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Sun February 24, 2008
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(CNN)
 
 
 
One of first five people to work for Microsoft leaves 65 million dollars to AIDS charity
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(57)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Former UAW boss Douglas Fraser dead. His funeral is expected to take twice as many pall bearers, cost twice as much, and drive the funeral business into bankruptcy
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(14)
 
(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
 
 
 
Banks and mortgage companies, eager to dump a glut of abandoned foreclosure houses, are selling them for pennies on the dollar in "as is" condition to people with bad credit. What could possibly go wrong?
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(24)
 
(CBS4.com)
 
 
 
The state's largest private insurer has announced that it will no longer write homeowner's policies in Florida
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(39)
 
(Toronto Star)
 
 
 
Canada's largest cell provider will not create an unlimited voice plan because "it is best for the consumer"
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(42)
 
(SFGate)
 
 
 
NAFTA trade policies are giving old gas-guzzling American cars a new life in Mexico
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(13)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Overall credit card debt grew by 315 percent from 1989 to 2006. Last year $2.2 trillion was racked up on plastic. American consumers respond: "LALALALALA I can't hear you. Ooooh.. a shiny new toy, let's buy that."
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(42)
 
(JSOnline)
 
 
 
Famous Dave's BBQ founder to open resort. Amenities include a 400 room hotel, wine tastings, 100 ft. bbq sauce slide
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(11)
 
(Fark)
 
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"Totalfark made me the artist I am. Before TF, I was sane. And could still wear normal glasses" -Vincent van Gogh
 
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
Sprint may join AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon in offering an umlmited calling plan. Bonus: It'll be discounted as much as 40%, causing a price war
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(24)
 


Sat February 23, 2008
(Some Fatty)
 
 
 
Why does a Big Mac cost less than a salad, when it's actually more expensive to eat? Here comes the science
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(43)
 
(Washington Post)
 
 
 
US Post Office planning to track who sends mail to whom. All five people who still use snail mail outraged
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(35)
 
(Financial Times)
 
 
 
If you have an offshore account at a Liechtenstein bank, you just got punk'd
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(11)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Not only did banks grant mortgages to people who couldn't afford them, but now they're increasingly unable to foreclose because they've lost the paperwork proving they own the loans
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(43)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Founder of the company that makes Enzyte could be facing 20 years of research on natural male enhancement. Smiling Bob approves
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(131)
 


Fri February 22, 2008
(KING5.com)
 
 
 
Gas prices rise on news that it's almost not winter
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(18)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Ryanair to shut down its website and call center. Now THAT'S no frills
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(14)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
When patents for a product expire, normally the price goes down. Unless, of course, we're talking about the pharmaceutical industry
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(29)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
"Ethical" investment funds only of value to clever marketers. Greed is good
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(24)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
GPS-breathalizer combo to be released in Europe. TomTom Collins?
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(19)
 
(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
1980s: OH NOES1 Our cities are turning into war-zones because of white flight. 2000s: ZOMFG1 Our crappy McMansion subdevelopments are turning into slums now that people are moving back into cities in order to live like human beings
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(129)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
In another stunningly brilliant move, MBIA withdraws from the Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers. Releases a statement saying, basically "Screw you guys. We're doing our own thing."
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(30)
 
(Abc.net.au)
 
 
 
Caltex Australia profits up 39% to $646M AUD. Executives look up briefly, cackle, get back to counting their money
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(2)
 


Thu February 21, 2008
(Reuters)
 
 
 
In another sign of how great the U.S. economy is doing, Vallejo, California considers filing for bankruptcy. Yes, the entire city
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(35)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Starbucks cuts a latte jobs. Apparently, $45 cups of coffee aren't big sellers in a weak economy
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(26)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Google to start displaying ads in web videos. Coming soon: Loose Change, brought to you by the US Army
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(25)
 
(AP)
 
 
 
Old crisis: Mortgage. New crisis: Student loan
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(51)
 
