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Want to drive a NYC taxi? It could cost you $1 million

Oct 21, 2011
This final note today. Taxicabs are a regular sight along New York City's busy streets. But you can't drive one without a taxi medallion, an alum...
Posted In: taxi, New York City

The Real World: Zuccotti Park?

Oct 20, 2011
This final note today, which is either the beginning of the end of Occupy Wall Street, or its rise to a place in the cultural firmament. MTV is s...
Posted In: Final Note, Occupy Wall Street

Remember Black Monday?

Oct 19, 2011
This final note today. A couple of 'em actually....
Posted In: Final Note, Wall Street

Apple reports fourth quarter results

Oct 18, 2011
This final note today, which can properly be filed under the 'What the heck does Wall Street know, anyway?' label. Apple reported fourth quarter...
Posted In: apple, Final Note

Mattel in talks to buy Thomas the Tank Engine

Oct 17, 2011
This final note today, just to prove not all mergers and acquisitions are mercenary and money-grubbing. The Wall Street Journal reports today Ma...
Posted In: Final Note

Fitch downgrades two Euro banks, puts others on watchlist

Oct 13, 2011
This final note today, your every-now-and-then reminder that banks are still shaky, despite the billions in profits JPMorgan Chase reported this...
Posted In: Banks, downgrade, Final Note

AIG has a new (ironic) product

Oct 12, 2011
This final note today....
Posted In: AIG, Final Note

More young children playing video games

Oct 11, 2011
A final note today, which can only be filed under 'this week's sign the apocalypse is upon us.'
Posted In: Final Note, video games

Joe the Plumber wants to be Joe the Congressman

Oct 10, 2011
This final note today, dateline Toledo, Ohio....
Posted In: Final Note

America losing its homeowners

Oct 7, 2011
This final note today. We added jobs in September, but we're losing something else in this economy: Homeowners. The Census Bureau said earlier ...
Posted In: Final Note, housing market

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Have you ever wondered why you can buy a whole rotisserie-cooked chicken at the grocery store cheaper than a pack of two frozen chicken breasts? Or why hotels give you a mending kit but no toothbrush? What does the YKK mean on all of your zippers? Who invented the foam finger? If you’re like us, you’ve got a lot of questions about the small, simple, brilliant and ubiquitous things in the world of business, and we want to help answer them for you.