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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

Judge dismisses LIBOR lawsuits against big banks

Mar 29, 2013
This afternoon, a federal judge in New York dismissed a big chunk of the lawsuits against banks involved in the LIBOR scandal.
Posted In: LIBOR, libor scandal

German mechanics total a rare Mercedes-Benz 300 CL

Mar 28, 2013
They had just finished restoring the vintage vehicle.
Posted In: car

U.S. housing department plans 7-day shutdown due to sequester

Mar 27, 2013
The Department of Housing and Urban Development chooses total shutdown over furloughs.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

2014 Winter Olympics start stockpiling snow

Mar 26, 2013
A ski resort in Sochi, Russia -- site of the 2014 Winter Olympics -- is worried about having enough snow on the ground when the games begin in February.
Posted In: Olympics

Yahoo acquires Summly, which was created by a 15-year-old

Mar 25, 2013
Yahoo spent $30 million today to buy a news-aggregating app called Summly, which was created by Nick D'Aloisio when he was 15 years old.
Posted In: Summly, Yahoo, Nick D'Aloisio

U.K. flies more than a million dollars cash to Cyprus

Mar 19, 2013
A British air force plane was loaded up with cold hard cash and flown to Cyprus for the British military there.
Posted In: cyprus

FBI solves 1990 Boston art heist

Mar 18, 2013
The art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is considered one of history's biggest.
Posted In: art

Too much food and beauty on Oprah's TV channel?

Mar 15, 2013
Canadian telecommunications regulators say the Oprah Winfrey Network is neglecting educational programming.
Posted In: Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, OWN

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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.