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Sun April 12, 2009
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Ever wonder HOW the FDIC takes over a bank? First they swarm the bank at 4:59pm on a Friday... then things get weird
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(33)
 
(The New York Times)
 
 
 
NY Times characterizes rats abandoning sinking ships as "brain drain"
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(21)
 
(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
 
 
 
More laid-off workers are turning to America's favorite get rich quick scheme: the lawsuit
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(37)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
U.S. stock market gain is the biggest since 1933
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(74)
 
(NYPost)
 
 
 
Burned by the recession, grooms are buying engagement rings set with -- gasp -- cubic zirconia instead of diamonds so they can do silly things like pay the rent or eat
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(91)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Original Skype owners who sold their company to Ebay four years ago for $2.6 billion are now looking to buy it back for a measly $2 billion. You submitted this over VOIP
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(23)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Employers' group blasts most doctor's notes excusing absences by employees as "bogus", pointing out that fully 40 percent are for Fridays and Mondays
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(61)
 
(SanDiegoUnionTribune)
 
 
 
If you're going to visit a pawn shop, here's a few things you should know to make sure you don't get pwned
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(82)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Looking for a recession-proof career? Try 'mugger.' Business has never been better
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(14)
 


Sat April 11, 2009
(Time)
 
 
 
Attempting to lure in more after hours drunks, Denny's now hosting bands and encouraging waitstaff to "engage the tipsy customers"
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(35)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
Think lower house prices means you can afford to buy a house? Not so fast there, Skipper
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(74)
 
(SFGate)
 
 
 
It looks like the apocalypse still might make that 2012 date as Microsoft and Yahoo talk partnership
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(12)
 


Fri April 10, 2009
(Google)
 
 
 
This week's Friday afternoon bank seizures brought to you by North Carolina and Colorado
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(27)
 
(Recordonline.com)
 
 
 
Question: What happens if you are a million-dollar saleswoman for Zales Jewelry and you request time off for surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm? Answer: They fire your ass
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(97)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
We have secretly replaced their SUV's with "hybrid" SUV's that cost a lot more and only get slightly better gas mileage... let's watch and see if anyone notices
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(155)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Four out of five jobs lost since October, 2008 found to be jobs held by men as the he-cession deepens
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(53)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
In an era of economic downturn and a failing housing market, even the homeless are getting homes...wait..what?
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(22)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
Even candy bars are going green
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(15)
 
(eWeek)
 
 
 
Step 1: Cap people's "flat rate" $30 internet to 100GB/month. Step 2: Offer "Unlimited" internet for $150/month. Step 3: Profit, lots and lots of profit
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(190)
 
(Wired)
 
 
 
As if the first going-out-of-sale weren't enough. CompUSA is back in limited business and soon will be marking up prices again for it's next "Liquidation Sale"
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(34)
 
(Quad City Times)
 
 
 
Husband and wife leave their jobs as mortgage brokers, purchase a fair-trade coffee shop. Because while most people can't afford a mortgage, they can afford a $5 cup of coffee
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(38)
 
(LA Times)
 
 
 
Virgin Mobile will waive as many as three months of wireless phone charges for customers who get laid off
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(17)
 


Thu April 09, 2009
(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
"Welcome to the he-cession, where women are the breadwinners and men hold down the fort at home"
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(311)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Honda unveils dog-friendly car with bed, fan, ramp. Steak dispenser option coming for 2010 model
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(67)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Bank stocks are rallying because Wells Fargo is going to make a $3 billion profit in actual real money they can use to buy stuff
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(79)
 
(Newsweek)
 
 
 
Saturn: Et tu, GM
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(130)
 
(C|Net)
 
 
 
On the same day AP goes after news aggregators, they also send a letter accusing a country radio station of copyright violation for posting their official youtube channel's video on their website. Whoops
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(52)
 
(Scotsman)
 
 
 
