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24 Aug 2010 10:18


Biz: Existing home sales, meet crapper: Sales hit lowest level in 15 years

  • 27.2% decline in existing home sales in July source

11 Jun 2010 10:47


Biz: Ah crap: After a solid streak of retail increases, sales go down

  • +0.6% the increase in retail sales in April; that’s pretty good
  • -1.2% the decrease in retail sales in May; that’s really bad
  • sevennumber of months of increases before May’s decrease source

07 May 2010 11:13


Culture: “Iron Man 2” can’t keep up the luster of the original

  • 57 the second film’s disappointing Metacritic score source

13 Apr 2010 10:21


U.S.: This year’s federal deficit could be less than expected

  • 8% decrease in the federal deficit
    so far this year source

04 Feb 2010 12:40


04 Feb 2010 12:35


Biz: Heinz Ketchup, your main squeeze, now wants to double-dip

  • Innovation is coming to the ketchup packet. Heinz, which has apparently struggled for years to come up with a better idea than the pull-apart packet, has created a mix between the squeeze and the dip, which means you don’t need a spot to plant your crushed tomato-and-vinegar puree any longer. We’re waiting for someone to do the same thing with brown mustard packets. Get back to us then. source

22 Jan 2010 10:24


Biz: It’s Jeff Zucker’s fault: GE’s profits dipped significantly last quarter

  • 19% freefall when “The Jay Leno Show” was on the air source

14 Jan 2010 09:48


Biz: Retail unexpectedly sucked last month; jobs sucked last week

  • -0.3% decline in retail sales in December; a growth of 0.5% was expected during the holidays
  • +11,000 increase in jobess claims last week; it wasn’t supposed to be quite that high source

10 Dec 2009 21:21


Tech: Gamers apparently don’t mind sticking with the same old crap

  • 7.6% dip in all video games except for Farmville source

20 Nov 2009 19:14


U.S.: It’s official. Obama’s job approval rating is no longer above 50%.

  • 49% of respondents in today’s Gallup poll big-upped the president’s job performance
  • 48% of respondents in Wednesday’s Quinnipiac University poll did the same; ouch, bro source