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Sun July 18, 2010
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(BBC) Scary If you think American banks are eager to screw you over, be grateful you don't live in Dubai  (bbc.co.uk) (60)
(AL.com) Obvious After studying how NOAA silences their scientists by gagging them if they want federal grants, BP follows suit and gets their oil spill "expert witness" list ready. Who says you can't buy scientific research?  (blog.al.com) (84)
(The New York Times) Hero Whilst everyone is biatching about Fannie and Freddie, the guy that oversees both companies is trying like hell to get our taxpayer money back from Wall Street for ripping us off. Get that man a beer  (nytimes.com) (35)
(Examiner) Amusing Apple says all smart phones have antenna issues, RIM says thats bull hockey pal and our phones don't need special cases, Google Android phone makers release a phone with a phased array radar antenna,3 cameras and built in beer dispenser  (examiner.com) (174)

Sat July 17, 2010
(Telegraph) Weird We've heard of chocoholics, but this is ridiculous  (telegraph.co.uk) (74)
(Boston Globe) Strange Wal-Mart runs radio ads urging Massachusetts voters to support repeal of law requiring price stickers on each item in a grocery store  (boston.com) (76)
(The Register) Followup Dell would very much like to pay off the SEC to stop their investigation  (theregister.co.uk) (19)
(News.com.au) Strange "Trading in shares on the stock market requires certain skills and expertise and to expect this from deities would not be proper"  (news.com.au) (39)
(The Consumerist) Fail Longtime Verizon customer preorders his Droid X. When he goes to the store, he's told the four on hold are for new customers only. That's the price of loyalty, I suppose  (consumerist.com) (37)
(USA Today) Hero Thomas Bloch leaves the board of H&R Block, hurling feces at the company on his way out the door  (usatoday.com) (29)
(Wall Street Journal) Interesting Now that Fannie and Freddie back 96.5% of the new home loans in the country some think it might be a good idea to figure out what to do with them  (online.wsj.com) (19)
(Yahoo) Asinine Baskin-Robbins retires French Vanilla  (buzz.yahoo.com) (162)
(Reuters) Fail Eight more U.S. banks crash and burn. Tally for the year now at 96  (reuters.com) (19)

Fri July 16, 2010
(The Street) Spiffy Tesla signs agreement with Toyota to produce an electric RAV4  (thestreet.com) (35)
(AZCentral) Fail FDIC took over two more institutions this week while we weren't paying attention, bringing the total to 80  (azcentral.com) (12)
(Newsweek) Scary Have a smart phone? You do? Oh, so you support genocide then  (newsweek.com) (58)
(Newser) Obvious First impression of the new paywall around the Times and Sunday Times news sites: "Wow, where did everyone go?"  T-Shirt  (newser.com) (32)
(Guardian.com) Spiffy Scha·den·freu·de (noun) - Goldman Sachs' $550m payoff to the SEC opens them up to billions in lawsuits from just about every client they've ever had  (guardian.co.uk) (19)
(Fox News) Spiffy This gives a whole new meaning to the term "wine rack"  (foxnews.com) (163)
(AOL News) Interesting Goldman Sachs gives up five sacks of cash to the Feds, gets 30 sacks of cash in return  (aolnews.com) (33)
(USA Today) Interesting Congress rewrote the rulebook in their financial overhaul. Here's what it means to you  (usatoday.com) (48)
(Slate) Interesting Where the ƒ₪¢₭ do our currency symbols come from?  (slate.com) (51)
(BBC) Obvious 1 in 5 British workers will feign illness to skip work, as opposed to 1 in 25 workers throughout the rest of Europe. "These are probably conservative figures, considering the number of people who do not admit to faking sickness"  (bbc.co.uk) (50)
(Telegraph) Unlikely No matter how entertaining the ads are, Old Spice will never make a comeback because "the smell of Old Spice is still absolutely disgusting"  (telegraph.co.uk) (368)
(Newsweek) Interesting The real Mad Men of the 60s  (newsweek.com) (21)

Thu July 15, 2010
(The Consumerist) Misc Who steals 5% of the smartphone market from AT&T? Verizon does  (consumerist.com) (64)
(BBC) Obvious Tobacco giant Philip Morris warned over child labor on Kazakh tobacco farms, talks not expected to stunt company's growth  (bbc.co.uk) (8)
(Some Guy) Obvious "Once banks realized that overdraft fees could be a cash cow, they developed 'fee-harvesting' software which reorganizes the order of your checking transactions to maximize the number of overdraft fees"  (truth-out.org) (91)
(The New York Times) Interesting Goldman Sachs agrees to pay 15 minutes worth of profits in order to settle claims with the SEC  (dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com) (16)
(Marketwatch) Followup Dear Penthouse Forum, Jackpot  (marketwatch.com) (16)
(Fox Business) Scary $960 billion. 6.6% of the GDP of the United States. Is it a) the cost of the TARP bailout b) the cost of healthcare reform, or C) the amount of off balance sheet assets Citigroup holds?  (emac.blogs.foxbusiness.com) (32)
(Some Guy) Ironic Apple's paranoia may have led to antenna issue: "Given its proclivity to secrecy, it is possible that Apple required all test units to have a case, which would render the issue undetectable"  (seekingalpha.com) (40)
(The Consumerist) Silly Tiny violin sales skyrocket after BP exec says coffee spill parody video hurts BP employees' feelings  T-Shirt  (consumerist.com) (38)
(The New York Times) Dumbass Joe Biden, Ben Bernanke, Christina Romer... It's not an economic policy, it's a farking clown car  (nytimes.com) (15)
(CNN) Sick JP Morgan Chase earns $4.8 billion in profits. Meanwhile, subby found 4.8 dollars in his couch this quarter  (money.cnn.com) (28)
(ABC News) Dumbass Airline executive says luggage is "not essential" for vacations  (abcnews.go.com) (310)
(Free Press) Unlikely GM, which recenty lowered the 230 mpg estimate on Chevy Volt battery, now gurantees battery will last 8 years. Tag for odds that GM will be around in 8 years to pay up  (freep.com) (72)
(Google) Asinine On Friday the USPS is issuing new stamps featuring newspaper comic strip characters. They have decided that the best way to honor something nobody reads anymore is with something nobody uses anymore  (google.com) (84)
(LA Times) Sad Foreclosures up 38%, but only 1% in California, because every home there has already been foreclosed  (latimes.com) (142)
(BusinessWeek) Interesting Bad news: "Foreclosures haven't peaked," according to RealtyTrac  (businessweek.com) (166)
(CNN) Interesting Good news: "Foreclosures have peaked," according to RealtyTrac  (money.cnn.com) (13)
(Marketwatch) Spiffy Abracadabra, Steve Miller takes the reigns at AIG. Go on, take the money and run  (marketwatch.com) (30)
(CNN) Interesting Not news: Last year the airlines made $7.9 billion. FARK: In baggage and reservation fees  (cnn.com) (39)