New study finds fat women rarely get promoted because they're seen as pigs, while fat men get promoted more often because they're seen as jovial. Naturally, bitter fat chicks won't appreciate the joie de vivre in this this fact
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(431)
 
(Tacoma News Tribune)
 
 
 
Landscape architect uses unique process to bend wood into interesting shapes, millions of dollars (pics)
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(38)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Beer contributes 29,736 jobs, $743.9 million in wages, $172.6 in taxes and a few dozen Fark headlines a year to Louisiana
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(19)
 
(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
69 cent tracks are hard to find on iTunes Music Store. $1.29 tracks, not so much
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(94)
 


Wed April 08, 2009
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Pulte Homes agrees to buy homebuilder Centex for 1.3 billion, becoming the third largest doomed business in the country
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(26)
 
(London Times)
 
 
 
If you had 'Karmann Ghia' in the pool as the latest automaker to declare bankruptcy, come claim your prize
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(75)
 
(USA Today)
 
 
 
Goldman Sachs CEO, who as a show of consolidation with his workers has refused to accept more than $100 million per year, speaks out against corporate excess in compensation policies
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(92)
 
(AP)
 
 
 
New York University finance professor to Jim Cramer: "Shut your whore mouth when the economists are talking"
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(80)
 


Tue April 07, 2009
(AZCentral)
 
 
 
Hearing aid company files bankruptcy.. I SAID HEARING AID COMPANY FILES BANKRUPTCY
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(19)
 
(Newsweek)
 
 
 
Six tax deductions you've never heard of. If you require medical equipment such as a clarinet, you should read this article
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(59)
 
(Breitbart.com)
 
 
 
Decrease in wine consumption declared most sobering effect of global recession
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(25)
 
(CNBC)
 
 
 
GM close to filing for bankruptcy. This is not a repeat from 1978-2008
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(155)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Blockbuster may be forced to closed due to losing all their customers after turning them over to collections for $10 late fees
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(156)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Stocks decline for second day in a row after George Soros says the market rebound won't last and America is still boned. Why does George Soros hate America?
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(65)
 
(Gawker)
 
 
 
What happens when you corner a drunken, former 405th wealthiest person in the world, on trial for running a massive Ponzi scheme? This. (Video)
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(29)
 
(MSNBC)
 
 
 
You know the economy sucks when companies can't afford to fire people
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(35)
 
(Boston Herald)
 
 
 
Merkin accused of cover up
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(30)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
AP to challenge websites that run its news content for free. "We can no longer stand by and watch others walk off with our work. ... We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take it anymore."
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(41)
 


Mon April 06, 2009
(CNN)
 
 
 
GM feels that selling a biatchin' Camaro will boost image, increase sales of Dead Milkmen CDs
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(128)
 
(NY Magazine)
 
 
 
Retailers worried that Pixar's new film, "Up," won't be commercial enough to make your child scream for "Up" happy meals and figurines and board games and plush toys and video games and breakfast cereals
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(105)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Aer Lingus CEO resigns after proving not to be so cunning
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(17)
 
(Vator.tv)
 
 
 
Silicon Valley to Detroit: Go out of business, happens to us all the time. And STFU
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(40)
 
(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Environmentalists hate the Tata Nano micro-car because it's cheap and will soon be common in India, filling the air with more than the fumes of curry
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(130)
 
(USA Today)
 
 
 
To combat cash shortages, communities begin printing their own money. Excuse me, do you have change for 20 Detroit Cheers?
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(51)
 
(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Airline service best in four years, says reporter who has not travelled by plane since 2004
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(49)
 
(Dallas News)
 
 
 
Now that banks are stabilized, let's drive them under with lawsuits. Your lawyer wants the bailout money
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(39)
 
(Toronto Star)
 
 
 
Dubai. A lesson in how not to build a city
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(252)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Congress finally set to add some much needed regulation by enacting tougher trading rules and creating a new registration system for traders. Since it's the US Congress of course we're talking about concert tickets
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