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The Haggler – Who Exactly Is Protected by

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/your-money/28haggler.html An informative article, entertainingly written. If I ever have a major dispute with a company, I’m moving to NYC so I can have The Haggler intervene on my behalf.

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The Haggler – Who Exactly Is Protected by

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/28/your-money/28haggler.html An informative article, entertainingly written. If I ever have a major dispute with a company, I’m moving to NYC so I can have The Haggler intervene on my behalf.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080524/ap_on_re_ca/canada_mystery_feet_1;_ylt=AjUdlG15GvvkqoZwoDrWEIkE1vAI For the fourth time in less than a year, a human foot in a running shoe has been found along the British Columbia coast… Authorities say they haven’t reached any conclusions about the origin of the feet. But local speculation has been rife with some reports claiming they belonged to victims of violent crimes […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071227/ap_on_re_as/pakistan_118;_ylt=Aiik6666bwNPjnBKKzHjiIoE1vAI Mixed messages from the Benazir Bhutto camp in successive statements. This is always a sign that the situation’s far worse than they want to admit: 1) “She had just crossed the gate when we heard a deafening sound. We could feel its impact but by the grace of God, she is safe,” he said. […]

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http://www.pcinsurance.ca/ROCEN/ I’ve only been back in North America for a week, but I’m already noticing a disturbing trend of outsourced call centres. An attempt to get an insurance quote from a previously trusted company resulted in an Indian agent doing a useless prequalifying check (consisting of “what is your name?” and nothing more) before transferring […]

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Labor Union, Redefined, for Freelance Workers – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/27/us/27freelance.html Another boat-rocker article – man, I love these! A group of New Yorkers has assembled a Freelancers’ Union, offering a la carte health benefits at prices 40% below what the freelancers would typically pay to an insurance company. The plan is to expand the coverage both in services and regions. Interestingly, the increasingly outdated […]

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