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But recovery!! Retailers of all stripes sing holiday blues

January 10, 2014
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The Obama disaster continues. At least he had a nice vacation.

Several major retailers got hit with serious cases of the post-holiday blues on Thursday as their after-hours stock prices tumbled after a challenging holiday season.

Familiar retail chains — including Sears and J.C. Penney — saw stock prices decline in after-hours trading...

Food, beverage companies slash calories in obesity fight

January 9, 2014
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So much for choice and self-control.

A voluntary effort by the world’s largest food and beverage companies to remove billions of calories from the products they sell in the United States to help combat the nation’s obesity epidemic has far exceeded its five-year goal, according to an independent evaluation released on Thursday.

via ...

Company VP Ann Dieleman sues Google over corporate photo mocked on Sexy Execs website

January 8, 2014
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The senior vice-president of a legal insurance company is suing Google over her corporate photo and mocking comments that were published on a satirical website.

SexyExecs.blogspot.com is a Google-hosted blog that takes company headshots of business executives and adds humorous, sometimes offensive, commentary.

Ann Dieleman, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at ARAG...

Oh Noes!! Kraft warns of Velveeta shortage

January 8, 2014
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Plus, it made great Trout bait when I was growing up!

According to Ad Age, Kraft Foods Group is “grappling with a Velveeta shortage just as the dip season kicks into full gear.”  They cite reports of a shortage at a few East Coast grocery stores, although its unclear if the shortage...

GOP Consultant Brian Walsh’s Very, Very Unhappy New Year

January 7, 2014
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For the record, I don’t personally know GOP consultant Brian Walsh and he’s probably a decent human being. Unfortunately he popped up on my radar as a particularly hypocritical establishment type who then got up in my face once on Twitter, thereby putting a target on his back. That’s some...

Six odd and crazy technologies at CES

January 7, 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) — Smartphones can control drones, speeding robots, cameras and the temperature of your master bathroom. That’s just some of the technology on display in Las Vegas this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show.

via Six odd and crazy technologies at CES – CNN.com.

JPMorgan to pay government $1.7 billion to settle Madoff allegations

January 7, 2014
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The Justice Department announced Tuesday a $1.7 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase to resolve allegations that the behemoth bank did not warn the government of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.

via JPMorgan to pay government $1.7 billion to settle Madoff allegations – The Washington Post.

“Unexpectedly” – Services in U.S. Expand at Slower Pace Than Forecast

January 6, 2014
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Service industries unexpectedly grew at a slower pace in December, a sign that some parts of the U.S. economy are improving in fits and starts.

The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index fell to a six-month low of 53 from 53.9 in November, the Tempe, Arizona-based group reported today. The median...

TGI Fridays fined a hefty $500k for booze switching in N.J.

August 2, 2013
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The TGI Fridays restaurants fined $500,000 for charging their customers top shelf booze prices, but giving them the cheap booze in their beverages, are all owned by the same group in New Jersey. This fine is a result of the states Operation Swill, which found that 13 TGI Fridays were...

Paul Ryan Disses Obama’s grand Scam, I mean, bargain for Big Business

July 30, 2013
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Via USAToday: 

Today, in a speech in Chattanooga, Tenn, President Obama said hes interested in tax reform for corporations — but not for families or small businesses.

Once again, the president is playing favorites.It isnt the first time. He wants to give some businesses relief from ObamaCare. But he refuses to give the...

More Recognition that Dodd-Frank Harms Main Street

June 24, 2013
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In two high-profile forums last week, Dodd-Frank, the financial “reform” law sold as targeting Wall Street, was shown to have a devastating effect on Main Street businesses — from community banks to farmers and manufacturers.

First came a June 11 hearing before Judge Ellen Huvelle of the federal district court of the...

NY Port Authority fires treasurer, top staffers over gifts, but no prosecution

May 24, 2013
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This is why we can’t have nice things, or big government. Look at how many years they’ve been at it. It also indicates there likely will be NO criminal prosecution. This may as well be a retirement party, not an IG inspection.

The Port Authority’s veteran treasurer and two of her top...

Rand Paul Wants Apology For Witch-hunt As Levin And McCain Target Apple Cheered on By India

May 21, 2013
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This is, in some ways, an international issue and as usual McCain is moving in lock-step with Leftists – see Cheered On By India, Levin And McCain Will Grill Apple’s Cook – Forbes.

Indeed, the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which sets guidelines on international tax for its 34 member...

I Killed Breitbart: The Kickstarter Campaign by Chris Faraone

May 20, 2013
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So, this pathetic ass Chris Faraone wants to raise money for a book and appears to be bragging that he killed Andrew Breitbart? Have at him.

A book about indicting right-wing demagogues and causing conservative consternation. (more…)

‘Ghetto tour’ by Bronx bus company sparks outrage: Celebrating decades of urban decay

May 19, 2013
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Tourists are crowding onto a Bronx bus tour that promises “a ride through a real New York City ‘GHETTO’ ” — and local politicians are furious.

h/t for the photo and more on the ‘Ghetto Tour’ here.

Question – how is this any different than what this un-talented ass-clown Kanye West is doing? 

5 Richest Countries: #1 “business hub and tax haven” Singapore

May 19, 2013
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A ‘business hub and tax haven’  is wealthy? Funny how that works.

The U.S. is at number 3, at link below if you’re interested.

No. 1: Singapore, $61,567 per person

The wealthiest nation in the world’s top 50 economies has been one of the hottest growth stories in recent years. Singapore’s emergence as a...

Phila. Ex-Con Job Fair “Madhouse,” Cancelled For Crowd Size, Yet Officials Claim Unemployment Way Down

May 19, 2013
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How much fail can one government event to help people find jobs have?  This much according to NBC10 in Phila: Job Fair “Madhouse” Dissapoints Many- Unofficial job fair draws thousands  The people were ex-offenders n this case, something Philadelphia apparently has too many of, along with their being un-employed. How’s that for a...

Socialism: Taxes on some wealthy French top 100% of income last year

May 19, 2013
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Yes, it’s true – thanks to a “one-off levy” and the income level it impacted may surprise you. $1.67 million in total assets ain’t what it used to be, after all. Get ready for it, America. This is where we’re headed and what are you going to do about it?...

Bacon Bacon: The Video – San Fran Bacon Restaurant Forced to Close

May 17, 2013
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Via WFB:

A popular San Francisco restaurant called Bacon Bacon must shut its doors Friday after failed negotiations with neighbors who complained about the smell of bacon.

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Chef to stars Miki Nozawa dies from cerebral hemorrhage after heated confrontation over unpaid $25 bill

May 17, 2013
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Okay, I think there are probably several life lessons in this but I’ll leave them for you to sort out.

Miki Nozawa, 57, died from a cerebral hemorrhage on Monday after confronting two men outside a nightclub and demanding that they pay a bill left at his eponymous Asian diner on the German resort...

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