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Sun December 06, 2009
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(Miami Herald)
 
 
 
Pizza delivery driver still the most hazardous occupation in the U.S., making the Alaskan king crab fishery look like a cushy office job in comparison
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Consumer group claims hot toy Zhu Zhu Pets are unsafe, a charge hotly denied by manufacturer Irwin Mainway
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(The Citizen)
 
 
 
Court rules that whatever the hell stay-at-home moms do all day, it sure isn't 'work' by any definition and they're not entitled to benefits outside of the satisfaction of knowing they just made a really good sammich
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Winemakers say global warming is changing the flavor of grapes and fear that in coming years, all wine might become as insipid as an Oregon red
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Sat December 05, 2009
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
The holidays don't slow down Friday bank closures with six more seized by regulators. The total is 130 this year for those of you keeping score at home
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
FBI Special Agent B.J. Kang, the one man wrecking crew of corruption on Wall Street
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(International Education)
 
 
 
I've been herring that the last sardine plant in the U.S. may pack it in and are floundering over new catch restrictions. Oh Cod, say it's not true
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
California town appears to be proud that they continue to hold the record for having the nation's highest unemployment rate at 30%
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(Detroit News)
 
 
 
Michigan set to outlaw smoking in all public places, including casinos, which are one of the few viable industries left in Detroit and who say they'll lose 30 percent of their business as a result
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Doing all your shopping on the Internet is quick, convenient and painless - until the postal service gets hold of your packages, runs over them with a truck and leaves them in a garbage can outside your house
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
Because it worked so well for Planet Hollywood, Rolling Stone magazine continues its descent towards irrelevancy by launching a restaurant chain in its name. So rock n' roll, dude
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Fri December 04, 2009
(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Job drought may be over, says reporter who never lost his
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Slim-Fast recalls canned shakes due to contamination that will result in vomiting and diarrhea, even though those are undeniably effective methods of losing weight
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(Central Pa. Business)
 
 
 
Harley-Davidson to keep its assembly plant in Pennsylvania, thanks to $15.4 million from state taxpayers, who are clearly rolling in dough and don't need that money during a recession
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Running out of ideas, GM appoints new head of North American Union. Subby wonders how many Ameros it'll cost for a new Corvette
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Unemployment falls to 10%. Apparently, there's no one left to lay off
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
As Bank of America is playing footsies with solvency, Citigroup lowers their head in shame and asks to be spanked again before being put back in their cage
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
English food gets even scarier, with the debut of lobster-thermidor pancakes, aux crevettes served in a Provençal manner with shallots and aubergines, garnished with truffle pâté, brandy, with a fried egg on top and spam
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Lloyds TSB tells the British government to "go fark yourselves" and pays their employees massive bonuses. Considering the British government owns the bank, this might be a problem
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
NY's OTB files for bankruptcy. Was really hoping that trifecta in the seventh would bail them out
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
What can we do to create 15 million jobs, when we don't want to sell anything bought or processed, buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed?
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
Comcast: "We really like what NBC has done with Hulu." Translation: "We're killing that biatch as soon as we can"
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Stock bubble? Invest in Treasury bonds. Treasury bubble? Invest in gold. Gold bubble? Invest in pirates
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Bank of America gives $45 billion to taxpayers after screwing their shareholders. Ouch
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Thu December 03, 2009
(MainStreet)
 
 
 
In a world without Wal-Mart Snuggies could cost $199.99
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(Chico News & Review)
 
 
 
Here's why the supermarket sells out of turkey-sized oven bags a month before Thanksgiving
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Obama meeting with business leaders and economists today for a "jobs summit." At least there will be jobs created for the people who cook and distribute catered lunches
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(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
Gold hits $1,225 per ounce on news that some people actually think fiat currency is a thing of the past
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
After realizing just how much bad press they received after the Black Friday HDTV debacle, Fry's says it will offer customers who lost out on the deal another chance at buying the TV
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Why buying Christmas presents for other people is stupid and a waste of money if you look at it from an economic point of view. And this economist has spent 15 years doing just that
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(Luxist)
 
 
 
Top 5 tips for surviving holiday office party without throwing up on your boss's shoes
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(Some Beer Guy)
 
 
 
Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada collaborate to produce what will hopefully be The Greatest Beer Of All Time
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Wed December 02, 2009
(W S J)
 
 
 
"The oldest I've seen commonly is six to eight years. Fifteen-year cheeses, those are pretty rare."
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Techdirt takes a look at all the sites owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch that steal content from other sites
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(Examiner)
 
 
 
