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uber_pricing_new_years_satireThe car transportation service Uber is requiring its riders to pay a minimum of $175 per ride on New Year's Eve.

Chief Operating Officer Travis Kalanick told Business Insider, “It’s just supply and demand.”

Uber uses a cell phone application to determine your location and have their drivers pick you up. The passenger then automatically pays through the Uber app, which needs a credit or debit card attached. It’s a seamless and efficient transaction which has led to the company being valued at over $40 billion.... Read More →

 

vitarettesTobacco company Marlboro has introduced vitamin-infused cigarettes called Vitarettes.

The company says it’s targeting the health-conscious smoker as the safer, more nutritious way to smoke.... Read More →

 

477759639In wake of another tragedy involving a Malaysia Airlines flight, the company has decided to incorporate an interfaith prayer segment into its pre-flight safety instruction video.

In an interview with the Eastern Times, the company said the 90-second video will ask passengers to pray to whatever god they believe in and ask that the aircraft arrive safely at its destination.... Read More →

 

458682625Managers at a Hobby Lobby store in Arkansas stoned to death an employee today for being gay.

According to a report in the Ozark Post-Gazette, the store’s management decided to execute Jeremy Gleason, 43, in an alley behind the store in accordance with the Biblical verse Leviticus 20:13, which commands believers to kill homosexual men.... Read More →

 

HobbyLobbyStowOhioHobby Lobby fired an employee yesterday for divorcing her husband without company approval.

33-year old Jennifer Silverton of Scottsdale, Ariz., spent seven years as a cashier at the arts and crafts retail giant and was promoted to assistant manager just two weeks ago.... Read More →

 

DimonMexicoAs the rhetoric in Washington, D.C. moves toward addressing income inequality, super wealthy Americans are expressing interest in moving out -- and going south of the border.

Mexican immigration officials reported that their website saw a massive surge in visitor traffic in the weeks following President Obama's executive order to raise the minimum wage. Data provided by the National Security Agency (NSA) showed that most online visitors originated from the United States' wealthiest Zip codes.... Read More →

 

blockbuster_1250The Treasury Department this morning quietly announced a massive bailout of Blockbuster Video.

According to a department spokesperson, the government will be injecting $2 billion into the ailing company in hopes of preventing its closure and saving thousands of jobs.... Read More →

 

Goldman_Sachs-baby-foodFederal authorities announced today they are investigating Goldman Sachs for attempting to corner the baby food market.

According to a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Goldman has been using shell companies to buy bulk shipments of baby food and keep it in warehouses until scarcity forces prices to rise. The Wall Street investment bank then sells back the baby food to retailers at a substantial profit.... Read More →

 

Goldman_Sachs.svgEdward Snowden, the intelligence whistleblower on the run from the U.S. government, has reportedly accepted a top job with investment banking giant Goldman Sachs.

In a related development, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will drop all charges against him, and President Barack Obama has promised to pardon him if ever convicted.... Read More →

 

AgustaWestland-AW101-VVIP-helicopter-exterior1The U.S. Federal Reserve has leased 736 helicopters in the past two weeks, an investigation by The Daily Currant has revealed.

According to sources the fleet is intended to be used in the Fed's new Aerial Liquidity Dispersal Operations (ALDO), an unconventional monetary easing program designed personally by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.... Read More →

 

12410e6a9ce812e0_00395142_p.xxxlarge_1Natural grocer Whole Foods introduced a $35 loaf of bread today.

The 100% Organic Sprouted Grain Kalamata Caciocavallo Pain de Campagne with White Truffle Oil began selling this morning in select locations in New York and Los Angeles, and is believed to be the most expensive loaf of bread ever sold by a mainstream food retailer.... Read More →

 

Jamie_Dimon,_CEO_of_JPMorgan_ChaseJamie Dimon, often cited at the most responsible head of a Wall Street investment bank, reigned as Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Chase today.

In a blistering letter published this morning in Britian's Financial NewsDimon says he is tired of working in the "bankrupt moral culture" of finance and called for a criminal investigation into wrongdoing at JP Morgan and other major investment banks. ... Read More →