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German Banker Hand Counts $1.2 Million Inheritance Of Pennies For 6 Months

A German banker invested much of this year hand-counting coins from a man’s inheritance, which is a total that amounted out to nearly $1.2 million, according to reports. It took the banker six months to complete the task.  Wolfgang Kemereit counted a boatload of coins that a now dead man accumulated on trips during his more than 30-year stint as a truck driver. The driver passed on several decades worth of coins — primarily pennies — to his family, but his family came across issues in May when they attempted to cash in the large collection of coins. This…

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US Government Selling Bitcoins Seized From Dark Web Seller

The United States government has been granted permission to sell off hundreds of units of cryptocurrency seized by law enforcement from a man alleged to have sold counterfeit pharmaceuticals on the dark web. The move to sell off the seized assets was approved by a federal judge in Utah after a recent filing from a U.S. attorney noted the volatility of cryptocurrency markets and said the confiscated coins may not hold their value in the long term. According to the filing, the government seized just over 513 Bitcoin and 512…

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Bernard Sherman Net Worth: Apotex Chairman And Wife Found Dead In Canada

The founder and chairman of Apotex, Bernard Sherman, and his wife Honey were found dead inside their North York mansion, in Toronto, Canada, on Friday. The couple recently put up their home up for sale, and a real estate agent, who was preparing the house for an open-house viewing, discovered their bodies. The emergency services were alerted around noon Friday, although Const. David Hopkinson denied affirming who made the 911 call,  the Star reported.  Despite the police withholding the identities of the bodies, many friends of the couple and a…

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Trump Printed Out Every Regulation Created Since 1960, What Were They?

The same day the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality legislation, President Donald Trump stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House next to a large pile of papers. In addition to being an incredibly wasteful use of paper, the 185,000 pages were apparently the regulations that were introduced in the United States since 1960.  The president tweeted in August about all the “regulation ‘busting’” he was working on, including the FCC net neutrality repeal. The stacks of paper the president physically cut red tape off…

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Watch Starbucks Customer Removed After Telling People Speaking Korean: ‘Don’t You Dare’

A Starbucks customer in Walnut Creek, California, engaged in a racially charged exchange with two Korean customers on Sunday in a video that has gone viral. The video on Facebook showed the woman seemingly irate that the Korean customers were speaking in their native tongue.  Sean Lee, a business student at University of California at Berkeley, was tutoring a community college student, Annie, when the woman allegedly interrupted them for speaking Korean. Two Starbucks baristas defended the Korean speakers and appeared to politely ask the woman to exit. The woman, whose identity remains…

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Walmart Removes 7-Foot Christmas Tree Made Of Marijuana Leaves

As marijuana legalization becomes more politically popular, the natural course of capitalism dictates that companies will try to cash in on the trend. The latest mega-corporation to do this is apparently Walmart, and just in time for the holiday season. Reported by the Kansas City Star, Walmart’s website had a product listing for a fake Christmas tree made up of little marijuana leaves. Listed at $250, the tree is certainly on the upper echelon of gag gifts to get friends this Christmas, at least in terms of price and ambition….

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Tokyo Death Party: Dying Japanese Businessman Throws End Of Life Celebration

Facing his own death, a Japanese businessman threw a huge death party to celebrate his life. Satoru Anzaki, 80, the former head of machinery powerhouse Komatsu was diagnosed with terminal gall bladder cancer in October. Monday night the businessman had a party with around 1,000 friends, family members, business partners and former employees.  “I am satisfied that I could say ‘thank you’ to people I met in life,” he said in a press conference after the party. “As I want to maximize the quality of life during the time I…

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Are Cryptocurrencies A Dream Come True For Cyber-Extortionists?

When malicious software takes over computers around the world, encrypts their data and demands a ransom to decode the information, regular activities of governments, companies and hospitals slam to a halt. Sometimes security researchers release a fix that allows computer owners to decrypt their machines without paying, but many people are forced to pony up to free their data. In 2016, the FBI estimated that the ransomware industry took in US$1 billion – and that’s only the cases officials know about. All that money isn’t paid in cash. Before digital currencies existed, extortionists asked victims to send money by more formal transfer…

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Mario Batali Net Worth: How Rich Is Celebrity Chef?

Celebrity chef Mario Batali was expected to part ways with his businesses after being accused of sexual harassment and misconduct. Four women came forward and accused the television host of inappropriate touching in a report released Monday by Eater. Batali, 57, is co-owner of Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, a culinary empire that owns 26 restaurants, both in America and abroad. The famed chef has a net worth estimated between $25 and $30 million, according to Yahoo. Eater estimated in 2012 that his Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group was worth roughly $250 million. Batali…

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Who Is Mario Batali’s Wife Susi Cahn? Chef Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Chef and businessman Mario Batali announced he was stepping away from his restaurant business and ABC show following allegations of sexual misconduct uncovered in a report by Eater New York. Batali, 57, is married to Susi Cahn. The two live in New York City and have two sons together. Cahn and Batali were married in 1994. Cahn’s parents were the co-founders of the Coach handbag company in New York City. Cahn’s parents sold the company in 1985 to work on a farm they owned in  Gallatinville, New York, called Coach Farm….

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