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Forbes lists 15 wealthiest fictional characters

Apr 14, 2010
In case you ever wondered how the fortunes of Beverly Hillbilly Jed Clampett sized up to Batman's, Forbes has done the ground work with "The Forbes...
Posted In: Forbes
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More restaurants serve up oatmeal

Apr 13, 2010
You might have heard Stacey Vanek-Smith's report on how fast-food chains are stepping up their games when it comes to providing breakfast. NPD...
Posted In: breakfast, oatmeal
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Facebook revamps safety center

Apr 13, 2010
Facebook is retooling its safety information center to better protect its 400 million users worldwide. The redesigned Safety Center comes with new...
Posted In: Facebook
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Louis Vuitton sales jump

Apr 13, 2010
Bought any Louis Vuitton lately?...
Posted In: Louis Vuitton
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H-1B visa applications down

Apr 13, 2010
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting H-1B Visa petitions on the 1st of April. But as of April 8th, the agency had only...
Posted In: H-1B visas
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A device to heighten the virtual experience

Apr 13, 2010
Japanese researchers have developed a new robotic device that allows users to "feel," by producing heartbeat patterns to evoke different emotions,...
Posted In: robotics, technology
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Twitter rolls out test advertising program

Apr 13, 2010
Twitter is going the way of Google AdSense and elevating the status of certain tweets sent from advertisers when users do a search. Twitter users...
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In mourning, Poland faces tough rebuilding questions

Apr 12, 2010
Poland is in mourning after a plane crash Saturday killed the European nation's president, lawmakers, key officials, and military chiefs. Now...
Posted In: Poland
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Conan back on late night -- on TBS

Apr 12, 2010
Are you with Coco? After Conan O'Brien was ousted from NBC's "Tonight Show," many speculated that he would head over to the Fox network. But in a...
Posted In: Conan O'Brien, late night talk shows
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Magazine to publish 'black list' of worst companies

Apr 12, 2010
Corporate Responsibility Magazine has spent over a decade publishing a list of the 100 best corporate citizens. But for its April-May issue, which...
Posted In: transparency, worst companies

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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...