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Oops...Miami Herald Macy's ad congratulates Heat on being 'NBA champions'

Jun 14, 2011
And now, from the Marketplace "Dewey Defeats Truman" Mistaken Headline Desk, we bring you "Congratulations Miami!" The Miami Herald ran a nearly...
Posted In: Heat, LeBron, Miami, misprints, Sports

American Airlines the big winner in NBA finals

May 30, 2011
The NBA Finals start tomorrow, and most fans probably have a team they are hoping wins - either the Dallas Mavericks or the Miami Heat. There is...
Posted In: business of sports, NBA

Oprah tapes celebrity-studded farewell spectacular

May 20, 2011
Oprah Winfrey recorded her last show this week -- a star-studded Chicago gala celebrating her extensive career. Oprah was visibly emotional as c...
Posted In: Oprah, Oprah Winfrey

Birth certificate turned campaign merchandise

May 19, 2011
People asked to see it, now you can wear it. The campaign to re-elect Barack Obama is selling t-shirts on its website that show the president's ...
Posted In: Barack Obama, campaign contribution

Wis. man set to consume 25,000th Big Mac

May 17, 2011
One man, 39 years, 25,000 Big Macs. That's right. Meet Don Gorske -- the self proclaimed "Mac Daddy," and lover of all things under a seeded bun...
Posted In: big mac, burger, Dan Gorske, McDonalds

Meet the winner of the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championship

May 16, 2011
Elmar Weisser has claimed the title of world's best beard after impressing the competition's judges with his stylized facial hair -- featuring a ...
Posted In: competition, German, mustache, Norway

'The Dude's' cardigan up for auction

May 11, 2011
Since its 1998 debut, The Big Lebowski has been a cult classic -- from an entire movie of quotable lines ("Obviously you are not a golfer"), to t...
Posted In: hollywood, Jeff Bridges, movies, The Big Lebowski

Now you too can drink like a Founding Father

May 9, 2011
The New York Public Library has published a handwritten recipe for "small beer" by none other than Founding Father George Washington. The recipe...
Posted In: beer, Food, George Washington, New York Public Library

Place your bets - it's wedding time

Apr 28, 2011
With the royal wedding of William and Kate a mere 24 hours away, it seems like everyone is getting in on the action -- TV stations, designers, sh...
Posted In: Kate Middleton, Prince Williams, Queen, Royal wedding

Baseball pitching robot is not ready for the big leagues

Apr 21, 2011
Meet PhillieBot, the one-armed, three-wheeled robot that threw out the first pitch of the Brewers-Phillies game yesterday as part of Science Day ...
Posted In: baseball, Philadelphia, Sports

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About this collection

A special series from the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk looking at the demographics of the growing income gap. For instance, based on sales data from the last few months of 2012, we know that Toyota is the go-to car brand for people making about the median household income. Similar data exists about commute times, home ownership and all sorts of information.