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The Trader and St. Peter

Nov 11, 2008
A minister dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy dressed in a very sharp suit....
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Mergers and Consolidations

Nov 4, 2008
Because of the ongoing market turmoil, several companies are merging in order to survive. Some results of these mergers:...
Posted In: 3M, consolidtations, fedex, goodyear, mergers
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Stripped of value

Oct 24, 2008
From the Daily Show with John Stewart......
Posted In: AIG, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley
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Some things never change

Oct 24, 2008
This comes from Mark Twain, but still applies ......
Posted In: Mark Twain, months
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He's got a million of 'em . . .

Oct 24, 2008
From Jay Leno, NBC's Tonight Show:...
Posted In: Jay Leno, Lehman Brothers, unemployed
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Heard across the pond . . .

Oct 24, 2008
From the U.K ......
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Balance sheets, Bush and Bentley . . .

Oct 24, 2008
Jokes collected by The New York Times' Freakonomics blog from its readers ......
Posted In: balance sheets, Bentley, Bush, Lehman Brothers

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About this collection

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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The secret life of a food stamp

Your article makes a lot of sense. Without the help of food stamps these people that are spending money at Walmart would be on the streets,...

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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...