(CBS4.com)
 
 
 
"Foreclosure Funk" for Florida... George Clinton seen warming up
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(10)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Apparently that so-called eBay boycott that was happening this week worked as eBay cuts prices
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(46)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Even Rwanda's economy is going to grow faster than United States' in 2008
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(42)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
Boone Pickens expects oil to drop $10-$15 a barrel in q2. However, it will rise above $100 in the second half of 2008. Also expects OSU to finish 4th in the big 12
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(15)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Oil hits record $101 per barrel on news that: A) Linsday Lohan's boobies are real, B) werewolves rampaged through Manhattan during the lunar eclipse, or C) the Hoff still rocks it as Knight Rider
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(97)
 
(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Facebook traffic figures drop for the first time, as users tire of endless rounds of pokes, vampire bites and pirates vs. ninjas
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(36)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
UK firm about to buy database company that helped Bush steal Florida in 2000
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(15)
 
(WorldNetDaily)
 
 
 
Not even Californians want to live in California
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(75)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Uncle Ben lives in a beautiful fantasy world where interest rates stay low for a time, then magically rise as the invisible U.S. manufacturing sector awakens. The drugs he is smoking, pass them to the right
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(19)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Many people over 50 "dream" of a new career, especially one that involves getting paid for lawn upkeep and keeping the little bastards with they baggy pants and their shouty music off it
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Wed February 20, 2008
(Detroit Free Press)
 
 
 
Good: Detroit's Big 3 about to go on the largest local hiring spree in recent years. Bad (for workers): The jobs will pay a whopping $14 an hour, about half of what autoworkers used to make. Pensions and health care surrender
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(87)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Hot on the heels of the Sharper Image bankruptcy announcement, Lillian Vernon files Chapter 11. Purveyor of Chinese crap bankruptcy trifecta now in play
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(20)
 
(Mediapost)
 
 
 
Absolut changes iconic advertising featuring bottle. Now they seem to want you to fark their vodka, or something
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(30)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Toyota unveils first new sedan designed under cost-cutting scheme. Basically, it's a Ford
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(29)
 
(Contact Music)
 
 
 
What's cooler than being cool? Andre 3000's new clothing line
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(25)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Stocks turn positive after pullout, which we all know means the economy is still knocked up
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(4)
 
(USA Today)
 
 
 
Less than two weeks ago, future traders were talking about the price of a barrel of oil falling into the $70 range. Now, they are talking about a $110 barrel of oil. Rampant speculation FTW
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(26)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Fed lowers economic forecast from "Doomed" to "Get your money into Canadian banks now" Eh?
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(64)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Sharper Image files the cleanest, purest Chapter 11 bankruptcy of all time
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(33)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Heineken stock drops seven percent on news that Drew is switching to Bud Light
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(19)
 
(Fox News)
 
 
 
Writers strike cost L.A. economy $2.5 billion, three hours of quality television
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(14)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Old and busted: Defaulting on subprime loan after it resets. New hotness: Defaulting during introductory, low-rate period
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(34)
 


Tue February 19, 2008
(U.S. News and World Report)
 
 
 
Fat chicks offended by Starbucks' new "skinny" drinks
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(84)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Since people can no longer use their homes as ATMs, now they're starting to drain their 401(k)s
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(94)
 
(Komo)
 
 
 
Ebay sellers begin week long boycott. Boycott signs available to highest bidder
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(33)
 
(Orlando Sentinel)
 
 
 
Precious little snowflakes can now visit the Kids Spa while vacationing at Disney World, don't miss the Hanna Montana facials
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(20)
 
(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Drinkers will pay a carbon tax to enjoy Foster's new beer
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(11)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
Warren Buffett: "You know, if I'm playing bridge and a naked woman walks by, I don't ever see her"
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(28)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Fujifilm to start making Tamiflu, the only drug that fights the bird flu. No reason, just felt like doing something different
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(15)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Monkey magic sweetens Cadbury chocolate... you always wondered what the secret ingredient was
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(14)
 
