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Offbeat and funny financial news -

From CNN and Money magazine, combines business news and in-depth market analysis with practical advice and answers to personal finance questions.

Published: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 13:24:29 EDT

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Citigroup sues pawnshop over logo

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 16:59:39 EST

You would think that Citigroup had enough on its plate these days, but that hasn't stopped the financial behemoth from filing a copyright infringement suit against a Brooklyn, New York, pawnshop over a similar logo.

Partridge, pear tree, etc.: $86,609

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 03:43:41 EST

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'Bailout' is 2008 word of the year

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 15:36:04 EST

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Bull vs. Bear smackdown

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 07:39:09 EDT

These guys know how to laugh off a bear market.

Cashing in on Palin-mania

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 07:45:37 EDT

Businesses are milking Sarah Palin fever. Even when the connection is strictly by chance, products that evoke the Republican vice-presidential candidate are getting some serious attention.

Calling master chief

Fri, 22 Aug 2008 10:24:25 EDT

After making a ton of money in the advertising business, Michael Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni decided six years ago that it was time to goof off. How did these two guys, then in their late 20s, pass the time? They played a lot of "Halo."

99 bottles of beer

Tue, 12 Aug 2008 09:35:25 EDT

Fortune's home-brewed (and highly-opinionated) guide to classic American beers.

Bing: Worry less! Spend more!

Fri, 01 Aug 2008 09:12:42 EDT

You can feel it. Like air hissing out of a tire. Like a banana shrinking and turning black as it goes bad. The shiny, can-do engine of consumer confidence is running down. We're losing it. And with it goes the last shred of hope that the spiral to the center of this vortex is not inexorable.

Meet the iPod Doctor: He makes house calls

Tue, 24 Jun 2008 14:32:45 EDT

Ramon Reyes had a problem. He could only get sound from one channel on his iPod video player. At first, he thought his ear-buds were busted. But he replaced them with a pricey new pair made by Sony, and it didn't make any difference.

Private money university

Fri, 16 May 2008 13:05:02 EDT

Apple and Eve

Mon, 12 May 2008 08:08:14 EDT

In Pixar Films' upcoming animation epic, "Wall-E," the title character is a cute but clunky robot whose centuries of solitude on an abandoned Earth is broken by the arrival of a svelte, futuristic robot named Eve - who is so white, gleaming, and well, pod-like, that she looks like she was born in Apple's design room. It turns out that she was - sort of: Eve marks the first design collaboration within Steve Jobs' culture-shaping Apple-Pixar-Disney axis. (Jobs sold Pixar to Disney and is Disney's largest shareholder as well as the CEO of Apple.)

Why 'Iron Man' will outmuscle the 'Hulk'

Thu, 01 May 2008 15:32:09 EDT

On Friday, Marvel Entertainment releases "Iron Man," the saga of Tony Stark, a hard-drinking, amoral war-profiteer who redeems himself by donning high-tech armor and trouncing bad guys. Marvel is in the midst of a similar redemption.

Indiana Jones and the box office slump

Fri, 02 May 2008 11:59:08 EDT

It's been a rough start for the movie industry this year. And despite some big sequels (Indy's back!) there are concerns that this could be a cruel summer for Hollywood.

The wonder fish

Wed, 23 Apr 2008 11:20:42 EDT

Yes, there is a toxin-free, sustainable, farmed fish. And damn if it ain't tasty.

Hedge fund manager rakes in $3.7B

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 08:25:29 EDT

Hedge fund manager John Paulson of Paulson & Co. took home $3.7 billion last year, making him the biggest earner in the industry, according to Alpha Magazine.

Click and Clack go to Hollywood

Fri, 16 May 2008 12:37:48 EDT

Tom and Ray Magliozzi are not what you'd call an overnight success story. The two MIT-educated car mechanics first started offering car repair advice over the air on a local Boston station in 1977. A decade elapsed before National Public Radio picked the show up and distributed it on its national network. Since then Car Talk has gone on to become the most highly-rated and financially-successful program on public radio.

Buy me some peanuts and...Cabernet?

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 10:12:23 EDT

Is Jose Reyes of the New York Mets smoother than David Ortiz of the world champion Red Sox? Who has more complexity and depth - the New York Yankees' Jorge Posada or the Atlanta Braves' Chipper Jones?

Live Nation adds U2 to roster

Mon, 31 Mar 2008 09:51:37 EDT

Rock band U2 has agreed to enter a 12-year contract with Live Nation, a live event promotional company that owns and operates more than 100 venues around the country.

March Madness: Are office betting pools illegal?

Tue, 18 Mar 2008 09:23:09 EDT

Dear Annie: I hope you don't think this is a dumb problem, but here goes: I recently got promoted to head of my department, after about four years with the company, and I love the job. Just one thing is making me a little uneasy, and that is the annual craziness that goes on here during "March Madness," the NCAA basketball championships.

Smashing Pumpkins sue over 'integrity'

Tue, 25 Mar 2008 06:03:13 EDT

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