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$500 Twitter Giveaway: How would you support the troops?

$500 Twitter Giveaway: How would you support the troops?

I'm back with another giveaway for all you Tweeps! If you haven't signed up for Twitter yet, get on it! We're going to have lots of AMAZING giveaways this summer. This time we'd like to take out some time to think about our troops - and we want to know how you would thank them for all they do. So, this week's question is simple: If we give you $500, how will you use it to support the troops? All you have to do is follow us on Twitter and tell us why you deserve the $500 by 10am on Tuesday, May 31, 2011! In order to enter, you must use the following hashtag so we can find your tweet: #QLCash We know it’s only 140 characters, but be creative with your tweet! Want to make a video or send us a picture? That’s fine – just make sure the link fits into your 140 character tweet! And, only 1 entry per person, so think about it before you tweet it. The official rules are below, but if you’ve got questions, leave us a comment or….ask me on Twitter! Good luck!   Best Tweet Giveaway #2 Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by or associated with Twitter. 1. Eligibility: The Best Tweet Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States…

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Increased Demand for Government Debt Continues – Market Update

Increased Demand for Government Debt Continues – Market Update

Bonds had their second weekly gain yesterday as debt problems in Europe and slowing growth in the U.S. economy increased demand for government debt. Today, Treasuries and mortgage bonds have retreated off yesterday's highs as some inflation measures showed an increase, as expected. However, these inflation measures remain low relative to historical standards.

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U.S. Economy Grew Slower Than Expected Last Quarter – Market Update

U.S. Economy Grew Slower Than Expected Last Quarter – Market Update

Yesterday's 5-year auction drew very strong demand which helps boost mortgage bonds, however, strength in equities offset this as the market shifted away from risk aversion. Today, Treasuries and mortgage bonds are slightly higher from yesterday's close after a report showed that the U.S. economy grew slower last quarter than initially estimated.

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