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This Nail Polish Will Set You Back $250,000

I still feel kind of guilty when I treat myself to a manicure or pedicure. I can't imagine paying $250,000 for a bottle of nail polish! Yes, there is such a thing. Hit read more for details.

 

 

 

 

 

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Do Waitresses Wearing Red Make More In Tips?

The color red is rich, vibrant and exciting. Studies suggest that men prefer women dressed in red. But does dressing in red lead to better tips for waitresses? Hit read more to find out.

Waitresses do make better tips when they wear red! I

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Nine Year Old Has Lemonade Stand To Help Cash-Strapped City Of Detroit

It's probably safe to say that any money made by selling lemonade is just going to be a drop in the bucket that is Detroit's budget deficit, but I want to give this young man credit anyway. Read more about Joshua after the break.

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Baby Boomers Like the Savings but Hate the Phrase ‘Senior Discount’ — Dollars and Sense

With age comes wisdom — and eventually, senior discounts. But while the older set likes those cost-saving perks, they’d rather call them something else.

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Economic Woes Drive US Birthrate to Its Lowest in 25 Years — Dollars and Sense

Recent estimates say it costs upwards of a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child to adulthood, and it seems many people have taken those numbers to heart: a new survey indicates the American birthrate is at is lowest point since 1987.

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Clumsy Customer Breaks Bottle Of Booze Worth $77, 615

Can you imagine a libation that costs $ 7,839? I couldn't either, but apparently a high roller ordered two of them at The Playboy Club in London recently. And then the unthinkable happened. Hit read more for the story.

 

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This For Sale Sign Gets Results

When Elle Zober found out that her husband of 10 years had been cheating on her with a much younger woman, she decided there was no reconciling.  And she took the divorce public when she put their Beaverton, Oregon home on the market.

 

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At What Temperature Do You Set Your Thermostat in Summer? [SURVEY]

As we brace ourselves for yet another round of temperatures in the upper 90s in Flint, you're probably spending a lot more time inside. But how cool do you keep your home when it heats up outside?

Where you set your thermostat can have a significant impact on your wallet.

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Pennsylvania Mayor Cuts Salary of All City Employees to Minimum Wage — Is It Fair?

Not even Michael Scott of Dunder Mifflin fame would pull the kind of controversial stunt the mayor of Scranton, PA. has.

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Are You Better Off Now Than You Were Four Years Ago? [POLL]

If you listen to the news or read polls, you're most likely a little confused. Most polls are national and don't really reflect the true nature of things locally.

So I figured we could do our own people poll. Are you game? It's easy to take and requires no special skills and one other thing, it's free.

Are you better off now than you were four years ago? So far, half of our listeners say they're actually doing better, while half are doing worse (and Steph even chimed in with her own observation about joining Rod on the Cars 108 morning show). Take the poll after the jump.

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Gas Prices Jump Just in Time For Holiday Travel

Yesterday, I filled my tank for $3.10 a gallon.  Miraculously, just in time for 4th of July holiday travel, nearly every station around Flint raised their prices to $3.55. 

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Infomercial Pioneer Barry Becher Dies at 71

"But wait, there's more!" That's the catchphrase that infomercial pioneer, marketing mastermind Barry Becher carved into American vocabulary. Best known for promoting Ginsu Knives, the kitchen tool that could cut tomatoes and two by fours, Becher passed away from complications of kidney cancer.

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