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Sun November 30, 2008
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Yahoo's list of jobs least likely to be outsourced; includes auto mechanic and a bunch of jobs that pay just over minimum wage and no one wants in the first place
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(97)
 
(The New Yorker)
 
 
 
GM forced to continue producing Buicks and Pontiacs at a loss because of state laws protecting dealerships
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(75)
 
(Telegram)
 
 
 
Duke spits
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(4)
 
(Fark)
 
Plug
 
Totalfark: We offend more people before 9am than most people do in a day
 
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
With Tiger no longer endorsing GM, other sport stars are getting worried. Now watch this drive
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(23)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
You'll be pleased to know that AIG is keeping its word and top executives will not be getting any bonuses this year. Of course they WILL be getting multi-million dollar "cash awards" and "retention payments" instead
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(123)
 


Sat November 29, 2008
(Oregon Live)
 
 
 
Gardenburger struggles after temporarily withdrawing its "burger" from market due to off appearance and texture, then getting acquired by Kellogg's
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(44)
 
(SeattlePI)
 
 
 
Black Friday sales up 3% over last year. This is bad news... for doomsayers
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(260)
 
(SFGate)
 
 
 
Yes, you really are that old: the Energizer Bunny debuted on this day 20 years ago
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(29)
 
(BusinessWeek)
 
 
 
Guess who's close to declaring bankruptcy again? Hint: "You're fired."
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(35)
 
(FMQB)
 
 
 
Radio, nearly destroyed from within by corporate mergers and greed, faces worst year since 1954. In other news, there are people still listening to radio
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(67)
 
(Chron)
 
 
 
The good: US companies increasing production of biodiesel. The bad: Most of it is getting exported. The ugly: These companies are getting massive tax breaks
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(25)
 
(SFGate)
 
 
 
♫ There was a peaceful town called Rockridge, where people shopped in harmony. They never had no kind of Wal-Mart, there was no hint of misery ♪
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(48)
 
(9 News)
 
 
 
Nine tips on how to hold on to that job you already have without using knee-pads
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(33)
 


Fri November 28, 2008
(AP)
 
 
 
In what has to be the worst economic casualty of all, Ireland's largest pub-running company has entered bankrupcy protection
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(57)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
You know how people are always like, "Google is the coolest place to work, EVAR?" Turns out 1/3 of its workers are "temporary" and given different job titles every few years so they don't qualify for benefits
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(80)
 
(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
New Mini Cooper convertible gets whopping 10% price jump heading into the Financiapocalypse
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(43)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Specialty brewers may be hurt by economic downturn
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(38)
 
(Lexington Herald Leader)
 
 
 
Kentucky Lottery says people being lucky in 2008 resulted in lower profits, less money for schools
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(12)
 


Thu November 27, 2008
(Detroit Free Press)
 
 
 
Chrysler CEO might drive to DC, ideally in a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T evading the Highway Patrol in every state with the help of a blind black dj
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(165)
 
(Popular Mechanics)
 
 
 
The ten worst cars that damaged GM's reputation. With video goodness and without a slideshow, for once
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(102)
 
(Denver Post)
 
 
 
Ya know how the Big Three CEOs are carpooling to Washington for next week's auto bailout hearing? Just kidding, they're still flying in private jets, but making plans to ensure the public won't be able to track them this time
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(92)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
As Woolworths closes its doors for the last time, a nation reminisces. Mainly about Saturday Girls in tight uniforms
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(40)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Finally, a bright side to the financial crisis: Your gold-digging wife will soon leave you
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(44)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Panasonic cuts annual profit forecast by 39% on news that 98% of consumers thought they went out of business in the late '80s
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(45)
 


Wed November 26, 2008
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Your job was to maintain a safe banking system the last 5 years? That's a promotion
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(16)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
More people visiting food banks for help. "I have a master's degree. I shouldn't have to do this"
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(396)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Citigroup says the world will either suffer extreme inflation or plunge into unspeakable chaos, but either way the value of Mr. T will be up 200%
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(31)
 
(MSN)
 
 
 
