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Dark Money and Our Looming Oligarchy

Hundreds of millions of untraceable donations are flowing to candidates, and at some point soon untraceable ‘dark money’ will likely overtake the system.

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John Kasich’s Unforgivable Truth

Ohio governor and smart money 2016 GOP hopeful just complimented Obamacare, and said a repeal isn’t happening. Can the Republican base ever get over this moment of honesty?

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Payment system problem at Bank

The Bank of England has stopped the automated system of transfers of large amounts of money between banks owing to a technical problem.

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How the Media Failed to Nail the NFL

A month ago it looked like the NFL might at last be pilloried for its culture of violence and big money. Then the media lost interest, and things got back to normal.

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A Disease Domain Kingpin Is Selling Ebola.com for $150,000

Currently, Ebola.com is pretty barebones: an image of the virus, a few news articles, and links to buy relevant books on Amazon. If you think you can do something better with the site, it can be yours for just $150,000. But if birdflu.com better suits your fancy, you’ll have to pay Jon Schultz a little more.Read more…

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Collector Opens a Magic Card Worth $25,000, Absolutely Flips His Shit

There’s a good reason the guy in this video is completely losing his shit over the Magic: The Gathering cards he just opened. The deck he’s unwrapping, from Magic’s very first set, now sells for nearly $6,000—and he just turned an enormous profit.Read more…

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The Secret Money Buying Wisconsin

An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a nonprofit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed.

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Should I Contribute to Crowdfunding Campaigns (Like Kickstarter?)

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve seen a lot of Kickstarter campaigns lately that promise great rewards and have awesome ideas. Some of them are already fully funded, others need a little help. Is it safe to give them my money if they’re already funded? How can I tell if the end result is going to be as awesome as they promised? Read more…

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The Messy Story Behind YouTubers Taking Money For Game Coverage

Before Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s release, a curious thing happened: critics on YouTube (and some in the traditional press) tried to obtain early PC copies for review, but couldn’t. And yet, YouTube entertainers were able to—if they agreed to terms like, “videos will promote positive sentiment about the game.”Read more…

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What Gilmore Girls Gets Right About Money and Love

Gilmore Girls is back! Break out the coffee and get ready to binge on fries (a.k.a. the devil’s starchy fingers). One of the best shows about mothers and daughters to ever wallop the Bechdel test, Gilmore Girls is famous for its fast, witty dialogue, its manic references, its musical sophistication, … More »

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Disability benefit delays criticised

Delays in paying the new disability benefit are leaving many people without enough money to afford essential living costs, according to a report.

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Barclays hit by record £38m fine

Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients’ money separate from its own.

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Downtown Manhattan’s Most Fascinating Building Is On Its Way Out

The photographer Jay Maisel has owned the enormous property at 190 Bowery since 1966, and in the years since then—as the Bowery transformed from a grimy haven for the downtrodden to a still-kinda-grimy strip of museums and boutique hotels—it stood stoic, a graffiti-covered monument to The Way it Used to Be. Now, it’s finally catching up to the neighborhood.Read more…

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Knicks Owner Jim Dolan’s Band Didn’t Get Any Better Over the Weekend

The straight-shootin’ blues-rock band JD and The Straight Shot made a rare television appearance on Good Day New York today, and wow—you can really see why these guys got picked to play Madison Square Garden last weekend. (Because Jim Dolan, their singer, owns it.)Read more…

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Multi-Billion-Dollar Company to Customers: Pay Our Workers for Us

A new campaign launched by the hotel chain Marriott—a company that reported $13 billion in revenue last year—encourages customers to leave a tip for the maids who clean hotel rooms. What could possibly be objectionable about that?Read more…

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Madison Square Garden Owner Books Himself to Open for the Eagles

Saturday, Jim Dolan and his band JD & The Straight Shot will open for the fuckin’ Eagles at Madison Square Garden, a storied venue that Dolan happens to own. The performance will surely go down in history as the moment the 59-year-old billionaire Cablevision CEO and father of six became World’s Coolest Dad.Read more…

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Jail May Ban Visitations, Install Pay-Videophones for Fun and Profit

Here’s the good news: For 50 cents a minute, Dallas County Jail inmates will soon be able to have video face-time with their lawyers and loved ones. Here’s the bad news: The contract with the company running the video phones would also bar prisoners from having in-person visitors.Read more…

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Millions to get energy bill refunds

An estimated three million households are being encouraged to reclaim money they are owed by the big six energy suppliers, following pressure from the regulator.

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Robin Hood Monkey Makes It Rain With Money He Stole From Other People

A monkey who stole money from a home in the Himachal Pradesh state of India reportedly began passing out that money to other people on Sunday, just for kicks! This is a cool monkey who likes to fuck with people.Read more…

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The GOP’s Hypocritical Anti-IRS Push

The RNC is raising money from grassroots supporters with an “Abolish the IRS” campaign. But the GOP will never do it, and candidates won’t get behind the idea.

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