Tagged: economy

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caveat emptor: Starbucks quietly raised prices

Since I’m living so close to the office now, I’ve been trying to be good and brew my coffee at home in the mornings. I used to hate this when it involved a metro ride since my travel mug doesn’t...

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shopping: zombie attack!

That’s sort of what it felt like when Michael and I went to Macy’s yesterday for a bit of shopping. We were fine in the bedding/linens area, and no one approached us in kitchen/housewares. When we got up to the...

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DC: money in the bags

Or as I’m sure the plan will come to be called… nickel bags. I remember when San Francisco banned plastic bags, and some shopping chains followed suit nationwide like IKEA & Whole Foods. I even remember when stores would reward...

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2 cents: burning green/saving green

Regarding the Michael Phelps deal, the question “How dumb are you?” comes to mind. If he wants to burn one down, that’s his business. It isn’t yet legal, but it’s his business. But when you’re an Olympic medal-winner–and now role...

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The (economic) power of prayer?

I wrote about Pray At The Pump about a month ago, and now they’re claiming victory. They believe their prayers have actually caused the price of gas to drop: “We were down in Huntsville, Alabama. We finished praying,” Mr Twyman...

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Jesse Jackson shouldn’t cut things off…

… and neither should you! Two things I saw recently in Express. In yesterday’s Blog Log, Motherhood Uncensored is declaring an August event called Blog the Recession. The idea is that instead of just reading your favorite blogs in your...

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the end is nigh?

A bit of a gloomy story from a few days ago, but it brings together a lot of the separate comments I’ve heard recently. Is everything spinning out of control? Midwestern levees are bursting. Polar bears are adrift. Gas prices...

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at the pumps: disbelief or a lack of forethought?

I know this shouldn’t make me laugh, but it’s more a reaction to the absurdity of the state of things. Small service stations are running into a problem as gasoline marches toward $4 a gallon in the United States: Thousands...

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Economo-Stimulo Powers, Activate!

Fredo already mentioned one store giving back 10% extra if you cash/spend your economic stimulus check there. The Bargainist just came out with an updated list of ways to get more with your check including retailers giving bonuses, cashing the...