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Hallmark Sympathy Cards for the Unemployed
With the US unemployment rate hovering around nine percent, it’s nice to know someone‘s business is thriving. In this case, that someone is Hallmark, which recently began selling sympathy cards aimed at those who’ve lost jobs.
Which Cities Have the Best — and Worst — Commute Times?
If you’re fed up with your long commute to work, you may want to consider a move to Great Falls, Montana.
While a new report from the Census Bureau shows the average US commute is about 25 minutes, those in Great Falls only have a 14-minute travel time, the shortest in the country.
What’s the Most Miserable City in America?
In a new study of the 100 largest cities in the US, economists from MetroMoniter used factors such as employment, business growth and changes in housing prices to rank the most miserable places to live.
Who won the dubious first place prize? Here’s hoping you put your money on Las Veg…

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