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Sun September 19, 2010
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, gold prices hit record high of $1,280 an ounce. That's a lot of booty, matey
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(Patriot Ledger)
 
 
 
Thanks to "cash for clunkers" it will be three to four years before people can afford used cars again
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Pencil sales continue to rise. Newspapers who write filler articles about pencil sales, not so much
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(gigaom.com)
 
 
 
Fark.com's Drew Curtis tells us why tech startups outside tech cities aren't totally farked
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(The New York Times)
 
 
 
Complete tool dead at 89
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Sat September 18, 2010
(UPI)
 
 
 
Just do it... unless you're a swarm of bedbugs, of course
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
Best Buy CEO: When I said the iPad is reducing notebook sales by 50%, I just meant netbooks. And I didn't mean by 50%
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(Honolulu Star-Advertiser)
 
 
 
Proof the American Dream is still alive: Woman goes from living in a van on the beach to selling her business for $91 million
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Fri September 17, 2010
(SFGate)
 
 
 
99¢ Only store hit with $400,000 fine. That's a LOT of decades-old containers of generic iced tea mix
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(Forbes)
 
 
 
The serially divorcing billionaire on his fourth trophy wife is a unicorn
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
With generic drugs cutting into profits, "vaccines are increasingly regarded as a key revenue generator" for larger drugmakers. Oh, and the children. It's all about the children
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Thu September 16, 2010
(Quad City Times)
 
 
 
Department of Labor accuses Tyson foods of being too chicken to hire women
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(CNBC)
 
 
 
August was the hottest month ever, when talking about foreclosures
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Just because a diet drug causes tumors in rats is no reason to keep it off the market
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
GE responds to one man's desperate Twitter cry for help
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
To celebrate doubling its first quarter profit, FedEx will terminate 1,700 jobs
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(SeattlePI)
 
 
 
Waiters list restaurant manners they would like customers to follow: keep your phone off the table before there is an "accident," remember to tell your server you want change back and listen to your all-mighty server
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Designer folds
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Japanese Prime Minister, Punxsutawney Kan, emerges from his hole and sees his shadow in the forex market. 20 more years of economic stagnation
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Coming to a store near you: Giant kegs of self-serve wine. That noise you hear is your liver screaming for mercy
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Jobs are being created, if we count temporary poll workers and those guys who wash your windshield and drug dealers and pimps and muggers to replace the census workers we pretended were a job resurgence last quarter
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(Montreal Gazette)
 
 
 
Do you read the fine print? That's okay, neither does ESPN after they had to pull one children's shirt design over 'obscene language'
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(CNN)
 
 
 
If you are the power company that asked for and got $5 million to fix the pipeline that recently killed 8 people, but instead gave those funds to executives, the public would like to have a word with you
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Wed September 15, 2010
(WGAL 8)
 
 
 
New financial regulations are finally starting to make themselves felt -- in the form of new fees
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(Boston Herald)
 
 
 
Banks should pay to help bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because they sold them bad mortgages says the government which reiterated that home buyers must still follow the quaint old `buyer beware' principle
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(CNN)
 
 
 
Japan calls for reining in yen. Guy in the back says "What?"
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
"Chuck E. Cheese's..where kids can ingest small batteries from our faulty toys." Hrm, doesn't have the same ring to it
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(LA Times)
 
 
 
From the not so shocking department, it turns out that "payday lenders", who strip away the wealth of ordinary Americans", are actually financed by some of the biggest banks in the U.S
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(Chicago Breaking News)
 
 
 
Sony brings back the Walkman, as Ford mulls over the Edsel
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Verizon Wireless will do anything to get their former customers back, including innovative calling techniques that would get the rest of us thrown in jail for stalking
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Tough new EU financial regulations require traders to "for the love of god, at least put some pants on" before selling stocks
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
Time Warner Cable decides to compensate their having to pay more to air Disney's cable channels by offering more showings of Snow White Does the Seven Dwarfs
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(Boston Herald)
 
 
 
FAA says over the past three years, 87 pilots have been a little too fond of movies about gladiators
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Need more proof shiny discs are an endangered species? Best Buy is cutting back on DVD and CD space
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(Important Media)
 
 
 
Audi's name for its new electric car means "excrement" in French. Oh, merde
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Tue September 14, 2010
(New York Daily News)
 
 
 
As part of a deal for the city to renew their cable television franchises for another 10 years, Time Warner and Cablevision have agreed to spend $10 million to construct WiFi service in parks across NYC but will limit users to
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(Toledo Blade)
 
 
 
"I don't see how it went down that much in those years. It should have gone up," Says woman who refinanced her house in 2004 for $145,000 and is trying to sell it for $90,000
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(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Starbucks bows to customer complaints and promises they will no longer burn their beans. Wait, no, I'm sorry they're putting Tall back on the menu
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Too big to fail global banks will collapse between now and first quarter 2011. The really too big to fail banks are still okay though
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(Some Slick Marketers)
 
 
 
As consumption of high fructose corn syrup reaches 20-year low over concerns about heath and obesity, its producers want new name: corn sugar
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Tired of being embarassed in fancy resturants when your credit card is declined? Well worry no more, now you can have two credit cards in one
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(Some shiny bikes)
 
 
 
Harley workers upset that their $30+ per hour jobs were saved instead of letting the company move elsewhere
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Upon further review, Department of Veterans Affairs struck a secret deal in 1999 to allow Prudential to turn the death benefits of U.S. service members into a $662 million hedge fund
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(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Best Buy profit up 60% as people are still paying for warranties on those $100 Monster Cables
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(Fox 4 KC)
 
 
 
Sears comes to realize that selling shirts with GOTCHA below the twin towers was a pretty stupid idea
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
"Buffett, Ballmer Predict Bright Economic Future" You misspelled 'blight'
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Toyota ready to release six more hybrids, says nobody can stop them now
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(Toronto Star)
 
 
 
"Canadian Economy Saunters When It Could Lope." As long as it doesn't mosey when it could gallivant. A meander would be more worrisome than a beeline -- and prancing is right out
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(NACS Online)
 
 
 
Is craft beer America's new wine? Absolutely, says Jim Koch. "The high-end is migrating from an old model, which is brands got prestige and image status from being from somewhere else"
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(Reuters)
 
 
 
Why the WSJ magazine sucks
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Mon September 13, 2010
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
List of nearly 300 supermarket categories in 2009-10 has carbonated soft drinks at #1 position, with whopping $12 billion in sales. On the lighter side, just $3.7 million worth of lard was sold
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(cheese)
 
 
 
Kraft improves the cheesiness of mac 'n cheese because they love you.... oh yes they do
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
Wonderbra to unveil 20ft 3D billboard in an aim to boost, er, uh, sales
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(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Good news, everyone. Basel III has determined that banks can resume lending pretty much all of their money with only a minor capital reserve cushion. Welcome to the next Boom & Bust cycle
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(BBC)
 
 
 
Recession's over: executive bonuses are back to pre-crisis levels. Now those of you with jobs, get back to them
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