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Costco warehouse club stores are owned by China.
Gary Heavin, founder and CEO of the fitness chain Curves, supports pro-life causes.
Domino's Pizza financially supports Operation Rescue, an anti-abortion group.
After the implementation of "Check 21" on 28 October 2004, consumers will no longer be able to "float" checks.
McDonald's is importing small amounts of lean beef for use in its restaurants in the United States.
Nike pulled a print ad for their Air Dri-Goat shoes because readers found it offensive to the disabled.
A Nike shoe advertisement uses imagery from a terrorist bombing.
Mondex is planning to replace money with biochips embedded in people's heads and hands.
Subway sandwich store tray liners used in Germany depicted a fat Statue of Liberty.
The current flu vaccine shortage is attributable to a lawsuit handled by Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards.
Cell phone users must register their numbers with the national "Do Not Call" directory to prevent their cell phone numbers from being released to telemarketers.
Tips recommended by Andy Rooney will reduce the amount of telemarketing phone calls and junk mail you receive.
Sophia Stewart won a large judgment in her copyright infringement suit over authorship of the film The Matrix.
The Wall Street Journal ran an article about 18 factory managers executed by the Chinese government for producing flawed refrigerators.
E-mail criticizes Target Corporation's banning of the Salvation Army and sale of vibrators at its stores.
E-mail compares the salaries of top executives of several large charitable organizations.
The Department of Homeland Security is secretly putting restrictions on what customers can remove from safe deposit boxes in case of "national disaster."
NBC is refusing to promote Jamie Foxx's upcoming television special.
AOL is proposing to tax businesses to send spam to their customers.
E-mail warns about Congress' allowing Internet providers to abandon the concept of network neutrality.
Petition addresses environmental issues associated with the Pascua-Lama mining operation in Chile.
A Texas Roadhouse manager requested compensation for business lost due to the fatal shooting of two police officers.
Al Gore's residence uses considerably more energy than the average American home.
Hershey's is shutting down its U.S. operations and moving to Mexico.
The U.S. Treasury has been minting Amero, coins to be used by an economic union of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
The U.S. has been producing Amero notes, currency to be used by an economic union of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Singer Lee Greenwood cancelled a Denver concert appearance at the last minute over a pay dispute.
Dunkin' Donuts refused to contribute to the reward offered for the killer of a police officer murdered on its premises.
The 2008 U.S. economic downturn resulted from Democratic control of Congress in 2007.
E-mail urges consumers to redeem gift cards issued by companies that have recently filed for bankruptcy.
Best Buy charges a 15% restock fee on returns of some non-defective merchandise.
E-mail lists large retail chains that plan to close by the end of 2008.
E-mail reproduces a 1999 newspaper article warning about potential troubles with Fannie Mae.
Receipt of special "closed" signs by Bank of America signals that U.S. banks will soon be shut down by the government for one week.
The first three digits of a bar code indicate a product's country of origin.
E-mail provides statistics about the size of the Wal-Mart chain of general merchandise retail stores.
Business owner chooses to lay off employees whose vehicles sported Obama bumper stickers.
Congress supported a bailout of AIG because that company insures the Congressional pension trust.
An Islamic bank is the majority owner of the Caribou Coffee chain.
The U.S. government has agreed to allow China to exercise "eminent domain" as collateral for American debt.
The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 would eliminate home gardens and put organic farmers out of business.
Letter suggests fixing the U.S. economy by giving everyone over age fifty $1 million each.
U.S. companies operating overseas telephone service centers must transfer a customer to a representative in the U.S. upon request.
Images show new designs for American currency that the U.S. government is planning to introduce.
Chrysler dealerships owned by Republican donors were disproportionately targeted for closure at the behest of the Obama administration.
The Zara fashion chain is selling handbags adorned with swastikas.
Oprah Winfrey says restaurant goers should tip ten percent.