Diesel to make a U.S. comeback with BMW leading the charge, begun the diesel wars have
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(28)
 
(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
If you have [bounce] a Circuit City refund check [bounce] in your possession [bounce] they have some bad news [bounce] for you
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(23)
 
(Time)
 
 
 
Just in time for the holidays, FDIC adds 54 more banks to the "naughty list"
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(10)
 
(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
The biggest losers of the economic crisis. Yes, it's a slideshow, but the schadenfreude becomes greater with each click
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(27)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Are you ready for a new Pepsi flavor? How about Pepsi White
source: curiousread.com   |   share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
(61)
 
(Big Picture)
 
 
 
The current bailout package is larger than the Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, moon race, S&L crisis, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War, and NASA. Combined
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(226)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Plastic wishbones have become a million dollar business
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(13)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
In a change of tactics, Fed floods financial system with cash -- much in the same way you'd plug a garbage disposal by throwing marshmallows into it
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(16)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Tiffany's profit drops on news that people don't buy overpriced rocks when they can't afford their homes
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(19)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Financial media finally getting a sense of how dire the economic crisis is: free drinks have been scrapped at Wall Street end-of-year events and replaced with cash bars
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(7)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
America's top CFOs explain that all of your tax dollars are going directly into the pockets of executives and their giant money bins. About $3.50 will be reserved for actual lending
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(28)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Really bad advice of the day: Retirees should consider reverse mortgages
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(35)
 
(CBC)
 
 
 
China cuts interest rates. Also, lead half price, melamine - no charge. Everything must go
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(8)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Faced with falling oil prices, OPEC, unsure whether its members are abiding by the last million-barrel production cut, may soon announce another million-barrel production cut for its members to ignore
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(16)
 
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
McDonalds hikes price of dollar menu cheeseburgers to over a dollar
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(29)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Fed: Yo, consumers. We made credit available. Start shopping. Consumers: [sound of crickets]
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(41)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Blockbuster unveils its new holiday, uh, blockbuster: "Please, please, please rent 25 movies from us and we'll give you the stupid player. Please. Come on, we're dying here."
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(43)
 
(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Porsche delays full Volkswagen takeover "for now", says it was too much fun screwing over all those hedge funds for billions to quit so soon
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(6)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
It's time to stash cash in the mattress. Yesterday's news was Citi getting billions -- now Bank of America may need a giant bailout
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(76)
 


Tue November 25, 2008
(London Times)
 
 
 
Woolworths agrees to sell its music and movie distribution division in hope of avoiding collapse. In related news, Woolworths has a music and movie distribution division
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(19)
 
(Spiegel)
 
 
 
German automakers also in major trouble, and will have a harder time coming back due to labor laws and byzantine union rules that make GM's workers look like gullible chumps
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(68)
 
(Wonkette)
 
 
 
AIG spending its $150 billion in taxpayers' bailout money sending idiotic emails demanding "clarification" from comedy website
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(68)
 
(ABC)
 
 
 
Economy shrinks at fastest pace since 2001, when it went in the ocean in November
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(26)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
"Home prices in record decline" brought to you by Ric Romero. Watch for his next report "The sky is blue."
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(17)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Treasury regulators put together $306 billion rescue in all-night session fueled by Domino's pizza, so it should come as no surprise that they were willing to pay so much money for such toxic, foul-smelling crap
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(75)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
AIG to "pay" CEO $1 *wink* *wink*
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(31)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
Ford CEO passes a note to American consumers in study hall: "GM and Chrysler totally suck. We're the r0xers. XOXO Alan. P.S. wanna go steady?"
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(59)
 
(Media Buyer/Planner)
 
 
 
Half of terrestrial radio has only three years to live, enabling the remaining stations to reduce their playlists to "Sussudio" and the EAS signal
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(130)
 
(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
Now that Citigroup has been saved (for this week, at least), the next ridiculously large Treasury bailout will go to *cuts live bat open, studies entrails* J P Morgan Chase
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(22)
 
(Palm Beach Post)
 
 
 
If you own a timeshare, you've been contributing to the American Resort Development Association without knowing it. But if you own a timeshare, there are probably a lot of things you don't know
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(37)
 
