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05 Apr 2010 23:03


Biz: Suffer, or not: U.S. gives Toyota a fine so harsh, they won’t feel it

  • $16.4
    the size of Toyota’s fine due to the brake pad recalls they had; it’s the largest auto fine ever given
  • $2.3
    the amount Pfizer had to pay for a similar regulatory fine due to faulty marketing practices source

25 Mar 2010 08:38


U.S.: GOP Senators succeed in forcing another (#&(@&( health care vote

  • A couple of minor parliamentarian rules were broken. Senate Republicans are going out of their way this week to kinda be total )&#&# about the health care reconciliation bill, with stalling tactics, crazy amendments and such. Late last night, they succeeded at turning the reconciliation process into a pain in the butt, finding minor parliamentary problems with the bill (regarding Pell grants) that force a new House vote. Great. source

29 Nov 2009 01:11


Biz: Black Friday sales mostly flat, but with silver lining online

  • +0.5% increase in sales this Black Friday, compared to last year
  • +35% increase in Black Friday Web purchases from last year source