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Airlines ground small jets

Nov 25, 2011
Dinky airplanes are being phased out due to soaring fuel prices.
Posted In: airline industry
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Neuromarketing?

Nov 24, 2011
Biometrics and Black Friday.
Posted In: shopping, Black Friday, Science
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For car buyers, size matters

Nov 23, 2011
Sales of compact cars are about to eclipse those of mid-size cars, and that's a good thing.
Posted In: car, auto market, auto prices, gas mileage
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Legislating airline baggage fees

Nov 22, 2011
Congress will consider letting your first bag fly free.
Posted In: airplane travel, travel costs, TSA
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'Chicken feed' loses meaning

Nov 21, 2011
Tyson Foods profits took a dive due to higher grain costs.
Posted In: chicken, Agriculture, food costs
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Recession meanz Heinz

Nov 18, 2011
Squeezed by rising commodities prices and falling demand in the U.S., Heinz is responding by appealing to cost-conscious consumers
Posted In: recession, heinz, commodities, consumer, Retail, Food, ketchup, Earnings
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So much for the golden years

Nov 17, 2011
Most Americans believe their retirement won’t come early or be particularly comfortable.
Posted In: Retirement, Work, retirement savings
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Job searches, style changes drive apparel sales

Nov 16, 2011
Apparel sales are up, and this time it's men who are buying more. Retailers say the need to dress for job searches are driving men to shop more.
Posted In: sales, Retail, apparel, recession, job search, Jobs
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Why your Internet connection is so *#$@!' slow

Nov 15, 2011
We've all suffered from BDDS at one time or another. Back-to-Dialup Delay Syndrome strikes during the peak hours of 8:45-10:45 in the evening. And Netflix gets a big chunk of the blame!
Posted In: web, online, netflix, Internet, broadband, streaming
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Is the Macy's tree a portent of economic doom?

Nov 14, 2011
The Macy's Christmas tree snapped today. The last time that happened in 2004, we had five straight years of GDP decline. Now I of course, I know that's not a serious economic indicator! I'm just saying...
Posted In: Economy christmas tree Macy's

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