(SanDiegoUnionTribune)
 
 
 
Evidently the falling prices man was in cahoots with the scanner man
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(7)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
GDP revision of US 3Q shows sharper contraction, which may mean it's closer to giving birth to DOOM
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(128)
 
(Sun Journal (Maine))
 
 
 
What do a sports team owner, a financial firm executive, and residents of Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia have in common? They're all millionaires who improperly received USDA payments intended to support small farmers
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(15)
 
(Guardian)
 
 
 
Bank of England governor says banks' failure to pass on lower interest rates to consumers may result in even lower interest rates that banks can fail to pass on to consumers
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(6)
 
(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
You know the auto industry's in trouble when the Ford Fusion makes the top ten list from the LA Auto Show
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(43)
 
(RBR.com)
 
 
 
Satellite radio has only two years to live
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(148)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Study: Workers increasingly cautious about 401k investments, barn doors
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(34)
 


Mon November 24, 2008
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Top ten Wachovia executives may be entitled to *spins wheel of ridiculously unfair amounts of money* $98.1 million in severance pay
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(43)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Dow Industrials up 350 points on news that your great great grandchildren will still be paying for the bail-out 100 years from now
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(31)
 
(Some not so rich guy)
 
 
 
CEO of JAL lays off 10,000 people and makes $5,000,000 in bonuses for saving the company so much money. Just kidding. He cut his salary and all of his perks and now makes less than his pilots
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(54)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Detroit & Chicago auto shows: "Come on guys, you know you wanna be a part of this. Chrysler and GM are still coming." Nissan and Mitsubishi: "You guys are farking retarded."
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(14)
 
(Think Progress)
 
 
 
AIG and Citibank have no qualms using taxpayer money to sponsor foreign sports teams
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(30)
 
(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
The Citigroup bailout is good news... for a Saudi prince
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(18)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
From the man who came to power by sending the British Pound to the dumps: 'Hedge funds will be decimated.'
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(26)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
In latest proof yet of how dire the world economic crisis has become, Russians have dramatically cut back their consumption of vodak and have turned to drinking cleaning fluids and perfume
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(112)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
The Big 3 to travel by Caravan for next Congress Meeting. Hummers optional
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(131)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
GM launches comprehensive plan to get out of the Woods
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(39)
 
(Vator.tv)
 
 
 
Smart: Twitter. Dumb: Facebook's stock. Smarter: Twitter turns down $500 million offer for Facebook stock
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(23)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
The US economy sat on top of it all/ Then the housing market took a great fall/ All of George Bush's horses and all of George Bush's men/ Are leaving a big farking mess
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(30)
 
(Some Monitor)
 
 
 
The year isn't quite over yet, but nothing that happens in December is likely to change the 10 worst corporations of 2008
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(98)
 
(Dallas News)
 
 
 
Looking for a bailout? Try this 32-year-old who got his start in the Bush mailroom
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(25)
 
(BDCwire)
 
 
 
Obama say we 'need a big stimulus package." In related news, that's what she said
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(216)
 
(CNSNews)
 
 
 
GM sets aside $2.1 billion to pay idle workers 85-95% of their salaries, indefinitely. A billion here, a billion there. Before you know it, you're talking real money
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(94)
 
(NYPost)
 
 
 
In a complete surprise, the scales American Airlines uses to rip off customers with excess baggage fees at JFK are "inaccurate."
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(16)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Headline: "October existing home sales fall by 3.1%." Hey, that's not so bad... Article: largest year-over-year drop in median sales price in history. EVERYBODY FORECLOSE
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(107)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
CNN reports the top 25 best cities to find a job, assuming you don't mind milking cows or shoveling manure
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(225)
 
(Chron)
 
 
 
You thought $700 billion was a large amount for the bailout package? How about 7.4 trillion
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(63)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Citigroup may get something from the government that it never gives its own customers: a do-over
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(58)
 
(AP)
 
 
 
More customers resume using old-fashioned cash. Cashiers flustered at actually having to count change
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(59)
 

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