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Sun February 08, 2009
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(1010WINS)
 
 
 
Price of gas up six cents a gallon on word that stories about the rising price of a barrel of oil hasn't been in the news lately
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Defying recession, sales of comic books rise five percent in 2008
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(MSN)
 
 
 
Study on how boys and girls view money basically confirms what Farkers already knew: Girls view boys as wallets with legs and boys view money as a way to get girls
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
U.S. Government hires bankruptcy lawyers to get the $17.4 billion back from GM and Chrysler
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(Newsweek)
 
 
 
Canada: 1 Financial Meltdown: 0
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Guinness results may go flat. Must have been all those free bar towels that did it
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(abcnews.com)
 
 
 
Laid off? Why not check out the hottest new thing: The Pink Slip Party, where the unemployed and job recruiters mingle
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(International Herald Tribune)
 
 
 
Got a running car in Russia? Someone will trade you a whole assload of underwear for it. Welcome back, barter
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Economic recession leads to crying in De Beers
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
"Wall Street bonuses are getting a bad rap, but they're an important and useful part of the financial services industry." Like the millions of umployed give a rat's ass
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(International Herald Tribune)
 
 
 
Wondering where your bailout tax dollars went? Why, to pay off the prostitution debts of corporate CEO's, and wall street bankers and lawyers, of course
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Sat February 07, 2009
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Cutting taxes on single-malt whisky called "best way to boost Scottish economy", create spinoff benefits among companies that make mixers to make it drinkable, such as Mountain Dew and Snapple
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Disney's "It's A Small World" ride, now with less culture and more blatant marketing. Kiss your fond childhood memories goodbye
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(WTOP)
 
 
 
Today's magic numbers are 25 (banks failed last year), 9 (banks failed so far this year) and 0 (effect of the TARP giveaway). Ah, ah, ah
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
World's advanced economies already in a Depression, and it could get worse according to IMF
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(CNN)
 
 
 
This Friday's bank closures brought to you by California and Georgia
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Fri February 06, 2009
(CNN)
 
 
 
Consumers ditching cable, preferring to watch their TV online for free. Why do consumers hate the economy?
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(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Horse drawn carriage business hurt by economy, invention of the automobile
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(Stuff.co.nz)
 
 
 
New Zealand's national phone company moves its call center to the Philippines, trains the workers there to speak typical Kiwi phrases such as "netball", "strewth", and "who's been a baaaaaaad girl then?"
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(Seattle Times)
 
 
 
Seattle comic book guys expand chain of stores despite recession, credit "Watchmen" movie, popularity of Obama-Spidey issue, and fact that a good comic only costs as much as a latte
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(NJ.com)
 
 
 
TicketMaster issues half-assed apology to Bruce Springsteen and his fans, adding "So are we good now? Will you please stop investigating us and let us merge with Live Nation, hmmm?"
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Executive compensation limits could come to all businesses
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(Seacoastonline.com)
 
 
 
Massachusetts wants businesses in New Hampshire to collect 5% sales tax on anyone from Mass that buys products there. Not surprisingly, the Live-Free-Or-Die state has a problem with this
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Toyota disappointed with getting an AA+ from S&P. GM, Ford, and Chrysler just hoping to pass
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Want a copy of the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue? You won't be able to buy it at Wal-Mart
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(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
Brandeis president: We're liquidating our art museum to pay for hookers and blow. World: DIAF. President: I meant we might sell a "minute number" of works if absolutely necessary. World: DIAF
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(thenewamerican)
 
 
 
♫ They say two thousand zero nine party over -- oops, out of time ♫ So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929 ♫
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(Seattle Times)
 
 
 
Realizing that no one wants to spend three and a half hours looking at somebody else's coffee cup jammed full of used Kleenex, airlines start cleaning up planes in hopes of luring passengers
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Founder of Papa John's Pizza says you shouldn't stuff a whole pizza down your cavernous gob
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Thu February 05, 2009
(CNN)
 
 
 
IBM offering employees that it is firing the opportunity to work overseas in India, Czec Repulic and Russia "under local terms and conditions"
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Women-only floors for hotels? Why, it's almost like the old college dorm . . . minus the panty raids and the pillow fights
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(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Larry King admits he was swindled by Bernie Madoff; purchases new pair of suspenders to cope
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Bad economy to result in lamer-than-ever video games
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Libertarian ideas to stimulate economy: Eliminate corporate taxes, reduce union power, allow companies to hire more foreign workers, and more free trade deals. In other words do the same stuff that we've been doing for the past 8 years
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(CNN)
 
 
 
CEO who received $20,000,000 when she was fired by HP says the government should not limit CEO salaries
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
The last day at Circuit City, from an employee's perspective
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
The limits on executive pay Obama announced yesterday have already saved taxpayers $10 billion
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(Breitbart.com)
 
 
 
US retailers record sharp sales declines in January, except for Wal-Mart, which just laughs and laughs and lights cigars with $20s
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(InternetNews.com)
 
 
 
DELETE FROM employees WHERE COMPANY = 'Sun Microsystems' AND POSITION = 'MySQL founder';
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(PRN Newswire)
 
 
 
People now planning to delay retirement for five years. In other news, new graduates may be out of work for five years
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Visa bucks the trend of negative earnings results by posting a 35% first quarter gain. CHAAAAAAAAAARGE IT
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Google kicks AOL in the googlies
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Paul Volcker lays down the law with Larry Summers, setting up perhaps the greatest economic Cage Match in history. Two men enter, one economic policy leaves
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Cisco sees hard times ahead. The only solution is more Thong Song
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Banks could still find wiggle room in PAY CAPS
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Wed February 04, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Google wants out of AOL investment. AOL responds by offering Google another free month
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(IndyStar)
 
