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Technology is the new retail therapy

Aug 18, 2008
Americans love technology, and the stats are proving it. Consumer electronic sales 4.8 in July, according to U.S. government estimates. The...
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I deflate you kindly and anonymously

Aug 15, 2008
Web applications and sites seem to be good for a lot of things, like bringing friends together, enabling anonymous misanthropic deeds, or in the...
Posted In: alienation, Garfield, Internet, NiceCritic
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Ex-Apple lawyer settles backdating case

Aug 15, 2008
Steve Jobs has taken heat in the past for Apple's backdating scandal, but now former Apple lawyer Nancy Heinen is sharing that spotlight. Heinen...
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Spain eliminates wealth tax

Aug 14, 2008
Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero pledged last year to eliminate the country's wealth tax if re-elected, which brings in around 1...
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Heat pump business is hot, naturally

Aug 13, 2008
Increasing energy costs have made geothermal heat pumps an attractive solution to heating buildings. The New York Times reports business is booming...
Posted In: energy, heat pumps, sustainability
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iPhone coming to Best Buy

Aug 13, 2008
From the Associated Press:...
Posted In: apple, Best Buy, iPhone
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Money can't buy you love, but . . .

Aug 13, 2008
It can buy you Beatles memorabilia. When once Beatles manager Brian Epstein signed a contract with the band on October 1, 1962, he became entitled...
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High-speed Net service hits slowdown

Aug 12, 2008
Wired's "Epicenter" blog has an item based on reports out this week that say Americans' adoption of broadband service hit a seven-year low last...
Posted In: broadband, Internet
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Hydrogen vehicles go cross-country

Aug 12, 2008
A two-week road trip from Portland, Me., to Los Angeles is underway to show the commercial viability of hydrogen-fueled vehicles....
Posted In: hydrogen, road tour
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$100 billion to Iraq War contractors

Aug 12, 2008
The New York Times reports total spending on contractors since the war began could reach $100 billion this year. A congressional report due out...

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What deflation is and why it's the worst dog ever

This story illustrates the fallacies of orthodox economic theory, which has obvious logical inconsistencies that cannot be reconciled. The idea...

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What do students actually learn in college?

The value of a Harvard degree is that it gives the buyer a gold plate, whether he/she is talented or not. Sara Lawrence has to compete with this,...

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What deflation is and why it's the worst dog ever

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Your "dog" deflation story prompted me to actually set up an account for Market Place, just so I could comment. First...

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Milwaukee locals want to bring Pabst back

If Pabst does not brew its own beer then how can it claim to be the largest American owned brewery? I thought that Yuengling passed Samuel Adams...