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NYC Port Authority Seeks Big Toll Increase

NYC Port Authority Seeks Big Toll Increase

I don't see how this would raise revenues. Seems like it would scare people away, lowering toll revenues and sales tax revenues. The cost of crossing the bridges and tunnels that span the Hudson River to New York City could rise by 50 percent for many drivers under a steep series of toll increases to be proposed on Friday by the Port Authority of [...]

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

RIM to cut 11 percent of workforce

Wow, that's a lot of rim jobs. The Canadian company's shares sunk 3 percent after the Monday announcement of 2,000 job cuts, a month after RIM said would reduce headcount for the first time in almost a decade. The company, which described the cost reduction as "a prudent and necessary step" for its long-term success, said it would inform [...]

Social Network Users Could Be A Click Away From Infection, Researchers Say

Social Network Users Could Be A Click Away From Infection, Researchers Say

Most social networks will allow the posting of URLs and advertisements that might be infected with malware, according to a report published today. In their new "Q4 Malware Update," researchers at anti-malware firm Dasient outlined the results of experiments conducted on 12 social networks to show their vulnerability to malware [...]

The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

"According to Eduardo Porter of The New York Times editorial board, prices are more interesting than most of us realize. And the prices that never appear on a price tag are the most fascinating of all. In his new book The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do (2010, Portfolio), Porter explores the surprising ways [...]

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

Twinkie diet helps nutrition professor lose 27 pounds

For 10 weeks, a Kansas State University human nutrition professor ate nothing but sugary snack cakes, candy bars, cookies, sweetened breakfast cereal, and chips. He lost 27 pounds. (He also "took a multivitamin pill and drank a protein shake daily. And he ate vegetables, typically a can of green beans or three to four celery stalks.") For a [...]