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Teen Sells 3.85-Carat Yellow Diamond She Found At Gem Park For $20,000

(Crater of Diamonds State Park)<p>First of all, before we get into money talk, color me flabbergasted by the fact that there’s a park where apparently …

Woman Suing Subway Because It’s Rude To Write “Big Mama” On Her Flatizza Box

A woman in California says she’s planning legal action against the Subway chain of sandwich shops because a Subway worker wrote the words “Big Mama” …

Appeals Court Denies SeaWorld’s Attempt To Overturn OSHA Violation

The main reason that people nominated and voted for SeaWorld in our recently concluded Worst Company In America tournament was the controversy — …

Taxi Driver Paid $600 To Be Unwitting Accomplice In Bank Robbery

We’ve written before about triple-digit taxi fares, but it’s usually a case of sketchy drivers taking advantage of naive customers or passengers who …

Man Named God Suing Equifax For Refusing To Believe He (And His Financial History) Exists

As if it’s not hard enough to go through life explaining why you share a name with a divine entity, a man called God is now suing credit-reporting …

Applebee’s Customer Says She Got A Free Metal Bolt With Her Hamburger

Mmm, crunchy. (KOB News)<p>Getting an unexpected add-on to your food order might be nice if say, you’re getting free extra cheese. But I’m going to go …

Oh Good: 46,000 More Mazdas Susceptible To Spider Infestation

Hey, remember when a bunch of Mazda 6 vehicles were recalled back in 2011 because spiders had a tendency to infest the fuel lines and build webs, …

Woman Receives A Birthday Card From Her Parents — That They Mailed In 1969

While neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the couriers of the United States Postal Service from their appointed rounds, someone’s …

Carrabba’s Co-Founder Arrested Twice In Three Days At Texas Winery He Once Co-Owned

Sometimes you just need a little wine. But word to the wise: don’t steal it from the winery you used to co-own and definitely don’t come back to said …

Amazon Begins Issuing Credits From E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

While Apple is still fighting the court’s ruling that it was involved in e-book price-fixing with America’s largest book publishing companies, those …

Victim Of Attempted Robbery Says Walmart Manager Asked Her To Not Call Cops

(NOTE: We did have the original KTLA video report embedded here, but the clip began to auto-play so we removed it. If you want to watch the video, …

Verizon Accused Of Deliberately Neglecting Landline Service To Push Customers To FiOS

It’s no secret that companies like AT&T and Verizon look at their aging copper landline networks as expensive dinosaurs of a pre-Internet age. But …

You ruined my wedding – and you’re suing me?

By signing on the dotted line, or agreeing to those endless terms of service, some customers are unwittingly giving away their right to free speech. …

The days of tax-free digital content are numbered

Until recently, click-happy consumers were spared paying a sales tax on Angry Birds, Amazon e-books and music on iTunes. But as more states look to …

After Assault Footage Goes Viral, Perpetrator Sues Google for $200 Million

If moments of crisis are said to provoke a fight or flight response, Antonio Ynoa chose a little bit of both.<p>After drunkenly assaulting a JetBlue airline attendant en route to JFK from the Dominican Republic back in 2011, the 24-year-old served three months in jail.<p>And the incident -- in which Ynoa …

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54 Years Later, “Harvest Of Shame” More Like “Warehouse Of Shame”

Most of our readers are probably too young to have even heard of “Harvest of Shame,” a 1960 hourlong CBS documentary special hosted by news legend …

Shaquille O’Neal Wants To Crowdsource $450K To Create New Version Of Cruddy Shaq Fu Video Game

Nearly 20 years ago, basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal lent his name and digitized likeness to Shaq Fu, a poorly slapped-together cash-in video …

Did RadioShack run out of things to sell?

RadioShack’s losses have widened and shares have plunged. The retailer is trapped in a 1980s time warp just like its recent Superbowl commercial …

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The red flags the West ignored about Putin’s Russia

BOSTON (MarketWatch)—Why is anyone surprised by Vladimir Putin’s actions?<p>Experts can jaw all they like on the TV talk shows: Anyone who has followed …

Man sues bank after identity theft nightmare

Being a victim of identity theft is never fun, but one man in Florida had an especially terrible time with it. In 2011, Carlos Gomez was arrested in …

Identity Theft

Another Ignorant Restaurant Employee Assumes That Only Blind People Have Service Dogs

Just let Truman do his job.<p>How many times do we have to go over this? When someone enters a business with a dog and says, “This is my service dog,” …

Girl Scout Provides One-Stop Shopping By Selling Cookies Outside Medical Marijuana Clinic

Kids should always listen to their parents when they talk to them about drugs. And in the case of one 13-year-old Girl Scout who’s probably racking …

How A Man (And A Forklift) Conquered A Vending Machine, Then Lost His Job

We’ve all been there, the utter disappointment of having your candy bar stuck in the evil teeth of a vending machine. The sweet treat hanging by a …

Here Is A Guaranteed Strategy To Win The Lottery

There was only one winner of the $425 million Powerball drawing this week, and the ticket was sold at a gas station in California’s Bay Area. As you …

In Korea, they punish banks for ID theft

LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — In the U.S. and many other developed economies, the hacking of customer information isn’t all that uncommon. And (in the …

Swiss Company Turns Cremated Human Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza compresses ashes into what they call “memorial diamonds,” letting people live second lives as precious jewelry.<p>History is filled with rich rulers who were buried blinged-out in emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems. But it’s only recently that humans themselves can literally become …