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Self-Gifting a New Trend During Christmas

Something that has been building for a couple of years and now has reached an all-time high is ‘self-gifting’. There has been a 27% jumping in the last 5 years of people buying gifts for their own personal use. They usually spend $237 on self-gifting.

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John Moore, Getty Iamges

Girl Scout Cookies Going Digital

Girl Scout cookies are going digital. It’s the Digital Cookie program that will go into effect this month. According to a spokeswomen for Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Katie O’Reilly, it makes sense to have online sales in the digital age.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

U.S. National Debt Reaches $18 Trillion

The United States national debt has now hit the $18 trillion mark. That is the highest the national debt has been and many are questioning how much money the government is spending under President Obama.

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Darren McCollester, Getty Images

Maine Heating Oil Prices Drop This Week

The heating season in Maine is underway and heating oil prices dropped this past week. The Governor's Energy Office reports that the average price of heating oil in Maine dropped three cents per gallon this week for a statewide average of $3.09.

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Ed Zurga, Getty Images

Homeland Security Holds Panty Raid

Trying to celebrate the success of the Kansas City Royals at their amazing season and appearance in the World Series, Birdies Panties Shop in Kansas City designed ‘Lucky Royals’ boyshorts. They were all printed and ready to go on sale when Homeland Security showed up and confiscated the underwear.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Diner Lets Customers Pay What They Think The Meal Is Worth

About a week ago, The Just Cookin' Diner in Dallas, North Carolina took off all of the prices from their menu. Dana Parris, the owner of the diner, told the Gaston Gazette, that she had decided to leave her foods' pricing up to God and her customers.

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Adam Sandler Signs With Netflix

Netflix wants to get into the movie business in a big way and to the end they have signed Adam Sandler to four movie deal. The movies will be exclusively on Netflix and Sandler will star in and produce each film.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Edge Lower

 

Gas prices in Maine dropped slightly this week for a statewide average of $3.44 a gallon. That's according to the gas price-monitoring website gasbuddy.com.

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David Becker, Getty Images

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Sold to Russians

Pabst Blue Ribbon beer that also makes Colt 45 and Old Milwaukee is being sold to Russian investors. The company was purchase in 2010 by Dean Metropoulos for only $250 million and he will make a nice profit on the sale. The Pabst Brewing Company will be sold for more than $700 million.

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Bruno Vincent, Getty Images

Recall Record for Swedish Automaker

When most auto companies have a recall for safety problems its in the area of 40 million or so. Swedish automaker, Koenigsegg, has set a new record for recalls, one car. They are recalling only one car setting a record for recalls.

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