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August 2012

The King of Pop's New Fortune

08/31/12

The King of Pop's New Fortune

Since his death, Jackson's estate has brought in well over $400 million in royalties.

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Government Fights to Keep Gas Prices Down Despite Hurricane Isaac

08/29/12

Government Fights to Keep Gas Prices Down Despite Hurricane Isaac

When Katrina leveled the coast, it caused $108 billion in damages, more than the next three costliest hurricanes in American history combined.

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Republican National Convention May Be Canceled Because of Image Problem

08/27/12

Republican National Convention May Be Canceled Because of Image Problem

Amid natural disaster, holding the convention could turn out to be a public relations disaster.

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The Truth About Recessions

08/27/12

The Truth About Recessions

Everyone is afraid because recessions are bad, but few really know what a recession is.

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The Cars Black Consumers Really Love

08/23/12

The Cars Black Consumers Really Love

Study finds high African American loyalty to Lexus and Mercedes Benz.

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Black Consumers 'Significantly' More Brand Loyal Than Whites

08/22/12

Black Consumers 'Significantly' More Brand Loyal Than Whites

Survey finds we’re significantly more loyal to specific brands and have a higher emotional attachment to products than our white counterparts.

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Smoking or Non? You'll Pay, Regardless

08/16/12

Smoking or Non? You'll Pay, Regardless

Taxpayers yearly federal and state tax burden from smoking-caused government spending is $70.7 billion or $616 per household.

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Citigroup Pretends to Help Foreclosed Homeowners

08/15/12

Citigroup Pretends to Help Foreclosed Homeowners

Company's “Home Rental Program” not what it appears to be.

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Dwight Howard Traded For the Love of Money

08/10/12

Dwight Howard Traded For the Love of Money

A gain for the Lakers is also a gain for the Nuggets—in luxury tax payments.

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Chase Bank In Trouble

08/09/12

Chase Bank In Trouble

The biggest bank in the U.S. is one of 16 under investigation for manipulating Libor.

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Corporations Pay Almost Nothing in Taxes

08/07/12

Corporations Pay Almost Nothing in Taxes

Some of the biggest American corporations pay little in actual taxes (as a percentage) to the US government.

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Goldman Sachs Partners With NYC Prisons; Hopes to Profit in the Process

08/02/12

Goldman Sachs Partners With NYC Prisons; Hopes to Profit in the Process

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced recently that the city will partner with Goldman, rewarding the company financially if its program to reduce prison recidivism rates works.

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