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Wyo. Couple Pleads No Guilty To Bilking Neighbors
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A Kinnear-area couple has pleaded not guilty to charges of bilking neighbors out of $12,000 under the guise of covering bills for doing flood prevention work along the Wind River last year. The Riverton Ranger reports 38-year-old Jodi Sue Barquin and 40-year-old James De…
Wall Street Bonuses Slated to Decline in 2011
In news that will likely make all those Occupy Wall Street protestors cheer, New York compensation consulting firm Johnson Associates projects the average Wall Street bonus will decline by 20 percent to 30 percent this year. While traders, bankers and top executives typically receive healthy base sa…
Survey Shows 650,000 Bank Customers Switched to Credit Unions
While Bank of America and other major banks have now scrapped a widely-derided plan to charge customers a monthly fee for using their debit cards, a new survey shows at least 650,000 people closed their accounts with those banks in the past month and fled to more consumer-friendly credit unions. Acc…
Which US States Have the Most Millionaires?
While many in the US are feeling the pinch of the recession, others are enjoying unprecedented boom times. So says Phoenix Marketing International, which just released its annual roundup of the states with the most millionaires and found that for the second year in a row, the overall number of milli…
Netflix Loses 800K Subscribers in Third Quarter
Netflix, the one-time master of customer service, just can’t seem to get it right anymore. On Monday, the video rental giant revealed in its third quarter report that it has lost about 800,000 subscribers since June, and the company expects to lose more in the coming months. According to Netf…
What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?
Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you. The 2,500-student Sarah Lawrence …
Restaurant Chain Friendly’s Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Citing the economic downtown and rising food costs, the parent of the Friendly’s restaurant chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday and closed 63 underperforming stores. The 76-year-old franchise, based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and known for its ice cream and hamburge…