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Beanie Babies Billionaire Gets Two Years Probation for Tax Evasion

The billionaire behind the Beanie Babies craze was in Federal Court on tax evasion charges for stocking away $25 million in a Swiss bank account and hiding it from the IRS. Ty Warner is one the highest profile Americans to be brought up on charges for filing false tax returns which he did for at least 11 years.

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Getty Images, photo by Luke Sharrett

Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark Sold to Japanese Company

Jim Beam Inc., the makers of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark, have been sold to a Japanese firm for $13.63 billion. The Japanese company, Suntory Holding Ltd., is the same that bought Anheuser-Busch and Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop Two Cents This Week

After several weeks of gas prices climbing, Mainers have caught a break, and gas prices have dropped by two cents per gallon. The average gas price in Maine is now at $3.52 per gallon, according to the gasoline pricing website GasBuddy.com.

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Getty Images, photo by Chris Hondros

Electronics Show Debuts Internet-Connected Toothbrush

The Consumer Electronics Show in going on in Las Vegas where the new devices for our future make their debut. One of the talked about products this year is the world’s first internet-connected toothbrush. It’s from a French based company, ‘Kolibree’, whose aim is to reinvent oral care.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Going Up

This time of year lots of things go lower, the temperature, the bank account, but one thing in Maine has been consistently going higher, gas prices. According to the website MaineGasPrices.com, the average cost of a gallon of gas in Maine is now at $3.53. That's up about one cent per gallon.

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Getty Images, photo by William West

Glow in the Dark Toilet Seat to Light Up Your Night

Inventors are always thinking of ways to light up our lives and the inventor of the Glow in the Dark toilet seat has done just that. Dave Reynolds, a concert promoter who has been with some of the biggest bands in the world and spent two years on tour with Justin Bieber, invented the glow in the dark toilet seat.

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William Thomas Cain, Getty Images

Maine Heating Oil Prices Rise Again

With the temperatures and snow falling faster than Congress' approval ratings, Mainers are facing higher prices to heat their homes. The Governor's Energy Office reports that the average statewide cost for No.2 heating oil was $3.76 per gallon, up four cents from last week.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Rise Again This Week

 

Gas prices in Maine and nationally continue to rise. This past week gas prices in Maine were up slightly over 3 cents a gallon, that's according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,228 gas outlets in Maine.

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Sharon Experienced Reflexology at Mahala’s Day Spa

Mahala's Day Spa in Manchester offers so many different services from eyelashes and nails to facials and massages. I decided to try some Reflexology.

Reflexology is when the Licensed Massage Therapist finds the pressure points in the bottoms of your feet and uses them to stimulate the nerves throughout the entire body. I'm so glad I got to meet Claire Guy!

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Getty Images, photo by Lisa Maree Willams

Forbes Magazine’s Top Grossing Box Office Stars

Forbes Magazine named their top-grossing actors for 2013 and thanks to movies like 'Fast & Furious 6', 'G.I Joe' and 'Retaliation', Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was named #1 with worldwide ticket sales of $1.3 billion.

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