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Are Gas Prices On Their Way Back Down? — Dollars and Sense

Gas prices have taken a wild ride this year — first we were told to expect record-breaking fuel costs, and then analysts backed down from that prediction.

Since then, prices have see-sawed back and forth, and now experts expect them to drop again.

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Tomorrow is ‘National Garage Sale Day’

August 11th is "National Garage Sale Day," a day to turn the whole country into one giant shopping mall.  Or flea market.  If you've been accumulating a lot of "stuff" that is still usable but you haven't used it in a while, you might as well sell it and make a couple of bucks.

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Be Better At Your Job By Being Healthy

It has been suspected for a long time, but now some research indicates that poor health habits can affect  your work performance, too?

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New Nike Ad Featuring Overweight Boy – Inspiring Or Cruel [Poll]

We have been hearing a lot about the epidemic of overweight young people in America lately. Nike is now featuring an overweight young boy in a new ad campaign, sparking a heated debate. Is the ad cruel or inspiring? You can watch this Nike commercial and decide after the jump.

 

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Flint Didn’t Make the List

Here is a list that it would be wonderful to see Flint listed on. Unemployment rates here are sky high and have been for some time, and while the national average is about 8.3%, there are some places  much lower. So if you’re thinking about relocating, where should you start your job search?

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How Much Do You Tip? – Survey

Generally these days, the rule of tipping is considered to be about 15%. I usually try to leave up to 20% if I get good service, and I think many others do too!

However, There is a new ’60 Minutes’/Vanity Fair Poll out that found the discrepancy is wide for how much people tip.

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Should Views Of Business Owners Affect Where You Shop? [VIDEO]

Even though there is only one Chick-fil-A restaurant in Michigan, I have made the hour long trip on several occasions to indulge in the "original chicken sandwich."

Now with all of this political hoopla surrounding the owner's views on gay marriage, people are being told to either support or boycott the national chain.  Is this really necessary?

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Oldest General Store In America Closes

In case you didn’t notice, since barely anyone ventures to general stores these days, the oldest operating one in America closed just yesterday.

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Category: Business, Weird News
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‘Peachy Paterno’ Ice Cream Still For Sale At Penn State

The statue has come down, the memorials have been re-named and  former Penn State coach Joe Paterno’s football legacy is now a thing of the past.

But the campus ice cream shop still invokes the name of Joe Paterno.

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Warrior Dash This Weekend at Cummings Center in Mt. Morris

Last year Warrior Dash attracted some 20,000 participants to run through fire, jump into mud pits and hop, crawl and maneuver through various obstacles on the three mile plus course at Genesee County Parks' E.A. Cummings Center in Mt. Morris.

 

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CEO Literally Spreads the Wealth By Giving Employees His $3 Million Bonus

While some executives seem to care only about themselves and their bottom lines, others feel that the benefit comes from giving some of their fortune away.

At least that is what the CEO of the China-based technology firm Lenovo seems to think.

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Category: Business, Weird News
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JCPenney Announces Plans to Eliminate Checkout Clerks with Automated Machines — Dollars and Sense

Today many companies are being forced to either change with the times or die.

One of those companies is retail giant JCPenney — where recent struggles inside of an unstable economy have made it difficult for the retail chain to continue to do business as it has for nearly 100 years.

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