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Coke Adds New, Smaller Bottle Sizes, Lower Prices

Blame the economy.  Blame changing dietary trends.  One things for sure - the Coca Cola you see on store shelves is changing.  And though we're not talking "New Coke" change circa 1984,  you'll still probably notice the difference

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California May Ban Styrofoam Take-Out Containers

In a move that experts say will open the door to the rest of the country, the State of California is considering a ban on styrofoam food containers.
The bill by Democratic state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, would prohibit restaurants, grocery stores and other vendors from dispensing food in expanded polystyrene containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, beginning in 2016

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Food Industry Looking For Sizzle

Even though we live in an era where chefs and cooking shows are elevated to mountainous plateaus and people have installed enough granite and stainless steel in their kitchens to dwindle our natural resources, the food industry is facing tough times

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Burger King’s “King” Loses His Job

The economy's so tough that even Burger King's mascot is getting a pink slip.
As part of a plan to reinvent itself over the next year, fast-food chain Burger King is about to dethrone its creepy King character

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Angry Mom Hires Plane to Fly Nasty Message Over Wall Street

At lunchtime on Tuesday, New Yorkers in Lower Manhattan were treated to an unusual sight — a small plane buzzing by the Standard and Poor’s building, towing a banner that read, “Thanks For The Downgrade: You Should All Be Fired.”

Commissioned by St. Louis banker and single mother Lucy Nobbe, who paid $895 to hire the pilot, the fly-by was a reaction to the US losing its longtime AAA credit rating last Friday.

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Everything Old Is New Again: Savings Bonds Are Hot Again

An old investment vehicle is seeing new popularity.

It may not be the stuff lively cocktail party banter is made of, but the often overlooked savings bond is making a name for itself as one of the best places to park your cash these days

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Poll: 44% of Americans Worse Off Under Obama

 

I'm not sure it's accurate to say we're worse off than we were two years ago. It is frustrating we can't see the light at the end of the tunnel though.
 

Two years after the official start of the recovery, the American people remain pessimistic about their current economic circumstances and longer-term prospects.
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U.S. Workers Share Of National Income Hits An All-Time Low

 

The news from Washington is that the economy has recovered.  Tell that to your pocketbook.  According to data just released by the U.S. Labor Department, the share of income taken home has significantly dropped to an all-time low.

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The Rising Cost Of Eating Out

As a generalization, restaurant prices have remained flat for the last few years.  As a tool to entice recession-battered U.S. consumers into their establishments, restaurant owners used lower prices to their benefit

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Coffee Prices Expected To Skyrocket

Not that they haven't already been on the rise - but - you'd better hang on to your wallet for your future morning fix:  Coffee prices now face a possible 40-percent increase as Brazil deals with frost

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U.S. Taxpayers Get More Than They Pay For

With the tax deadline here and gone, a new study highlights the fact that U.S. taxpayers receive more from the government than they pay in.
For the first time since the Great Depression, households are receiving more income from the government than they are paying the government in taxes

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You’d Better Hurry To Catch The Gold Rush

If you were holding out for the maximum price before you sold off your old rings and chains to the jeweler, you might want to do it now;  Gold prices have started to slip for the first time in a few years.

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