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Actual Headline: ‘Florida Motel Goes All Nude To Boost Bottom Line’ (POLL)

We sometimes wonder if the folks at the national and world news services (AP, Reuters, etc) do this on purpose, or if it cleared the censors undetected.

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Wind Industry Dead In The Water-10K Jobs Lost Since ’09

We see them everywhere--wind farms.  South of Tri Cities, the hills are dotted with wind turbines.  But across the US, the industry is shedding jobs quickly.

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$1 Million Lottery Winner Also Wins Welfare Fraud Charges for Remaining on Food Stamps

Money may not buy happiness, but it just might buy you a whole heap of trouble.

One Michigan lotto winner discovered that firsthand after she was arraigned on two felony counts of welfare fraud.

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Best Buy To Close 50 Stores In 2012
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Best Buy Closing Only One Washington Store – NOT In Kennewick

On the heels of announcements from retail giant Best Buy that some stores will be closing, people of the Mid Columbia immediately began wondering if Kennewick was on the list.

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What Are the Best and Worst Jobs in 2012?

Economists say we are on the road to recovery from the recession and certain indicators of financial health are on the rise, like fewer unemployment claims and wage growth. New jobs are also on the rise, but the climb is slow and, according to a new report, not all job opportunities are good ones.

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What Does White House REALLY Think Of High Energy Prices?

Duct tape alert!  Be prepared when you read what the White House really thinks about high energy--and gas--prices.  You may want to wrap some tape around your skull so it doesn't explode.

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Minimum Wage Goes Up Today (again) in Washington State

Already the highest in the nation.

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Investors-5 Companies Who Could Disappear in 2012

Some of the major names will surprise you

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Older Americans Prepared To Work Longer
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Older Americans Now Expecting To Work Longer

Study shows many considering NEVER retiring.

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One Good Thing About the Recession, People Are Smarter Shoppers — Survey of the Day

The recession may have left unemployment rates a mess and killed the housing market, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, here it is: we’re all better shoppers now because of it.

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