Wednesday, June 29, 2011

No Merry Christmas Randomosity

  • imageMerry Christmas!
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  • China raises interest rates on Christmas. The People's Bank of China said it will raise the benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to 5.81 percent and lift the benchmark deposit rate by 25 basis points to 2.75 percent. “The People’s Bank.” Sounds pretty warm and fuzzy, eh?
  • What? I have Dwayne Wade in my starting fantasy basketball line-up. He better play!
  • 2010: The year shoppers came back. Shoppers came back in force for the holidays, right to the end. After two dreary years, Christmas 2010 will go down as the holiday Americans rediscovered how much they like to shop. People spent more than expected on family and friends and splurged on themselves, too, an ingredient missing for two years. Man, traffic and crowds is what I’ll remember from the past week. It’s been crazy out there!
  • Where the heck is Al Gore and that global warming thing? Rare white Christmas blankets Tenn., Ky. I bet Al’s energy bills are skyrocketing!