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Traffic stops yield Starbucks gift cards

Jeremy Simon

The Associated Press reports police in Rancho Cordova, Calif., are giving drivers a holiday season surprise — pulling people over for good driving and then rewarding them with $5 Starbucks gift cards.
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Readers respond to 2008 oil and gas outlook

Connie Prater

My stories today on gas and oil prices in 2008, and about how many people will have to borrow money or freeze this winter, touched a nerve, judging from your e-mails.
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Gold is good, say Russian makers of real metal credit cards

In what looks like an April Fool’s article, a Russian English-language newspaper, Kommersant, says that in Russia, credit cards made of actual gold and platinum are about to hit the Visa and MasterCard marketplace.
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NYC cabbies don’t want your plastic

Jeremy Simon

Credit card readers may have been installed in nearly half of all New York taxi cabs, but that doesn’t mean that cabbies are welcoming plastic with open arms. In fact, Big Apple cab drivers are pretty hostile to card payments.
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Santa, baby…cover my bills?

Emily Crone

New Christmas-themed panties in the juniors department at Wal-Mart have been removed from the store due to complaining parents. What’s all the fuss? The front said of the panties said, “Who needs credit cards…” The booty read, “When you have Santa.” Apparently these mothers don’t want their daughters to think Santa is their sugar daddy.
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