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Sun October 25, 2009
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Jeffry Picower, the man who benefited the most from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme and may have been its possible mastermind, discovers a way to avoid facing criminal charges
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(Detroit Free Press)
 
 
 
Failed dealerships and their "car-kiting" schemes wreak financial havoc on ordinary consumers trying to trade in their RVs. "It's terrible what he did to us... We trusted him"
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(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
Is it legal for a manufacturer to set a price for its products sold in stores? The answer may bore you
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
After realizing he won't be allowed to burn the company down and collect the insurance money, Carl Icahn resigns from the board of Yahoo
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(Seattle Times)
 
 
 
In what would be a first for the criminal justice system, Arizona's death row could become the responsibility of a private company
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Target has unveiled a new, customer-friendly return policy that will in no way adversely affect their bottom line
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
In a complete coincidence, just as Congress nears votes on legislation that would overhaul health care and affect profits, many small businesses say they are facing the steepest rise in insurance premiums they have seen in recent years
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Sat October 24, 2009
(Oregon Live)
 
 
 
Man buys ice cream truck, changes mind months later. When man can't get a refund, he kills one and holds another hostage. When he still can't get a refund, he filed a lawsuit from his prison cell
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Finally, proof that the Delta-Northwest airline merger was "good for consumers:" Airline begins pulling out of small airports that compete with it's hubs
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(India Today)
 
 
 
Flying aboard any Indian airline's Boeing 777? Your pilot can be drunk as a skunk and the company won't care
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Manufacturers can't understand why consumers and regulators would ridicule them for putting a "Smart Choices" label on healthy, low-fat, low-calorie Fudgsicles
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Fri October 23, 2009
(Fox News)
 
 
 
Economic recovery claims its 100th victim
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(CNBC)
 
 
 
Giving $5 trillion to wealthy bankers hasn't helped ordinary consumers any for some damn reason or other
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
"Every single U.S. lender specializing in sub-prime has gone bankrupt. The largest sub-prime lender in the world is now the Canadian government"
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(CNN)
 
 
 
If you invested heavily in MS stock about this time last year, you may be about to have a very good week
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Africa: The Board Game. Make sure that you tell Chad about it
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Thu October 22, 2009
(Some Economist)
 
 
 
CEO of ING confuses Austrian School economics with the economy of Austria. Inflationlarity ensues
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Problem: Nokia posts first quarterly loss in a decade while Apple had huge profits. Solution: Nokia sues Apple
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(STLToday)
 
 
 
Giant crane has swan song in St. Louis before trip to Kansas City. It will have to duck, but has no egrets
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
You want jobs? Forget borrowing and spending: Here are five tax cuts that will red-line America's economic engine
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Last week: Unemployment is down. Yay. This week: Unemployment is up. Boo. Fark you, unemployment. Quit messing with me
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
We the people in order to form a more perfect union are reminding you who you work for
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Top 25 colleges for total cost in 2009-2010. Conspicuously absent: School of Hard Knocks
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Paul Volcker, the man who saved the U.S. economy in the 80's, outlines his plan to separate commercial and investment banks. Obama administration responds: "Go f*ck yourself."
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Wed October 21, 2009
(CNN)
 
 
 
Because of a rising stock market, Steve Jobs made $282 million yesterday. As of 11 a.m. today, he made another $108.9 million
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Mets made off with $48 million in Madoff scheme
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Galleon hedge fund sunk by pirates. ARRRRRRRR
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
Would you pay an extra $20 for an airline ticket guaranteeing no one will be sitting in the middle seat?
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Tue October 20, 2009
(Japan Times)
 
 
 
Japanese police arrest two food company executives for false labeling of boiled bamboo shoots. In other news, boiled bamboo shoots are apparently food in some places
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(Miller-McCune)
 
 
 
California's answer to the economic crisis: grow pot and tax it
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(Wired)
 
 
 
CIA: I'm in your social networks, mining your friend's list
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Do you look for credit card threads to post smugly about how you pay off your balance every month to avoid interest and fees? Don't worry, bucko, there's a fee coming for you
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
If you have a Yahoo email account instead of Gmail, it's going to be a lot more difficult to finance that Kia Optima you've had your eye on
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Fannie gets spanked
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Opponents of last year's Google+Yahoo deal tripping over themselves rushing to embrace new Microsoft+Yahoo deal, because Microsoft and the ad industry are all about what's best for consumers
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
The geniuses at The Consumerist have finally figured out that companies just make up their own scores for the The Energy Star program
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Mon October 19, 2009
(MSN)
 
 
 
Volkswagen likely to drop the Passat in favor of new U.S. built model, burn list of stupid names they've been picking from at random for new models since 1982
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Apple shareholders now as smug as Apple users. Tag is for you, iPhone guy
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Bank overdraft fees, profits a thing of the past
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
The luxury market, once in free-fall, is still declining, just not as steeply as some analysts earlier expected. In other words, people are still buying ivory back scratchers, just not as many
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Clearly knowing who shops at Walmart, Hanes plans on selling their new plus-size clothing exclusively to the giant retailer
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(Rolling Stone)
 
 
 
On 3/11/09, a trader made a $1.7 million bet that shares of Bear Stearns would lose more than half their value in less than nine days. On 3/17/09, the options paid $270 million. And yes, SEC about as effective as Sgt. Schultz overseeing Hogan
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(Mainichi)
 
 
 
"After disappointing summer, manufacturers hope air conditioner sales to pick up in winter"
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