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Tue September 23, 2014
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(Engadget)
 
 
 
A test drive of BlackBerry's new $2,000 cellphone. Wait, what?
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(NJ.com)
 
 
 
$38,000 bottle of Balvenie 50-year-old single-malt Scotch whisky on its way to New Jersey restaurant, where for $2,000 a glass, patrons can enjoy it mixed with the fountain drink of their choice
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(Economist)
 
 
 
The Economist says, "Who gives a sh*t about pennies? Let's abolish printed and minted currency altogether"
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(KPHO Phoenix)
 
 
 
Mesa woman disappointed to learn work-at-home scheme she signed up for was just a scam, as was $70K starting salary. "I had so many plans for all this money I was going to be making"
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(Seattle Times)
 
 
 
Airlines cracking down on extreme travelers who spend all weekend in the air on meticulously-crafted "mileage run" itineraries that pile up frequent-flier points on one cheap fare
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Mon September 22, 2014
(Newser)
 
 
 
Starbucks' new beer-flavored latte has no actual beer in it, will still cost you three times as much as actual beer
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
"Such an announcement is not the stuff of a well operated FTSE-100 organization." Well, it *is* Tesco, after all, which managed to make a $400 million accounting error
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
"Fourth down. Seahawks call a timeout. As Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson go over the play on that Apple iPad there, let's acknowledge today's sponsors ... Microsoft Surface, the official tablet used by the NFL"
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(Fortune)
 
 
 
Tesla Model S remembers pothole locations and adjusts to avoid them. Difficulty: Can never be driven in NYC during the winter months
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Study says US hotels don't understand Chinese tourists. 真的哦?真的耶
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(LinkedIn)
 
 
 
After selling 4 million iPhones in one day, Apple just lost the global smartphone war because Google will sell 2 million Android Ones over the next three months
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(ABC)
 
 
 
"I've said it before, I'll say it again: When airlines have money for new paint jobs - and they cost between $30,000 and $150,000 per plane - airlines have money to burn. And when airlines have money, there's not a lot of incentive to lower fares"
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Sun September 21, 2014
(Business Insider)
 
 
 
Here's how we can finally get rid of the American penny once and for all
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(Adweek)
 
 
 
Scotch whisky makers salute "No" vote, which reduces uncertainty of running lucrative business in an independent Scotland. "The future for this sector will remain bright provided there is no further regulation or taxation on the industry"
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Why the new Apple watch will be remembered as the company's greatest failure of nerve
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(WebMD)
 
 
 
Major U.S. food companies to cut 6.4 trillion calories from their products by using healthier ingredients, fewer preservatives, downsizing their packaging by 50%
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(The Detroit_News)
 
 
 
Apparently GM found 221,000 cars that escaped all previous recalls
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Calgary and Ottawa are two most attractive cities among new Canadians. Calgary earns praise for leading in economy and innovation, while Ottawa's government workforce has "helped to incubate creative ideas"
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Leaked internal manual shows 'hard sell' used by laser eye surgery companies. 'Buy a package or we'll blast lasers into your eyes' apparently considered a soft sell
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Sat September 20, 2014
(Electronista)
 
 
 
Patent troll Linex gets their ass handed to them to the tune of $18.6 million by California judge, who used an April SCOTUS ruling allowing for reversal of legal fees when companies sue on a known-baseless claim
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Does your Toyota have a 2GR-FE engine? Well, the "FE" now stands for "fire expected"
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(Stuff.co.nz)
 
 
 
Microsoft makes 2100 employees disappear from their desk top
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(FOX6Now)
 
 
 
Proctor & Gamble assures toothpaste customers that even though the microbeads can get embedded in your gums, can trap bacteria, and can lead to gingivitis, they are still perfectly safe
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(SFGate)
 
 
 
Alibaba's IPO is the largest in US history. Article includes helpful picture of forty thieves
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Fri September 19, 2014
(KSDK St. Louis)
 
 
 
Rher your raise a grass tonight remember trese names... Diageor, Glazer, Major Brands...they're Big Liquor ard they're rat warr
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(Reason Magazine)
 
 
 
"Is the shale revolution a Ponzi Scheme or the end of Peak Oil?" Can't it be both?
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(MSN)
 
 
 
Food companies looking to beef up their profits, add protein to their products
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(Car Magazine (UK))
 
 
 
Lotus plans to chop its workforce by a quarter, eliminating 325 jobs. One can only hope that those were all the guys who worked on the cars' electrical systems
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(Business Insider)
 
 
 
Subby doesn't know if the hipsters will like or dislike the news that a Russian firm is acquiring iconic American brewer Pabst
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Cadillac is set to introduce a "top-end, high-technology car", the most expensive in its line, above the XTS and the STS. Preliminary reports indicate it will called the $T$ and prounounced "Ca-ching"
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(NJ.com)
 
 
 
If you're going to start a family business and expand to eight locations, try to not have them all be in New Jersey. Also, try to not have them all be brothels. Just saying
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(Federal Trade Commission)
 
 
 