(CBC)
 
 
 
Oil tops $100 a barrel on news of Pink's divorce
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(26)
 
(USA Today)
 
 
 
Credit Suisse announces $2.85 billion in write-downs after admitting their traders don't possess basic math skills
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(4)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
MBIA CEO steps down after his bold but risky "throw the money out the window" strategy fails to pay off
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(3)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Martha Stewart to buy Emeril Lagasse's media properties. Bam
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(17)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
General Mills raises earnings forecasts on news that nobody eats all the extra junk in the "balanced breakfast" they have to show in their commercials
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(14)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
HD DVD prior to cancellation: "Our install base is over one million." Toshiba at press conference: "Our install base is 730K, nearly half of which is Xbox 360 add-ons"
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(94)
 
(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Wall Street banks are bracing for another wave of multibillion-dollar losses as the crisis that began with subprime mortgages spreads through the credit markets
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(13)
 
(ZDNet)
 
 
 
Microsoft announces a new plan to win back the hearts and minds of young people blinded by those false gods, Google and Apple: Free development tools for students
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(46)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
The addition of crappy computers too slow to run anything and flat-panel televisions made by legless children in Outer Bumfarkistan has raised Wal-Mart's net income by $3.43 a share
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(10)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
Baidu.com reported a better-than-expected 79 percent surge in q4 profit, [something clever here]
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(7)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Microsoft may succeed in fighting off rival suitors for Yahoo because they can't offer as much to Yahoo's shareholders. Suck it, Google
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(7)
 
(The Earth Times)
 
 
 
Oil jumps above $98 a barrel on news that zombie Castro has resigned
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(1)
 
(LA Times)
 
 
 
Price of platinum continues to set new records. Chinese gold farmers seen trying to find South Africa zone in "World of Warcraft"
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(18)
 
(Moneyweb)
 
 
 
Hoaxer who keeps insinuating himself into corporate conference calls prompts Coca-Cola to create a top-secret conference-call password: "Diet Coke"
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(8)
 
(Financial Times)
 
 
 
Tea set to hit highest price in history this year on news that oil just isn't pulling its weight
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(10)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
As foreclosures mount up into the millions, the housing industry is running ads that say, "There has never been a better time to buy a home. Home values nearly double every 10 years..." O RLY?
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(43)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Banks have "quietly" borrowed $50 billion from the Fed in the past six weeks
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(38)
 


Mon February 18, 2008
(Cleveland Plain Dealer)
 
 
 
Even before the ink on the stimulus package is dry, merchants are angling for your check
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(26)
 
(Orlando Sentinel)
 
 
 
Orlando CBS station to local cable company: "Pay us if you want to continue showing our programming." Cable company to station: "Suck it"
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(35)
 
(Some Happy Craft Brewer)
 
 
 
Jim Koch, owner of Sam Adams Beer, doing his part to help craft brewers acquire hops during the current worldwide shortage
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(270)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Exxon Mobil running out of oil reserves, considers making peace in Iraq or Venezuela
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(21)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Hey, you got your four-hour musical in my comprehensive merchandising strategy! No, you got your comprehensive merchandising strategy in my four-hour musical! Disney buys Indian entertainment company
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(3)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
As cheap credit becomes a thing of the past and people can't use their home as an ATM anymore, Americans are realizing their paychecks have not risen in five years. Economic distraction accomplished
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(116)
 
(Stuff.co.nz)
 
 
 
Group of Vancouver sex workers wins right to incorporate themselves. That's a novel way of putting it
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(71)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Iron ore prices increase 65 percent in a year to nearly $80 per tonne upon news that the ninja states agree to pay additional millions to the Brazilians. If only there was some humorous word to convey this cost increase
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(20)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Your foreclosed home is good for something after all: "Many homeless people see the foreclosure crisis as an opportunity to find low-cost housing with some privacy"
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(21)
 

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