The biggest jobhunting mistake of the holiday season. And it's not 'having a liberal arts degree.' That's number two
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
You are the vice-chairman of one of the world's biggest investment banks in a time when the economy is so bad that the government has to bail out banks like yours. Do you C: Get a personalized license plate that reads "2BG2FAIL"
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(MSNBC)
 
 
 
GE decides to focus on making products people want, will spin off NBC
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
Twitter co-founder unveils what he calls "a PayPal for the real world," but if he really wanted to sell this thing to consumers, he'd call it "a PayPal that doesn't suck"
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Just like a call on their network, AT&T's suit against Verizon terminates unexpectedly
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Blackwater founder cutting ties with company, claiming he didn't like "being thrown under the bus" with all those icky Iraqi citizens his employees ran over
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
British complain about astronomical prices charged to skate on outdoor rinks during the winter, ignoring the fact that ice is as rare as a full set of healthy teeth in the UK and is priced accordingly
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
US lost 169,000 jobs in the private sector in November. Screw that--get yourself a government job: the feds are hiring and the cash tap is open
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Distillers told they can no longer run ads claiming that 'alcohol increases attractiveness.' You would have submitted this with a better headline early Sunday morning, but you were trying to chew your arm off at the time
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(STV.tv)
 
 
 
"The pub has become just another dispiriting example of how we have opted for mediocrity and uniformity"
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Survey says AT&T customer satisfaction lowest in +++CARRIER LOST+++
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
To lure shoppers, Walmart cuts price of select video games by 20 percent and is practically giving away Nintendo Wiis in order to hook customers like flounder
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Google manages to pick 3rd worst option out of 2
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Tue December 01, 2009
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Bankers increasingly looking for the tail-end of the recession
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
"Just imagine what WalMart or Goldman Sachs might do if they had access to [the prostitution] industry."
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
Dubai tries to explain its nonpayment of $60 billion in debt. "Guys, the thing is, we totally have the money, and we tried to wire it to you, but you know how banks screw up."
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(JSOnline)
 
 
 
Quote most heard from 87 year old receptionist whose tenure exceeds the CEO: "I'm talking to somebody human?"
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(FOX6Now)
 
 
 
Take out $50,000 on a credit card to invest in theoretical green technology with no real market because John Elway said so...how could I lose?
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Taxpayers bailing out AIG were assured that its insurance division was in good shape. Wrong. Its property and casualty business has a $12 billion shortfall
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(CFO.com)
 
 
 
Congress allows companies to hide losses and use accounting tricks for another decade. What could possibly go wrong?
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(Chron)
 
 
 
Warren Buffett: All cars will be electric in 20 years
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(London Times)
 
 
 
If you had England as the next Western Democracy after Iceland to face bankruptcy, step forward and claim your prize
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(Detroit Free Press)
 
 
 
New government-owned GM startles its own salaried employees by making every day casual-dress day. "Part of the change was inspired to encourage personal decision-making"
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
North Korea sharply revalues currency. With the new exchange rate, it will now take two wons to make a wight
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Oil jumps more than $1 a barrel on news that Iranians seized...a British racing yacht?
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Cyber Monday sales soar as 100 million brave Americans surf for bargains. USA USA USA
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Mon November 30, 2009
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Researchers discover that public sector employees find it easier to decide to have a baby than private sector workers because ... oh, I dunno, they have no real work to do and no one will notice they're gone maybe?
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(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
The latest commie pinko muckracking anticapitalist rag to support scrapping executive bonuses? The Wall Street Journal
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(CBS News)
 
 
 
University of Arizona professor James Rogers advises 15 million Americans to walk away from their home mortgages. Let's see how this works out
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(Breitbart.com)
 
 
 
Government of Dubai: "Dubai World? Doesn't ring a bell. Are they a band? They're in debt, you say? Well, what's that to us?"
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Americans are staying here, and taking the jobs they didn't used to want away from hard working illegal immigrants
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
12 days of Christmas to top out at over $87K this year, $88K if you tip the maids-a-milking for something kind of freaky
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(ABC News)
 
 
 
Japanese consumers discover frugality as their economy tanks, are now buying only new panties out of machines rather than the more expensive soiled ones
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(TechDirt)
 
 
 
"Get Excited and Make Things" The Wil Wheaton Edition
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Barnes & Noble delays shipments of Nooks. Crannies still unaccounted for
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Black Friday numbers worse than expected. Thanks for ruining America, everyone
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(London Times)
 
 
 
Cadbury prefers to be eaten out by Hershey. Kraft reportedly cheesed off
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(CNBC)
 
 
 
And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually. Abu Dhabi agrees to bail out Dubai
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