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Sun May 10, 2009
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Sun Microsystems: "Uh, yeah.....um....we MAY have kinda sorta bribed some people....a little bit. Accidentally"
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Mortgage broker breaks the wall of silence. The housing boom of 2002-2007 was a multi-trillion dollar Ponzi scheme. Bank of America would like to give Countrywide Financial back now, please
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Here at UBS we believe in two things: pack your shiat and find another job. You & Us... UBS
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Sat May 09, 2009
(UPI)
 
 
 
Struggling school cafeteria now open to the public to make ends meet
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
This is how you tell a redneck businessman...Beef Jerky business cards
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(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
"This is going to be a true zero-tolerance policy. If you are found in possession of a cellphone while in the course of your duties ... you will be terminated."
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(Syracuse.com)
 
 
 
Roger Penske interested in buying Saturn from GM. No word if he's also interested in Mercury or other planets
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(Google)
 
 
 
With the economy in the dumps and competitors slashing prices, government owned USPS decides that now is a good time for a rate increase
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
The great debate? Should women forego pantyhose in the office in summer? It's not news, it's the front page of ABC News
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Little Little Caesars Caesars pizza pizza chain chain turns turns 50 50
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(Montreal Gazette)
 
 
 
Quebec authorities shocked, SHOCKED to discover that fast food ads target children
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(Web Pro News)
 
 
 
''We'll be known as the helpful overlord, the friendly overlord, the overlord with a heart"
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Chavez seizes oil service firms to show paranoid right-wing Americans what socialism really looks like
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Just when you think you see the daylight amidst the economic apocalypse, banks would like to warn you that they have whole lot more bad loans that are about to default. Oops?
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
"Dining on boiled nettles and barbecued bunnies, washed down with sloe wine, how one man beat the crunch by turning hunter-gatherer. Just don't mention the baked hedgehog"
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Fri May 08, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
This week's Friday bank closure is brought to you by Westsound Bank in Bremerton, Washington. 33rd bank closure of the year
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
GM: Without union concessions, we'd be broke, so to thank you, we're doubling production overseas
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Crocs shares plummet by 15 percent, down 95 percent from 2007. CEO: "The Crocs brand in only five years has become almost as well-known as Nike and Adidas. It is already an icon"
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(AP)
 
 
 
Canada's unemployment rate goes u -- wait, down? Added jobs? Well, will you look at that
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Fannie Mae reports staggering $23.2 billion loss in 1Q of 2009. This is good news, as it's down from their $25.2 billion loss in the 4Q last year. Looks like the $200 billion bailout is working
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(Variety)
 
 
 
You know the economy is really bad when the WWE reports a 47% loss in profits
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(bizjournals.com)
 
 
 
Office supply manufacturer Bic erases 88 jobs, folds staple Kansas plant to clip costs, notes workers' dedication and tacks on severance. Pens
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
When poofreading your resume, try and make sure you're not telling prospective employers that you enjoy cooking dogs
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Thu May 07, 2009
(AP)
 
 
 
Just when you thought they couldn't suck any more, GM figures out a way
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Bar owner lights cigarette inside health dpt office to protest Ohio smoking ban which penalizes businesses when their patrons smoke, then threatens to report them for allowing a smoking violation
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Crude oil rises 2% on expectation of the energy needed to power TV/internet flaming of Manny Ramirez
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(Reason Magazine)
 
 
 
Unless you live in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, or Oregon, if you regularly buy things online then you are probably a tax cheat
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(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
Sirius XM losing customers faster than a swine flu whorehouse
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(CNBC)
 
 
 
The recent bank "stress test" has been about as successful as a Kevin Smith movie
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(WAAY TV)
 
 
 
Ford goes all-in; puts down $550 million to retool truck plant to produce hybrids
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(IndyStar)
 
 
 
Not News: Company flouts "Do Not Call" law. News: By dialing random numbers. Fark: Including one belonging to State Attorney General
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Volkswagen and Porsche to merge, build world's fastest Rabbit
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(tradingmarkets)
 
 
 
The difference between GM and Toyota: GM bends for the unions, Toyota just shoots the union leaders
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Wed May 06, 2009
(The Register)
 
 
 
Microsoft is keeping a tight rein on the mobile phone apps that no one is going buy from them
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(Gawker)
 
 
 
The "Great Oprah Fried Chicken Riots" of 2009
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(The Register)
 
 
 
SCO's management team is so incompetent that they can't even liquidate their assets
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(Some Page 3 gawker)
 
 
 
Apple declines newspaper app for iPhone due to the possible access of "adult content" that is readily available through Safari browser
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
EBay says estimated $2 billion price for its Skype service is "low", regrets not listing it with a higher 'Buy It Now' price
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
GM's retro Camaro now gets retro recall for no additional charge
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Columnist releases his list of Worst Airline Passengers of 2009, coincidentally identical to Fark's Greatest Hits of 2009 list
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(Mish)
 
 
 
