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Penthouse Goes To Church

WHILE Playboy tanks, Penthouse loosk up. The magazine’s spokeswoman Martha Lindeman says: “Traditional print is a heritage business for us, and an important part of the brand. But realistically it’s not a business that we see growing.”

Operating well under

Posted: 12th, May 2008 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Madonna Gets In Bed With Ticket Touts

madonna-money.jpg IS Madonna’s hopping into bed with ticket touts an exercise in greed or research for Guy Ritchie’s next Mockney geyser flick?

The Wall Street Journal reports that Madonna’s upcoming concert tour is to feature an official ticket tout.

You know

Posted: 10th, May 2008 | In: Celebrities, Money | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Oil: US Drivers Go Slow, Venezuela Reserves Grow And SUV Market Falls

monster-truck.jpg THE International Monetary Fund says “inflation concerns have resurfaced after years of quiescence”.

Why? Because food and energy is getting more expensive, that’s why.

Just look at the crude oil market shoot for

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Posted: 9th, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Put Your Money In Violins

MONEY: “The Fine Violins Fund, which counts cellist Julian Lloyd Webber among its directors, has so far raised €16m (£12.5m) towards what it hopes will be

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Posted: 7th, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Indonesia’s Oil Problem

OIL is shooting up faster than Pete Doherty in a

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Posted: 7th, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Why Dad’s Kill Their Own Children

bad-dad.jpg “WHAT’S driving so many dads to kill the own children?” asks Allison Pearson on the Mail’s front page.

Below Allison’s smiling face, in “WE’VE LESS TO SPEND THAN FOR 17 YEARS”, readers

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Posted: 7th, May 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (8) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hedging The Dollar On Crude Oil

US light sweet crude rose to a record of $120.36 a barrel in New York yesterday.

It then fell back (surely, swooned Ed) to a record close of $119.97 up $3.65.

Anyone who thinks it will end there

Posted: 6th, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Poker Toonie Scam

WHAT does a poker chip look like to you?

It’s not a trick question, and, no, there’s no GSCE in Chipology for answers of between 200-300 words. Discuss.

It’s just that the Poker Anorak has just spotted a 20-year-old Canadian

Posted: 6th, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Hot Air: Richard Littlejohn V Polly Tonybee

RICHARD Littlejohn versue “pet” Polly Tonybee on the BBC.

Is there

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Posted: 5th, May 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids, TV & Radio | Comments (11) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Tony Blair Buys New Labour Theme Park

TONY and Cherie Blair have purchased the former home of the late actor Sir John Gielgud.

The South Pavilion in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, is the Blairs’ sixth residence.tony_blair_money.jpg

A Mr Mark Rimell, a director of country house sales for Strutt

Posted: 4th, May 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comments (13) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man Arrested For $360 Billion Cheque Fraud

charles-fuller-1.jpg CHARLES Ray Fuller, 21, of Crowley, Texas, walks into the Chase bank in the 8600 block of South Hulen Street, Fort Worth.

It is about 4pm.

He has in his possession a personal check. The check is not made out

Posted: 1st, May 2008 | In: Money, Strange But True | Comments (7) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You Know It’s A Recession: Starbucks Slumps

BRING back the greasy spoon :

Starbucks, faced with a sharp drop-off in customers, reported on Wednesday that earnings declined 21 percent during the second quarter.

Starbucks reported that net income declined to $108.7 million, or 15 cents a share,

Posted: 1st, May 2008 | In: Money | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


How To Avoid Soaring Fuel Prices

banksy_petrol.jpg “SOARING PRICE OF FUEL HITS HOLIDAYS,” announces the Express on its cover.

Fuel is now so pricey that it is cheaper to stay at home, albeit with the heating switched off and your lounge given over to arable farming.

The

Posted: 30th, April 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


That Office Of Government Commerce Logo Uncensored

nogclogo-1.gif SAYS a spokesman for OGC: “It is true that it caused a few titters among some staff when viewed on its side, but on consideration we concluded that the effect was generic to the particular combination of the letters OGC

Posted: 24th, April 2008 | In: Money, Photojournalism, Politicians | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Loving The New McDonald’s Uniform

female_mcdonalds_ronald.jpg HAS anyone notified Ann Summers, purveyors of marital aides, inflatable training sheep and other novelties, that McDonald’s has a new uniform out?

The Mirror has a picture of the outfits and their designer Bruce Oldfield.

The paper says that Oldfield

Posted: 23rd, April 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Alex Singleton On Wealth

SAYS ALEX Singleton:

It is not the level of wealth that makes us happy. Instead, it is the process of betterment – the pursuit of it – that makes us happy. Whether we are twice as rich today as in

Posted: 16th, April 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


E-Government In Your Car

DIZZY nots that DirectGov have launched a aservice that allows you to watch Government campaigns videos on your mobile:

Text ‘VIDEO’ to 64746 to download and share Directgov videos on your mobile. Standard network rates apply

Apparently you will be

Posted: 10th, April 2008 | In: Money, Politicians | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman Uses Home Loan To Hire Assassin

assassination.jpg “RATE cut demand as property prices slide,” says the Times’ front-page warning.

Little need to refurbish that rundown two-bed flat to sell or rent, especially now that everyone’s got one. But what else to do with the DIY money?

Says

Posted: 9th, April 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


British Economy Goes Ka-Boom And Bust

alistair-darling-hiding.jpg BORROWING is up. Unsecured personal borrowing mainly personal loans and overdrafts rose by £2.4billion in February.

That’s the biggest monthly rise in five years.

And there’s more. Just this month, there are planned rises in water bills, the

Posted: 4th, April 2008 | In: Money | Comments (4) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


MPs Wants Rise In The House Market

mps.jpg “NEGATIVE EQUITY THREAT TO 3M HOMES,” says the Mail’s front-page headline.

Says the Mirror: “A mortgage famine is on the cards as more banks follow First Direct’s decision to slam the door on new borrowers. Experts fear we could be

Posted: 3rd, April 2008 | In: Money, Politicians, Tabloids | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


On Fat Cats And Cuts

ON the Anorak Forums: Financial services companies have reacted to the credit crunch by embarking on the biggest set of job cuts since the worst depths of the bear market, but most redundancies will be restricted to the City, according

Posted: 1st, April 2008 | In: Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Everyone’s For Credit Crunch At The Middle Class Dinner Table

middle-class-bastards.jpg IN an article about how out of touch Gordon Brown is, credit crunch and how the economy is not what it was, Matthew d’Ancona writes:

Suddenly, the talk at middle-class tables is less about Poppy’s cello lessons and the simply

Posted: 30th, March 2008 | In: Broadsheets, Money | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Heathrow Handlers Are Not Baggage

TERMINAL FIVE handling the baggage handlers:

Baggage handlers are obviously complements to a baggage handling system one’s useless without the other. And it’s a basic principle of economics that complementary assets should be run by the same

You

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Daily Express: House Princess In Rothley And Stages Of Diana

rothley-property.png THE Daily Express: friend of the McCanns, thanks to its generous donation ; friend to Princess Diana , for its refusal to let her lie; and once more friend to home owners.

“HOUSE PRICES STILL ON THE RISE,” says the

Posted: 29th, March 2008 | In: Money, Tabloids | Comments (3) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Getting A Job In A Credit Crunch

GETTING a job in a credit crunch a video:

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Posted: 28th, March 2008 | In: Money | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0