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McDonald’s Is Doubling Down On The Dollar Menu

[credit provider=”Screengrab from McDonaldsCanada on YouTube” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/fast-food-ads-vs-the-real-thing-2012-1″] On a recent lunch break, John Kurzatkowski was enjoying two McDouble cheeseburgers, fries and a large Coke at an Oak Brook McDonald’s.”I like that they’re $1,” Kurzatkowski, 31, said of the cheeseburgers, which he buys about twice a week. While the physician recruiter […]
McDonald’s Is Doubling Down On The Dollar Menu
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YOU May Be A Social Media Spammer

[credit provider=”Ctwirler12 via www.flickr.com creative commons” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1521867902/sizes/z/”] By now, we’re all pretty much spam experts. Between those friendly Nigerian princes and lottery windfalls in tiny European countries, our radar is finely tuned.And just when we thought we could control the onslaught with plug-ins and buttons and scripts, spam is spreading […]
YOU May Be A Social Media Spammer
Markets

The Very Fine Line Between A Real Business And A Pyramid Scheme

[credit provider=”Julia La Roche for Business Insider”] Controversy is again casting a shadow over the multilevel marketing industry, as nutritional supplement company Herbalife Inc., which has thousands of distributors in the Chicago region, has been publicly called a pyramid scheme by a prominent investor — an allegation the company vigorously […]
The Very Fine Line Between A Real Business And A Pyramid Scheme
Markets

Canada Is Pulling The Plug On Its Penny

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/Canadian_Penny_-_Reverse.png”] The Canadian government has begun to phase out the penny, saying it’s too expensive to produce the coin.Besides its “excessive” production value, Canada has long cited the significant handling costs for the nation’s retailers and environmental considerations that lessen the penny’s worth. The country, which produced […]
Canada Is Pulling The Plug On Its Penny
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The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Spotting Brain Injury In Athletes May Have Been Discovered

[credit provider=”CBS”] For years, researchers trying to determine whether concussion-prone football players suffered profound neurological damage had to wait until after the athletes’ deaths to examine their brain tissue under a microscope.But in a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, experts at Evanston’s NorthShore Neurological Institute […]
The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Spotting Brain Injury In Athletes May Have Been Discovered
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Former McDonald’s CEO And ‘Hamburger U’ Founder Has Died

[credit provider=”McDonald’s” url=”http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd.html”] Fred L. Turner, one of the first employees of McDonald’s Corp. and the founder of its Hamburger University training program, died of complications from pneumonia Monday night. He was 80.Mr. Turner wrote the company training manual and is credited with tripling the chain’s restaurant base during his […]
Former McDonald’s CEO And ‘Hamburger U’ Founder Has Died
Lifestyle

Somewhere Out There, There’s An Anonymous Love Letter Written For You

[credit provider=”Flickr/staralee” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/staralee/464250380/”] During a coffee break one recent afternoon in the Starbucks at Millennium Station, co-workers Yam Chan and Tichina Moore noticed a letter tucked amid the coffee bags in the display stand.”Pssst … Hey Coffee Lover,” read the envelope. Chan and Moore hesitated momentarily before slicing it open.
Somewhere Out There, There’s An Anonymous Love Letter Written For You
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Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Undergoing Treatment For Bipolar Disorder

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jesse_Jackson,_Jr.,_official_photo_portrait.jpg”] U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is undergoing treatment for bipolar II depression at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the facility said Monday.Mayo Clinic said the diagnosis came after extensive evaluation. “Congressman Jackson is responding well to the treatment and regaining his strength,” it said in the […]
Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Undergoing Treatment For Bipolar Disorder
Markets

Student Loan Debt Is No Longer Just A Gen Y Problem

[credit provider=”Flickr / drp” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/drp/15592808/in/photostream/”] Student loan debt isn’t just a problem for newly minted graduates.A report released Wednesday by Barclays says 15.5 per cent of outstanding student loan balances are held by borrowers age 50 to 59, and an additional 4.2 per cent is held by people 60 and […]
Student Loan Debt Is No Longer Just A Gen Y Problem
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United Airlines Is Hiking Fees For A Second Checked Bag On International Flights

[credit provider=”Flickr / j3net ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/j3net/162076319/in/photostream/”] Chicago-based United Airlines has again raised the fee it charges for a second checked bag on trans-Atlantic flights, this time from $70 to $100.The move, which began June 1, comes despite falling jet-fuel prices and “increasing scepticism surrounding the [European Union] economic outlook,” noted […]
United Airlines Is Hiking Fees For A Second Checked Bag On International Flights
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SURVEY: Wary Homebuyers Are Taking The Wait And See Approach

[credit provider=”Flickr / Dystopos” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dystopos/10187041/in/photostream/”] Worries about another delay in the housing market’s recovery are not dispelled by a new survey on consumer’s attitude toward homeownership.Fannie Mae’s latest national housing survey, taken in May and released Thursday, shows that despite record affordability, consumers are increasingly taking a wait-and-see attitude when […]
SURVEY: Wary Homebuyers Are Taking The Wait And See Approach
Strategy

The FDA Just Refused To Let Big Corn Refiners Rename High-Fructose Corn Syrup To Make It Seem Healthier

[credit provider=”Food Inc.” url=”http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=70108783&trkid=2361637″] In a defeat for big corn refiners such as Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill, the Food and Drug Administration has rejected a bid by the industry to officially rename high fructose corn syrup “corn sugar” on nutritional labels.The Wednesday decision comes after the Corn Refiners Association […]
The FDA Just Refused To Let Big Corn Refiners Rename High-Fructose Corn Syrup To Make It Seem Healthier