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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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What’s the Most Awkward Money Moment? – Survey of the Day

It’s been said that money is the root of all evil. That’s debatable but there is no doubt that it can lead to some pretty uncomfortable situations.

CouponCabin.com asked 2,415 adults to list their most awkward money moments.

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Good News at the Pump, Gas Prices Are Falling

If you've been travelling for your summer vacation already, you've probably noticed a positive trend. The price of gasoline has been steadily going down. Crude oil prices have been declining for the better part of 8 months, and the price of unleaded gas has followed.

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ExxonMobile Posts Record Breaking Quarterly Profit
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Oil Prices Hit 8-Month Low, Will Relief Reach Us?

8 months ago, the price of a barrel of crude oil was selling on the commodities market for around $140. Today, the price of that same barrel of oil is just a little above $81. So why are prices at the pump not falling in proportion to the price of oil?

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Can DryBath Get You Clean Without Water?

The thermometer is expected to hit 95 degrees today, and perspiration is a pretty good bet! What if you desperately feel the need for a shower, but you don't have water nearby? There is a solution, and it's called DryBath! See what it's all about after the jump.

 

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Graduation Gifts – How Much Do You Give? [POLL]

We're smack dab in the middle of graduation-open-house season, and I'm curious. (Read:  Nosy)  How much money do you put in the graduate's card?

Have some potato salad, a couple of meatballs, and then hit the jump to take our Cars 108 Listener Poll.

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