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Vol 47 Issue 10

How To Become An Internet Music Sensation

More and more, bands are recording, releasing, and promoting their music at home using their own computers. Here are some ways a burgeoning musician can make a splash on the Internet.

NHL Ref Likes It When He Gets To Jump Over Puck

CHICAGO—Fifteen-year veteran NHL official Michael Lussenhop confirmed in an interview Sunday that the most satisfying part of his job is when he's backed into a corner and has to grab the boards to leap over the puck to keep from interfering with th...

What Do U-Say About Mike Brant?

Messages of support for GOP candidate Mike Brant have been flooding our inbox. Here's a small sampling: "We don't need leaders who went to good schools or have experience in government or can name their own state's capitol. We need leaders like Mik...
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Report: Dad Wants To Show You Where Fuse Box Is

YOUR LOCATION—Noting that it’s important to be prepared in case of emergencies but it’s also a good thing to know in general, your dad announced today that he wants to show you where the fuse box is.

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Hidden Bank Fees

As a result of recent regulations prohibiting certain types of account fees, banks are finding new ways to make money from their customers. Here are some of the hidden charges now being applied:

  • Wells Fargo—$10 to speak to a human teller, $20 to speak to a cute one
  • Chase—$2 fee if Chase Rewards debit card is placed next to a debit card from a competing bank
  • Citibank—Customers who think Citibank has a 'y' in its name are penalized, monthly, on an increasing scale
  • Bank of America—Safe deposit boxes now on coin-operated timers
  • HSBC Bank USA—HSBC gets 10 percent cut of all birthday money
  • TD Bank—$1 for stopping in any TD branch location to warm up while out walking on a cold day
  • Regions Bank—$10 Felix-the-Cat-opt-out charge will be administered to anyone choosing a check design not featuring silent-film-era cartoon character Felix the Cat
  • SunTrust—$1.75 High Roller fee applied when card is used at locations other than CVS
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