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January 21, 2010 4:45 PM

Tough economy expected to spark surge in tax refund loans

Liberty Tax Service, the nation's fastest-growing tax preparation chain, reports that sales of refund loans already are running 10 percent ahead of last season. But are the loans a good deal? They're very profitable for the companies that make them, but consumers may be better served to avoid the fees and wait the 10 days for their refund from the government.

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