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Watch Out For Oil Spill Cleanup Investment Scams


In a joint statement from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission, investors have been warned today about the possibility of investment scams being operated by companies claiming to be involved in the massive oil…

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United Leaves Sleeping Passenger On Plane For 4 Hours


It’s been a rough few weeks for United Airlines. First, they try to incinerate an Olsen Twin, then they left a blind passenger on board after they’d let everyone else off the plane. Now, Continental’s betrothed is having to explain…

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Telephone Company Cuts Off Greek Prime Minister’s Phone Service


While his government wallows in massive debt, the Prime Minister of Greece has his own problem — the telephone company turned off service to his home phone earlier this week.
Turns out it was all an error, as Prime Minister…

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Passengers Stiff Cabbie For $1,427 Fare


Usually when we write about taxi-related horror stories, it’s cab drivers trying to scam passengers out of cash. But this time the tables have been turned in big way, after a driver in Ohio was stiffed on a $1,427 fare.…

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2,010 Calorie Cold Stone Shake Named Worst Drink In America


Only days after the Center for Science in the Public Interest ruined everyone’s dinner plans with their list of the worst meals available at U.S. restaurants, the muscle-bound dudes over at Men’s Health Magazine have released their own list of…

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Taco Bell To Begin Plaguing The Bowels Of England This Summer


The people of England may need to upgrade their plumbing — Taco Bell is coming to the UK later this summer.
As part of parent company Yum Brands’ plan to increase their foothold in Jolly Ol’ England, it is attempting…

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How To Score A Free Thong From American Apparel


Are you in the need for some butt floss but don’t have the extra cash to buy a new thong? You’re in luck, because American Apparel is now handing out thongs for free!
All you have to do is A)…

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Mobile Devices Push Apple To Front Of Tech Stock Pack


After decades playing second (and often times third or fourth) fiddle to Microsoft, Apple finally moved to the head of the class yesterday, passing the software behemoth to become the most valuable tech company in the world.
Yesterday, the value…

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Now You Can Have Your NBA Logo… And Eat It Too


Despite the NBA postseason being in its 13th month, basketball fans are still hungry to see their favorite teams. And now they can feed that hunger, literally, as the NBA has licensed the use of team logos on everything from…

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New Home Sales Hit 2-Year High; Prices At Lowest Since 2003


In not-so-depressing news about the economy, the Commerce Dept. announced this morning that sales of new homes in April had jumped up 14.8% from March — the highest level in nearly two years.
But before you break out the trombone…

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Someone Paid $250 Million For Some PBR


After nearly a decade on the market, someone has finally gotten beer-goggled enough to plunk down the cash to purchase Pabst Brewing Co. According to reports, the deal went down for an ice-cold $250 million, though for only a dollar…

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No Color Kindles In Near Future, Says Amazon


Even though the company that manufactures the Kindle e-reader for Amazon has already developed color screens that still utilize the Kindle’s E Ink technology, the e-tailer’s CEO says a full-color Kindle isn’t on the immediate horizon.
Talking to shareholders at…

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The 8 Worst Meals (And 1 Dessert) In America For 2010


Every year, the Center for Science In the Public Interest releases their Xtreme Eating Awards list, where they single out the most carb-heavy, fat-saturated, salt-laden calorie bombs available on the market. This year’s round-up of gut-busters covers everything from breakfast…

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The 8 Worst Meals (And 1 Dessert) In America For 2010


Every year, the Center for Science In the Public Interest releases their Xtreme Eating Awards list, where they single out the most carb-heavy, fat-saturated, salt-laden calorie bombs available on the market. This year’s round-up of gut-busters covers everything from breakfast…

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Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Netflix Discs


Being a Netflix customer requires a certain amount of trust in the US Postal Service — that they’ll deliver your movie promptly and without stomping on it and that they’ll return it in the same condition. But a former postal…

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Postal Worker Pleads Guilty To Stealing Netflix Discs


Being a Netflix customer requires a certain amount of trust in the US Postal Service — that they’ll deliver your movie promptly and without stomping on it and that they’ll return it in the same condition. But a former postal…

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I Have $132 In Overdraft Fees After Bank Cashes Post-Dated Check


A Consumerist reader wrote into us today to tell us how he ended up with $132 in overdraft fees, not because he went on a spending spree and didn’t manage his finances correctly, but because his eager beaver roommate went…

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I Have $132 In Overdraft Fees After Bank Cashes Post-Dated Check


A Consumerist reader wrote into us today to tell us how he ended up with $132 in overdraft fees, not because he went on a spending spree and didn’t manage his finances correctly, but because his eager beaver roommate went…

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I Have $132 In Overdraft Fees After Bank Cashes Post-Dated Check


A Consumerist reader wrote into us today to tell us how he ended up with $132 in overdraft fees, not because he went on a spending spree and didn’t manage his finances correctly, but because his eager beaver roommate went…

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Which TV Ad Spokesperson Needs To Be Retired Next?


With the recent announcement that Apple has taken mercy on all TV watchers and finally put a bullet in the head of the “I’m a Mac” ad campaign, along with with McDonald’s’ decision to keep longtime front man Ronald McDonald,…

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