Fitness company ordered to pay $3 million by FTC because you can't lose pounds and inches by using an ab glider for three minutes a day
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Marriott blames guests for underpaying their housekeepers
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(Monterey Herald)
 
 
 
14,000 American Airlines customer service agents vote to unionize. In other news, American Airlines has a customer service department
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(Computer & Videogames)
 
 
 
Microsoft thought Minecraft 'was rubbish' before it then decided to pay $2.5 billion for it
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
General Mills' disappointing earnings prove to be a real cereal killer
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Thu September 18, 2014
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Apple's iPhone 6 gets one Chinese license, needs to cut just one more check before sales begin
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(SFGate)
 
 
 
Botto Bistro has one goal: To become the most hated restaurant on Yelp
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(Talking Points Memo)
 
 
 
Turns out that subby and TFA author apparently know the same "formerly rich" guy living in a cardboard box in the park. Small world
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(CNBC)
 
NewsFlash
 
DELETE FROM tblOracleEmployees WHERE strName = 'Larry Ellison' AND strJobTitle ' = 'CEO';
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(Al Jazeera)
 
 
 
Realistically, the only thing most Farkers care about in today's Scottish independence vote is how the whisky makers say a yes vote will affect them and their products, and that $7 billion a year industry is feeling pretty good about going it alone
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(DFW Star-Telegram)
 
 
 
Pier 1 Imports earnings fall 45% after demand for wicker napkin rings slows to a trickle
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(The Hill)
 
 
 
Eric Holder thinks Wall Street bankers at crooked firms deserve a raise
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(Mother Jones)
 
 
 
How the U.S. shamed the Chinese into the fracking business of natural gas
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Seeing the top 10 first-class airline cabins will definitely make you feel like a second class citizen
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
U.S. household income rose $180 last year. Which means the average American is now making $180 a year
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Insurance industry kept awake nights during hurricane season due to the increasing likelihood of their worst nightmare: a $100 billion superstorm that could blow in any day EVERYBODY PANIC
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Alibaba cash could fund small spending spree at Yahoo. Execs looking at maybe a new futon cover, HBO for the fall, upgrade from DSL
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(The Daily Beast)
 
 
 
What California would look like without illegal immigrants. Well, it would have no farms for one
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
First thing to do after buying a new car? A) call your friends, B) proudly take a short drive, or C) take off that dealer license plate frame
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Wed September 17, 2014
(Fortune)
 
 
 
UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers in hopes of finally delivering Xmas packages by mid-January
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
UK jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2008 as more and more citizens are finding employment with ISIS and Al Qaeda
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(Salon)
 
 
 
A look at the real problems facing Olive Garden
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
"Hello? Rolls Royce? Yes, I'd like 30 new Phantoms, please"
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Russian tycoons dismayed that Putin might go after them, after they followed all the unwritten rules and everything
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(Pro Football Talk)
 
 
 
Nike sticking with Adrian Peterson for now, say they hope to be known as the premier athletic shoe with which to discipline children
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(Foodbeast)
 
 
 
Starbucks is testing a new "mini-Frappuccino" which weighs in at ten ounces and will inexplicably cost $5
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(Business Insider)
 
 
 
"And now a word from our top executives, Mr. Soze and Mr. Kobayashi"
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
Walmart: Hey, since we're privatizing all the other functions of government, why not the levying of taxes?
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Clear Channel renames itself iHeartMedia. You can put lipstick on a multi-billion dollar debt, but it's still a multi-billion dollar debt
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
UK inflation rate down to £ 1.5%, which is $ 2.5%, € 47.8%, ¥ 45.56%, ฿ 3.R%, or something. Who can tell?
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(Mental Floss)
 
 
 
In 1964 grocery store managers received a message that this Pop-Tart thingy should in no way be thought of as a breakfast cereal. Now it turns fifty
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Tue September 16, 2014
(Reuters)
 
 
 
PODS storage firm to be sold for $1 billion to buyer, who still has to find a place to put it
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(SacBee)
 
 
 
Serial bankruptcy filer fails again
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(Retail Times (UK))
 
 
 
Krispy Kreme introduces new "Double Hundred Dozen" pack, for those times when you just need 2,400 donuts (pic)
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(ABC 27)
 
 
 
Things are about to get real for tobacco growers
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
RadioShack gets free two-day shipping when the entire company is purchased with Amazon Prime
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Social media bubble bursts
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(New York Daily News)
 
 
 
Another evil bank doing its best to suppress the vote. Wait. Scratch that. Reverse it
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Walmart VP of Communications quits after he was caught lying on his resume, is now weighing offers from Comcast, GM, Congress, and the government of Iraq
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Airlines now spending less on food for passengers than ever before, and the meals and snacks you'll get on an average flight cost just $3.62 per person, assuming you get anything at all
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(Apple Insider)
 
 
 
Pay Pal declares war against Apple Pay in a full page ad in the New York Times, where dozens of potential Apple Pay customers might see it
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(Japan Times)
 
 
 
Overwhelming success of Japanese whisky in world market credited to distilleries' work ethic and high standards. "There is a culture in Japan of not giving up. When we start something, we don't stop ... I guess we're just maniacs"
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