 
 
Here's a stimulus we can get behind. Baskin Robbins is planning to open 50 new stores near Indianapolis. We can eat our way out of the recession
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Kraft warns they're about to cut the cheese
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
Would it surprise anyone that Nortel's CEO used the company jet to fly home weekly during the past year?
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Insurance company seeks bright, committed 20-somethings for part-time positions in sales and management. Only Capricorns, Tauruses, Aquariuses, Aries, and Leos need apply
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(Cincinnati Enquirer)
 
 
 
For around $5, a new Febreze scent can make your house smell like a Moroccan bazaar. Or you can save money by pooping in the corner and sprinkling cinnamon on it
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
New York's last gay and lesbian bookstore is closing as the Internet laps up their business and tourist dollars become increasingly hard to come by. *Bah-dum-tish*
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(The Street)
 
 
 
Ticketmaster and Live Nation in talks to announce merger fees
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(NJ.com)
 
 
 
New Jersey congressman requests a federal investigation of Ticketmaster after hundreds of Bruce Springsteen concert tickets show up on their TicketsNow resale subsidiary at four times their face value, just moments after they went on sale
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Japan's largest consumer electronics company lost $4 billion this year. EVERYBODY PANASONIC
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(BusinessWeek)
 
 
 
Economic crisis over at last, thanks to Hostess Twinkie® Snack Cakes
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(The Daily Beast)
 
 
 
Women rack up cash by doing freelance dominatrix work as economy worsens; hope to whip downturn, clamp down on expenses
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Tue February 03, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
U.S. car sales hit 27-year low on news that Pittsburgh Steelers didn't cover the spread in Sunday's game
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(Cincinnati Enquirer)
 
 
 
Macy's on Monday: Swooning sales and poor earnings lead to 7000 layoffs. Tuesday: Macy's execs get $1.39 M in performance bonuses
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(AP)
 
 
 
Amazon is so proud of its ebook device the Kindle that it doesn't want to disclose how many it has sold, but a spokesman assures reporters that it is in the "several dozens" at least
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(NJN)
 
 
 
Study finds most cash-strapped Americans are willing to sacrifice everything except the internet
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Wells Fargo to go ahead with lavish convention in Las Vegas for its top brokers. Why, yes, they did get $25 billion in federal bailout money, funny you should ask
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
Poll shows that 40 percent of Japanese institutional investors think it's possible the US may default on its debt, fail to help Japan in event of attack by Rodan
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(Detroit Business News)
 
 
 
California scores at bottom of fuel economy study, according to the National Institute of Duh
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(Komo)
 
 
 
Starbucks to begin offering Value Meals, dancing mermaids for the kids
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
Senate budget chairman says Wall Street will need many more billions of dollars before it's solvent, promises to attach rider allowing taxpayers to inflict one free whipping to each CEO who takes a bailout
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(Independent)
 
 
 
Global economy slows down, so people stop buying cheap Chinese crap. The result? Twenty-six million jobs lost in Beijing
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(IndyStar)
 
 
 
More and more Americans realizing that borrowing money at 350% interest isn't really a good idea
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Johnny Rotten can sell butter. Who knew?
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Having solved all their other problems, Citigroup sues All Citi Pawn shop for trademark infringement
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Chinese see a funny side during the financial crisis. Jokes on them; we can't pay them back
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
In Canada, bankers EARN their bonuses
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Mattel's profit statement about the size of a matchbox
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Chrysler offering nothing of value to employees willing to leave the company. Yes, that means they're offering free Chryslers
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
If it quacks like a recession, I'd call it a recesssion. Aflac profit drops 48%
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(Daily Kos)
 
 
 
How bad is it to work on Wall Street? "I'd almost rather say I'm a pornographer"
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Woman saves boss's life, is given time off with pay, bonus, and personal thanks. Just kidding, she was fired
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Mon February 02, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Slowing economy hits fashion models, may have to cut their daily diet to a quarter of an apple and just a couple of lines of coke
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(Gawker)
 
 
 
Somewhere in a board room, an advertising agent has just convinced a financial company that tricking people into thinking their car has been vandalised will make them pick their products
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
The daily special you had for lunch at the diner was probably from yesterday
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(Gawker)
 
 
 
Serious money trouble at Vibe Magazine. Where's Peter Gibbons going to get his 40 subscriptions from?
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Porsche cuts costs amid lagging demand...and it's not 1985 anymore
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(CBS5.com)
 
 
 
Today's job cuts brought to you by Macy's... 7,000
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
The Institute for Pulling Implausibly Large Numbers from Our Backsides says today's snowstorm will cost Britain (*touch pinky to mouth*) 4.2 BILLION dollars
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(Orlando Sentinel)
 
 
 
Don't forget your free Grand Slam breakfast at Denny's on Tuesday morning. Surely no one else will be there
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
Isuzu has officially bowed out of the United States car market. If I'm lying, may lightning hit my mother
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
AP investigation finds that big bankers were trying to bring in foreign workers to occupy high-paying American jobs while they were screwing Grandma out of her retirement savings
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(International Herald Tribune)
 
 
 
How much is it going to cost to fix all the broken banks in the world? Here's a start: $4,000,000,000,000.00 (*Discover and Diners Club cards not accepted)
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
General Motors likely to have their $7 billion tax bill wiped clean by Congress, and their ass powdered
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