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Jefferson County, Ala. starts to get out of the sewer

Jun 4, 2013
Somehow, Jamie Dimon and company are winning in the story of a mess of sewer bonds.
Posted In: Alabama, bankruptcy, Muni Bonds

Tired of paying to check your bags? Here's one solution.

Jun 3, 2013
Paying for your airplane bags in bulk?
Posted In: Travel, Travel luggage, airplane travel

What do asteroids and the Federal Reserve have in common?

May 31, 2013
QE2. Quantitative easing or an asteroid?
Posted In: asteroid, space, Federal Reserve, quantitative easing

New entries in the AP Stylebook: 'Flash mob,' 'Google Hangout'

May 30, 2013
The go-to manual for print media turns 60 this year.
Posted In: media, journalism, Associated Press

Soon, an app to tell you when your microwave popcorn is ready

May 29, 2013
It'll listen to the bag popping in the microwave and algorithmically tell you exactly when to take it out.
Posted In: popcorn, food and drink

Have lunch with Warren Buffett, starting at $25,000

May 28, 2013
Mr. Buffett auctions off a lunch date with himself every year. Bidding begins at $25,000.
Posted In: Warren Buffett

Vintage Apple computer sells for $668,000

May 27, 2013
The computer sold for only $666 back in the '70s.
Posted In: apple, steve jobs

Nine-year-old gives McDonald's CEO a talking to

May 24, 2013
Hannah Robertson showed up at the McDonald's shareholder meeting with her mother yesterday, and lined up at the mic during Q&A time.
Posted In: McDonald's

Good years for cicadas have been good years for stocks

May 23, 2013
According to Marketwatch, cicadas may serve as decent market forecasters.
Posted In: cicadas, alternative indicators

Hold the spoon -- World Nutella Day back on after being called off

May 21, 2013
Nutella-maker Ferrero called for an end to the day celebrating the chocolate hazelnut treat, then backed off.
Posted In: nutella, Food

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