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NY Attorney General Vows To Shut Down Sandy Price Gouging

[credit provider=”AP Images”] For New Yorkers struggling to rebuild their lives in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the last thing they needed was to overpay for basic necessities like a flashlight, batteries and gas. But that’s exactly what’s happening, said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who’s received hundreds of complaints […]
NY Attorney General Vows To Shut Down Sandy Price Gouging
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Why Supermarket Price Tags Often End In 99 Cents

[credit provider=”Flickr / DaMongMan” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/damongman/6078324535/in/photostream/”] Ever wonder why supermarket prices often end in 99 cents? In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, “undercover economist” Tim Harford explains why retailers know what they’re doing when they slap that bright orange sticker on a cereal box.
Why Supermarket Price Tags Often End In 99 Cents
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What’s Wrong With Regulation: A CFTC Judge Vowed He Would NEVER ‘Rule In A Complainant’s favour’

[credit provider=”Flikr/Mykl Roventine” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/3400039523/”] Many view gold as a currency alternative as central banks print money and debase their currencies. Whether or not gold is a good investment is a matter of opinion.  The blue chart (below right) reflects my own view of conditions that are historically good and bad […]
What’s Wrong With Regulation: A CFTC Judge Vowed He Would NEVER ‘Rule In A Complainant’s favour’