because it violates some kind of law. What's the big deal? See more »

  • What's the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection?

    What's the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection?

    A common consumer reaction to American bank bailouts in 2008 and 2009 was, "Where's my bailout?" The Wall Street reform bill signed into law in July 2010 doesn't bail out strapped citizens, but it does provide some additional consumer protections. See more »

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