Wed July 14, 2010
(USA Today) Fail GM fails at math, building cars people want, turning a profit, etc  (content.usatoday.com) (66)
(Gawker) Interesting The Trouble at Twitter Inc  (valleywag.gawker.com) (55)
(The New York Times) Obvious Labor Department discovers that unpaid internships can be an unethical bait-and-switch game where companies manipulate kids into giving away hours of free labor without giving any experience of merit in return  (nytimes.com) (94)
(Yahoo) Unlikely Ohio woman claims she's filled out over 21,000 job applications during her two years of unemployment  (news.yahoo.com) (78)
(Some Guy) Obvious Civilian market for unmanned drones not taking off  (nationaldefensemagazine.org) (38)
(National Review) Obvious "Private enterprise is wary, hesitant, even frightened, but nevertheless hard pressed to demonstrate in concrete fashion how Obama has quite ruined them in just 18 months"  (article.nationalreview.com) (96)
(Yahoo) Obvious Oil holds at $77 a barrel on news that the law of supply and demand is no longer a fundamental concept of economics  (news.yahoo.com) (14)
(Washington Post) Obvious Ordering a pizza makes you qualified to screen people for bombs  (voices.washingtonpost.com) (30)
(Wall Street Journal) Obvious The Wall Street Journal has the gall to suggest that spending is the cause of deficits  (online.wsj.com) (120)
(Yahoo) Obvious Retailers' inventories up nearly 1% in June after Americans stop buying things  (finance.yahoo.com) (17)

Tue July 13, 2010
(Yahoo) Obvious This just in: All those four or five blade razors you see for sale out in the stores are a giant rip off  (finance.yahoo.com) (257)
(NPR) Interesting Germans have such faith in the ready-to-crash put-up job that is the euro that the country has two dozen regional currencies  (npr.org) (70)
(Chicago Sun-Times) Followup Remember the columnist who said that children giving away lemonade are ruining the country? Well, he's back  (suntimes.com) (121)
(Free Press) Spiffy A safer automobile for $10 - $15 per vehicle? Ford can't see why not  (freep.com) (84)
(BBC) Obvious First-home buying is tougher for Scots than other Brits, mostly due to disputes over where to pen the sheep  (news.bbc.co.uk) (28)
(USA Today) Spiffy J.C. Penney's latest marketing strategy looks to show-and-tell shopping videos posted by teens on YouTube. Millions of dollars worth of advertising for a few $250 to $1,000 gift cards. Somebody earned their Chrismas bonus this year  (usatoday.com) (13)
(kgwn.tv) Sad Wells Fargo announced that it is eliminating 4,000 jobs. On the bright side, it's a great time if you're looking to hire a stagecoach driver  (kgwn.tv) (41)

Mon July 12, 2010
(My Fox DC) Interesting Today: Consumer Reports cannot recommend iPhone 4. Tomorrow: Everyone at Consumer Reports found dead  (myfoxdc.com) (65)
(CNN) Obvious Money says the best place to live is called Eden, on the prairie  (money.cnn.com) (72)
(Newsweek) Interesting Washington's failure to fix the US economy is forcing private business to fix themselves; It's the "break a few plates to get out of doing the dishes" strategy  (newsweek.com) (35)
(Reuters) Asinine Analysis: We've turned another corner in the euro zone crisis, coming full-circle  (reuters.com) (17)
(Examiner) Cool For $5800, GM will let you come to their factory and help them build your own Corvette engine. Bringing a few mechanics from Ford is optional but recommended  T-Shirt  (examiner.com) (84)
(LA Times) Unlikely US should emulate Canada to get out of the recession. First step: Find a rich industrial nation of 300 million to put on America's southern border and buy our goods  (latimes.com) (57)
(The New York Times) Spiffy Hugh Hefner and a private equity company offer to buy Playboy's stock and take the company private, just as generations of men and teen boys have done with the magazine  (dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com) (18)
(Wired) Spiffy Shake it up: The Etch-A-Sketch is 50 today  (wired.com) (56)
(The New York Times) Interesting Thanks to the internet every business is shortening their name. This link brought to you by DC's fk.cm  (nytimes.com) (84)
(Guardian.com) Interesting If you are in the market to buy an oil company at fire sale prices, you better move quick before the Chinese and Middle Easterners have snapped it up  (guardian.co.uk) (21)

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