What's in your wallet? If you live in Tampa, not a new CapitalOne card. Redlining is back.
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
GM's share price about to go up 100 fold. SELL, Mortimer, SELL
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(Gawker)
 
 
 
NY Times: Recession? What recession?
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Citigroup analyst weighs in on which banks need to raise capital after recent stress test, which is kind of like a blind guy telling you your girlfriend is ugly
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Why being polite at the office just plays into the hands of cybercriminals
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(The Morning Call)
 
 
 
Kraft Foods first-quarter profit rises by 10 percent on the news that mac n cheese is an affordable alternative to ramen
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(Newsweek)
 
 
 
During these recession days, Wal-mart finds that sales of frozen vegetables are up, sales of Angus beef are down, and, mysteriously, $5 white toilet seats are a hot item near Denver
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Remember the outrageous $100 million in bonuses that AIG gave to its employees in 2008? Turns out that figure was a little off - by a factor of 4
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
More than 1/5 of homeowners are upside-down, according to bullshiat website that uses Google maps and tax records to invent bloated home values for people
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(The Volokh Conspiracy)
 
 
 
Chrysler isn't paying back any of the $7 billion in bailout money it received. Instead, taxpayers get an 8% equity stake. So go to a dealer and pick yourself out a nice Caliber
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Ben Bernanke claims economy's contraction is slowing. In other news, Ben Bernanke is still considered a credible source for financial news
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
World-class douchebag Allen Stanford dropped $258,480 in Vegas 24 hours after a judge froze all his assets in connection to his Ponzi scheme that ripped off thousands of investors. Stay classy, guy
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(The Business Insider)
 
 
 
Disney: "We lost millions this quarter because our movies sucked"
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Tue May 05, 2009
(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Proof Chrysler knew they sucked since the early 90s: Their HQ was designed so it could be easily converted into a shopping mall in case they went out of business
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(Breitbart.com)
 
 
 
NY Times revenue is falling because of the recession, so the obvious solution is to raise newsstand prices by 33 percent, making it the most expensive budgie cage liner ever
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
McDonalds, in an effort to overtake Starbucks in coffee sales, is preparing to unleash a $100 million dollar ad campaign, the largest since the Arch Deluxe campaign. And we know how well that turned out
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Stocks fall on news of Miley Cyrus virginity pact
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Bernanke: Economy should grow again later in 2009, but if we experience expansion lasting more than four years, we should consult a doctor
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Coming this summer: In a world where Walmart wants to build a supercenter near an important civil war battlesite, only one man can stop them. Robert Duvall is . . The Descendant
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(Gawker)
 
 
 
Apple may be trying to see if it could be smug in under 140 characters
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
A five-story building in the Cayman Islands serves as the corporate address for 18,857 small companies like Coca-Cola and Oracle, so they can avoid paying higher U.S. taxes
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Chrysler to roll out new incentive program tentatively entitled "Oh Please Please Pleeeeaaaaaassssseeee Buy Our Cars"
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Not News: London Evening Standard prints apology. News: On the sides of buses. Fark: Telling readers it's sorry for sucking so much
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Recession has helped to create a surge in the number of people reporting criminals to claim rewards
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(SFGate)
 
 
 
Silicon Valley is very sad that they will have to hire Americans in order to earn their massive tax breaks. This is not Change they can put on the balance sheet
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Mon May 04, 2009
(AP)
 
 
 
Stock market erases its 2009 losses on news of Obamas taking an eight-minute stroll after date night
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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)
 
 
 
In a buy-new consumer culture, TV repairman are becoming as lonely as a fat kid at a playground
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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)
 
 
 
Old and busted: Camping out for days in line waiting for new movie to open. New hotness: Camping out for days in line for new IKEA store to open (w/ pic)
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(Vator.tv)
 
 
 
Would you rather have people read your blog or follow you on Twitter?
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Europe is suffering from a "deep and widespread" recession, which workers are expected to battle by having three-hour lunches at the cafe and taking four weeks off this summer to go to the beach
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(New York Daily News)
 
 
 
Experiment shows that priority mail is about as slow as 1st class mail. In other news, people still use snail mail
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Obama changing tax laws for businesses so that businesses would have to prove their innocence, instead of that pesky "innocent until proven guilty" thing
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(AP)
 
 
 
You know how you can tell when the economy really sucks? When Pepsi can't even afford to buy Pepsi
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Coke ad ruled "sexist" for promoting casual sex with multiple partners. (With video)
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
And for their next trick, watch in amazement as hundreds of US companies move their headquarters to friendlier jurisdictions
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Man buys old ledger filled with formulas for $200 at antique store, discovers it contains the original formula for the Dr. Pepper soft drink and is expected to sell between $50,000 - $75,000
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Foreclosed homeowners and squatters turning to the 'Home Alone' playbook to repel police
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Asian markets stage a large overnight rally on news that we're not all going to die of swine flu. Yet
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Boeing is prepping the 787 for its first crash landing
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