'Gatsby' showings sold out across the country

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by Jane King / Bloomberg

Bloomberg

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Updated Friday, May 10 at 7:50 AM

Some good news if you have your eye on a big ticket item but can't pay for it. Sears is unveiling a lease-to-own program at 900 stores across this week. AP says under the plan, shoppers unable to qualify for credit can lease electronics, appliances, furniture and even mattresses instead.

Chase Bank is accused of robo-signing documents in an attempt to collect credit card debt. California's AG Kamela Harris says the bank took illegal shortcuts as it rushed to obtain judgments against consumers.

How'd you like to be able to get a student loan with an incredibly low interest rate? Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is introducing a bill that would cut the rate on student loans to less than one percent -- the same nice low rate big banks get when they borrow money from the federal government. The current rate on some federal student loans is 3.4 percent. That rate may double in July.

Amazon may be developing a new 3D smartphone. The Wall Street Journal says the screen uses retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float on the screen and appear 3D from all angles.

Critics may not like the new 3D hip-hop take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's love tale, "The Great Gatsby" -- but fans apparently can't wait. Gatsby showings are sold out in at least 27 cities according to Fandango. The Time Warner film is forecast to generate as much as $50 million dollars in domestic ticket sales this weekend.

 

 

 

 

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