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Special Orders UNACCEPTABLE

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Special Orders UNACCEPTABLE

You better take it as it comes at this Del Taco in Southern California.  Authorities say an employee at a fast-food drive-thru window in Southern California stabbed a customer after a dispute over his order. The dispute over the customer’s order escalated until Gabriel Villalba stabbed the victim in the abdomen. Friends then took the victim to the hospital with serious but not life...

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Bacon Sundae, Anyone?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012 | 0 comments

Bacon Sundae, Anyone?

Burger King wants to lure customers this summer with a barbecue party – and a bacon sundae. The world’s second biggest hamburger chain on Thursday is launching several pork, beef and chicken sandwiches as limited time offers. And for a sweet ending, the company is also offering a bacon sundae – vanilla soft serve with fudge, caramel, bacon crumbles and a piece of bacon – that started in...

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Made Right Here, In Belvidere

Posted by on May 29, 2012 | 0 comments

Made Right Here, In Belvidere

It’s loud, dangerous, and wonderful. The air smells and even tastes like petroleum lubricant and hot steel. I sneak a touch to the smooth, perfectly stamped hood. With shiny hard hat and fashionable safety glasses, I stand mere feet from giant presses which make door panels. If I close my eyes and go to my happy place, I can recall the thrill, excitement, and titillation of being in an...

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Imma Be a CEO

Posted by on May 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Imma Be a CEO

If you’re hungry for the big $$, just become a CEO. Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs. The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive pay research firm. But it’s not ALL in cash payouts. Companies trimmed cash bonuses but handed out more...

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Holy Cash, Batman! $850,000 for Number One

Posted by on May 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Holy Cash, Batman! $850,000 for Number One

Some serious coinage has been traded this week. A collector has sold a Batman No. 1 comic to an investment partnership for $850,000. Dallas-based Heritage Auctions arranged the private transaction and announced the sale Thursday. Heritage vice president Ed Jaster says the collector had paid $315,000 for the comic about two years ago. The comic book cost 10 cents when it was published in 1940. Do...

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