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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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'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
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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
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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
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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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It's good to have a laugh or chuckle amid all the news about this troubled economic time. So, we're posting some of the best humor we can find from the Web and your suggestions. We hope the jokes and items below lighten your load. Keep smiling!

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What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...