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Heres What The Wall Street Protesters Are So Angry About…

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1 *Grabs protest sign, heads for Wall Street*

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Rolling Stone Expose Declares Goldman Sachs Behind Every Market Crash Since 1920s | Economy | AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/141088/rolling_stone_expose_declares_goldman_sachs_behind_every_market_crash_since_1920s/ Goldman Sachs has played a crucial role in creating every market bubble since the 1920s — and has profited from not only the bubbles, but from the crash that followed as well, says a new expose in Rolling Stone magazine. I have a handful of stocks outside my major holding, but after observing what […]

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Wal-Mart You Dont Know | Fast Company

http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/walmart.html I am a bargain hunter and thrifter par excellence, but even in my quest for deals, I refuse to buy from Walmart. (Not least because their appalling service is clearly a trickle-down effect of their abhorrent front office policies.) In pressuring American businesses for the lowest possible price on their product, Walmart assures itself […]

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The Average Man’s Tax Dollars – The Toilet Paper

http://thetoiletpaper.com/blog/2009/the-average-mans-tax-dollars/ Flowchart explaining where the average American’s tax dollars go. Tellingly, more are given to Israel than are devoted to peacekeeping.

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Customer Service, Phone Numbers, Reviews &Tips – A of Companies A to Z Worldwide – GetHuman.com

http://www.gethuman.com/all This website breaks down the phone queue structures of hundreds of businesses, telling you the best way to access a human being. To my dismay, many of Canada’s biggest firms switched to those execrable voice prompts and computerised “people” in an effort to foil compulsive 0 pressers like myself. Ironically, the side effect these […]

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Diamonds: Made In The U.S.A. – 60 Minutes – CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/10/60II/main616666.shtml Tasha mentioned the cost of diamonds this week, and it got me thinking about the new technology that is revving up machine-made production. I first heard about it through my pal Carrington, who expects the market to be flooded with them, driving the price of “real” diamonds down. The diamond cartel must expect this […]

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Why do finance ministers wear new shoes to deliver a budget?

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=f6f40dca-eb18-4dbc-8a1a-9c33e7b383ce&k=87499 Canada’s set for the presentation of a new national budget. It promises to be both painful and divisive, so I’m trying to concentrate on the trivia around it. Canadian Finance ministers have a tradition of buying new shoes before a budget. Every pre-budget news report involves following the current minister to the mall to […]

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http://www.investinhamilton.ca/mentoringprograms.asp I’ve long considered moving from Toronto to a neighbouring city with a terrible reputation. In its East end, this reputation is deserved – Hamilton has long been Canada’ “Steeltown”, and the pollution is abominable. What few Torontonians realise, though, is that the West end – unseen by those driving through – is gorgeous, friendly […]

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SCORE | Free Small Business Advice | How-to Resources | Tools | Templates | SCORE

http://www.score.org/ An American entrepreneurial mentorship service, which matches new business owners to retired business owners for advice-giving and idea-bouncing-off-of-ing. So far as I can tell, there’s no such system in Canada. *jealous*

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reportonbusiness.com: Start Your Own

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/startyourown An apparently irregularly published feature on the Globe & Mail website that leaves me wanting more. “Start Your Own…” gives a quick look at new business ventures from the why? and how much? angles, and wraps up with a “how many [sample product for sale]s they need to sell per day to break even” […]

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