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Default? Argentine, U.S. debt negotiations down to the wire

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 – Almost perversely, as stocks sink in pre-Fed trading today, Argentine bonds caught a bid, jumping to a three-year high Wednesday morning. The current Argentine bond rally is apparently based on a rumor that officials of that country are nearing a deal with its holdout creditors–called “vultures” by Argentina’s current socialist ...

"Sameera" poses with her record breaking Starbucks drink (Caffeine Informer)

Muslim girl breaks world record for most expensive Starbucks drink

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 — Identifying herself only as Sameera, a young Muslim girl from Pembroke Pines, Fl is the latest to break the world record for most expensive Starbucks drink. Posting her account on Consumerist, Sameera revealed that her original bill came out to $60.58. When she applied a rewards card, the amount decreased ...