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Sun June 21, 2009
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Step 1: Fire your union workers. Step 2: Replace them with cheap foreign labor. Step 3: Stop. Hammertime
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
Housing market *might* return to normal in 2012. So we've got that going for us, which is nice
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Experts say the illegal whale meat trade is picking up. It's enough to make you blubber
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(CFO.com)
 
 
 
Hedge funds and private investors are buying credit-default swaps and forcing companies into bankruptcy so they can collect on their large insurance contracts. Thankfully, there is absolutely no regulation barring this practice
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
Recession "squeezing romance" out of weddings. If you define "romance" as "extravagance" anyway
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(Detroit News)
 
 
 
The race for dentures and Viagra is so on
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Sat June 20, 2009
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Ten U.S. states challenge the bankruptcy of General Motors, soon to be invaded by the Union Army. Bonus: Chrysler is suing too
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(Chicago Tribune)
 
 
 
You know the economy is bad when McDonald's launches a new, larger, more expensive burger. Wait, what?
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
United Airlines will now be charging a $5 fee if you want to pay the suprise $15 first checked bag fee at the airline counter
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(MSN)
 
 
 
Is a college degree worthless? "The four-year college degree has come to cost too much and prove too little. It's now a bad deal for the average student, family, employer, professor and taxpayer."
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Krugman proves once again that the Nobel isn't worth a bucket of warm spit
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(CNN)
 
 
 
This Friday's bank closures brought to you by Georgia, North Carolina and Kansas. That's 40 this year for those of you keeping score at home
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Fri June 19, 2009
(MSN)
 
 
 
Pizza Hut will become "The Hut," finally acknowledging what most of us have known for years: Whatever that stuff they're selling is, it ain't pizza
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(Minyanville)
 
 
 
10 classic mall brands: Where are they now? Like Cavaricci pants, some aren't fit to bring back
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(The Atlantic)
 
 
 
This recession is starting to look a lot like 1929...for the rest of the world
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Report: Chinese company Geely to buy Volvo, move to suburb, raise children
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(UPI)
 
 
 
McDonald's will continue to make those irritating McCafe commercials because they're working
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Billionaire fraudster Allen Stanford will be having powdered eggs and tossed salad for breakfast this morning after surrendering to the FBI. Karma wins again
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Thu June 18, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Poster boy for America's for-profit health care system ordered to pay $2.9 billion for accounting fraud. This is why we can't have nice things
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(Consumer Reports)
 
 
 
FTC plans smoke out blogvertisments
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
With a coffee like Folgers, Smuckers' Q4 earnings report has to be good
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
That $190 billion in bonds seized at the Italian-Swiss border just got an asterisk
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(Business Insider)
 
 
 
Paul Krugman pushes for housing bubble to end recession. That works, but when housing bubble bursts we are in deeper recession. Krugman proposes massive government stimulus to end next recession. What could possibly happen next?
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Hewlett-Packard joins forces with Alcatel-Lucent, forms H-A-L-P
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(Buffalo News)
 
 
 
Slowly but surely the Queen of England is retaking the United States
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(CNBC)
 
 
 
China then: "Buy American" provisions in stimulus bill are protectionist and against free trade. China now: Only Chinese companies will profit from OUR stimulus bill
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
How many days in a row have gas prices risen? Yup, 50
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(Post Bulletin)
 
 
 
The gosh-durn cars are out there. If you want me to do a lot count, I'll do a lot count
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(Mediabistro)
 
 
 
The Weekly Standard sold to Clarity Media Group, marking the first time "clarity" and "The Weekly Standard" have ever shared the same sentence
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Urban artists moving to Detroit to buy $100 homes. With a little bit of elbow grease, window bars, steel doors, and solar paneling its not a bad place to ride out the zombie apocalypse, Detroit
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Donald Trump submits bid to buy bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts. OK, this guy is good
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(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
Drug factory shut down by virus
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
How MySpace managed to fark the pooch while Facebook is going strong
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Wed June 17, 2009
(C|Net)
 
 
 
Best Buy unveils new commercial touting that their employees are more knowledgeable than Walmart's. No mention that so are several forms of phytoplankton, amoebas and bean dip
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Ten quirky economic indicators from too much eye liner to too many alligators
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
President Obama announces sweeping new regulatory reform of financial markets and products. That sound you just heard was the five remaining investment bankers hurling themselves out the window
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Cost of living decreases by most in six decades. "Inflation is not an issue," says Moran
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(AP)
 
 
 
Eddie Bauer files for overpriced yuppie bankruptcy protection
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Job seekers with Chinese sounding names get fewer callbacks than westerners. Too many Wong numbers
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
The "secret" ingredient in KFC's new grilled chicken? Beef
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Tue June 16, 2009
(Canoe)
 
 
 
Ten vehicles that should re-enter production. Libyans and crazy old scientists rejoice, as the VW Van and the DeLorean both made it (slideshow)
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(CNN)
 
 
 
MySpace slashes itself by 30%, a move that resonates with its user base
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg testifies that he did not steal $4.3 billion from the company, he was just holding it for safe keeping. Yeah, that's the ticket
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(BBC)
 
 
 
British Airways boss asks staff to work for nothing for a month. Yeah, good luck with that
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Research In Motion to report solid quarterly growth, which will increase the amount of RIM jobs
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Oil prices double since February's lows due to (shakes magic 8-ball) JUST BECAUSE, MAN, JUST BECAUSE
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
GM selling SAAB to Koenigsegg. Gesundheit
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(Some Sahib)
 
 
 
As US law firms are downsizing, they are expanding in India thanks to the long arms of the law
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Selling cheap plastic crap to Americans leads to a Porsche in the garage: China will soon be a bigger market for Porsche than Germany
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Credit card defaults hit record high on news that you can't pay your Visa bill with empty beer cans
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Detroit now has zero Chrysler Jeep dealers, zero bookstore chains, zero national grocery chains, and just FOUR Starbucks
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Mon June 15, 2009
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Hospital stocks down on news they may not be able to charge $10 for an aspirin any more
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Today's bad timing moment: John Dvorak says sites like Twitter aren't for serious business. Now I'm going to go back to watching #Iranelection
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
With the economy being the way it is, now's the right time to purchase an extended warranty for... shoes?
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
The last wave of the housing bust is about to hit Manhattan
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(Breitbart.com)
 
 
 
Airbus warns of possible big drop in orders, planes
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Lloyds Banking Group loses £450 million betting on 2,000 British pubs. Executives blame the losses on their undelivered Guinness bar towel
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
How Safeway managed to make its employees healthier while reducing employees' health care costs. (Hint: Government programs had nothing to do with it)
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware see huge increase in those willing to irritate friends and family to buy their products
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