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American Airlines grounded; economists make Excel mistake

Apr 16, 2013
A computer glitch and an Excel mistake each made today's news.
Posted In: American Airlines, economists, Economics

The average American takes 13 hours to file taxes

Apr 15, 2013
A full 13 hours to comply with the tax code, gathering receipts, reading the rules, and filling out forms the IRS requires.
Posted In: Taxes

BBC to play anti-Thatcher 'Ding Dong' song in countdown

Apr 12, 2013
The "Wizard of Oz" song "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" has been adopted by anti-Margaret Thatcherites, who urged people in the U.K. to buy the song this week after Thatcher died.
Posted In: Margaret Thatcher

A third of Americans like doing their taxes

Apr 11, 2013
Thirty-four percent of Americans "like or love" doing their taxes, according to a new survey from the Pew Center for the People and the Press.
Posted In: Taxes

Obama chooses between cigarettes, soda and booze

Apr 10, 2013
In his budget, the president chose to tax one sin more than others.
Posted In: Taxes, budget, cigarettes

NCAA barred Louisville men's team from supporting women's team

Apr 9, 2013
The 2013 NCAA men's basketball championship team from Louisville were told that going to see Louisville's women's championship game would be "an improper benefit."
Posted In: NCAA

Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello dead at 70

Apr 8, 2013
Annette Funicello was America's beach blanket sweetheart, and before that a Disney Mousketeer.
Posted In: Obits

The latest fashion trend: Pajama bottoms as daywear

Apr 5, 2013
Trendsetters, take note: sales of men's pajamas bottoms have jumped 15 percent in the last year.
Posted In: fashion

A tale of two paycuts

Apr 3, 2013
One was voluntary, the other was not.
Posted In: salary, JC Penney, Barack Obama

What's the world most stolen food?

Apr 2, 2013
It's especially a hot commodity in Europe.
Posted In: cheese, theft