The "Cap and Trade energy bill" requires that all real estate must meet new energy standards before it can be sold.
At the end of 2009, Bank of America will be dropping FDIC coverage on all interest-bearing accounts.
Wal-Mart is trying out products embedded with RFID tracking chips.
Progressive Insurance chairman Peter Lewis has donated millions of dollars to the ACLU and liberal political causes.
All congressional staffers and family members are exempt from repaying their student loans.
Message advocates a one-month boycott of Chinese-made goods.
Macy's offers a "foreigner's discount" every day but a military discount only "a couple of days a year."
Television service providers charge tornado victims for lost equipment and early contract cancellations.
General Electric is moving its x-ray division headquarters from Wisconsin to China.
Zuccotti Park is owned by Brookfield Properties.
Employer issued missive to employees that any further taxes on his business will result in his shutting it down.
The DOE spent $737 million on SolarReserve to create 45 jobs and benefit Ron Pelosi.
The Chevy Volt "costs more than 7 times as much to run and takes 3 times as long to drive across country" than a standard automobile.
List details food companies owned by Monsanto.
Video clip shows Rep. Maxine Waters comments during a Congressional hearing about nationalizing the oil industry.
Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne donated money to Rick Santorum and opposes gay marriage and abortion.
Snapple donates millions of dollars to anti-marijuana efforts.
High mileage Volkswagen Passat automobiles cannot be purchased in the United States.
Lowe's sells American flag doormats.
A Home Depot store called police to remove an ambulance that was posting in their parking lot.
Uniforms for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team were made in China.
In June 2012, 79% of General Motors' sales were made to the U.S. federal government.
The Fox News television channel has been banned in Canada.
Lockheed Martin is going to lay off 123,000 workers due to military downsizing but is not sending out layoff notices at the behest of the Obama administration.
Alabama utility crew workers were turned away from helping repair storm-ravaged areas of New Jersey because they were not union members.
Hostess approved large pay increases for executives while the company was preparing a bankruptcy filing.
Image presents information about Costco CEO James Sinegal.
Beginning on 27 January 2013 credit card users will be assessed an additional 4% fee on their purchases.
Account describes women manipulating the short sales of properties.
DKNY used a New York street photographer's pictures without permission.
Dairy groups are petitioning the FDA to allow the use of artificial sweeteners in milk.
The Monsanto Protection Act creates a "precedent-setting limitation on judicial review of genetically-engineered crops."
Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairs a company that brokers sales of USPS facilities.
Johnson & Johnson has lost their license to sell cosmetics.
Abercrombie & Fitch refuses to make clothes for "fat women."
Forever 21 demoted their employees to part-time status "to retaliate against Obamacare."
Item protests the awarding of World Food Prizes to persons associated with Monsanto and Syngenta.
The Red Lobster chain is about to close its doors and go out of business for good.
Item reveals price tag codes at Target and Costco.
The Seattle Seahawks are not selling tickets to the NFC Championship Game to California residents.
Target is offering free credit monitoring service to customers who may have been affected by their credit card security breach.
King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga, copied their game from CandySwipe and is attempting to cancel the latter's trademark.
Account relates how entrepreneur Sam Walton attempted to evade paying his employees minimum wage.
A 3-year-old girl was ordered to leave a KFC outlet because her facial injuries were disturbing to customers.
Costco has removed copies of Dinesh D'Souza's book America: Imagine a World Without Her from their stores.
Edible Arrangements funds the terrorist organization Hamas.
Most of the $100 million raised from ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' donations won't go to ALS-related research and services.
The Fox News network won a 2004 legal appeal granting the channel the 'right to lie' to viewers.
Man claims Comcast complained to his employer and got him fired.
Oil giant Baker Hughes will distribute 1,000 pink drill bits after donating $100,000 to the the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
A swastika ring was available for purchase from the Sears Marketplace.
The Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization only gives 20% of their donations to cancer research and pays their CEO $684,000 per year.
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