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In Bank, News on January 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

A huge 5.5 kilogram gold nugget was found by an amateur prospector in Australia yesterday ABC Australia is reporting.Weighing 177 ounces, or 5.5 kilograms, the nugget was found with a metal detector just outside Ballarat, a popular area for prospecting.
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In Bank on August 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

Gina Rinehart made her money the old fashion way, she inherited a $30 billlion coal mine from an Australian family.

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Nutcracker Drink Looks Like Christmas In July (DETAILS)

In Arts & Cutlure, Bank, Film, Latino on July 9, 2012 at 11:06 am

Summer is raging in NYC but it feels like Christmas in July! Why? Cuz of the Nutcracker, of course. For the unitiated, the Nutcracker is the new crack, the new moonshine and the new viagra if you believe its hawkers and imbibers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Marvel To Uncle Sam: X-Men Not Human For Taxes (DETAILS)

In Arts & Cutlure, Bank on May 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Did you know that all toys (dolls) resembling people are taxed higher than regular toys (robots, etc.) when imported into the US? We didn’t either until we read a case involving Marvel Comic’s lovable mutants, The X-Men. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nick Hanauer’s Income Talk Not Worth Spreading: TED (INFO)

In Arts & Cutlure, Bank, Lifestyle, TECH on May 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

TED Talk, the popular series of video lectures on the internet, said NO to publishing a lecture by Nick Hanauer, one of Amazon’s multimillionaire investors. Why? Because TED thought Hanauer’s speech on the widening income inequality and taxing the rich in America was too political and controversial, according to the National Journal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Executive Pinstripe Hoodie Is A Corporate Thug’s Dream (PHOTOS)

In Bank, Lifestyle, Style, TECH on May 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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When Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg showed up  earlier this week to  an investor meeting dressed in a hoodie, he raised the ire of corporate fashionistas. Next time Z-Berg comes to town, the heat may be  less if he shows up wearing this $148 pinstripe hoodie designed by BetaBrand.

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Beyonce Sued For $100 Million! (DETAILS)

In Bank, Humor, Music, TECH on May 11, 2012 at 10:33 am

A NYC judge gave the go ahead today for a video game company to sue superstar Beyonce for breach of contract, reports AP. The decision was made by Justice Charles Ramos who is clearly not a Beyonce stan and wants Beyonce sued! Read the rest of this entry »

Buy Your Shoes In Africa Next Time! (PHOTOS)

In Arts & Cutlure, Bank, Lifestyle, Style on May 9, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Africa has a terrible rep but notions of the continent as a backward, lawless, impoverished, diseased and corrupt place are changing thanks to people who have actually lived or traveled there for business or pleasure, and enlightened media. Add fashion to the mix and the portrait that emerges from countries like Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco  and South Africa, changes dramatically.

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$99 Xbox 360 Confirmed But Is It Worth It? (DETAILS)

In Arts & Cutlure, Bank, Lifestyle, TECH on May 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

That $99 Xbox 360 Microsoft will be selling is too good to be true! After doing the math, you’re better off trolling Craigslist or GameStop for a better deal.

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