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Business

Businesses are the classic whipping-boys of urban legendry, and the bigger they are, the more they get whipped. Seems like they can't do anything right — they're run by people who abuse their customers, cheat the public, commit astounding marketing blunders, mistranslate their own advertisements, and donate money to organizations of dubious repute.
Bank on It Bank on It
Legends about the keepers of our money.
Money Money
Trivia about our coins and currency.
Business Ingenuity Business Ingenuity
Tales of ingenuity, one-upmanship, and just plain business savvy.
Product Origins Product Origins
The fascinating stories behind some common products.
Consumer Relations Consumer Relations
Classic cases of non-respect for customers.
Redemption Rumors Redemption Rumors
Rumors about exchanging something of little value for something of great worth.
Corporate Alliances Corporate Alliances
Tales of companies with unusual ownership and alliances.
Revenge Revenge
Acts of vengeance in the corporate world.
Hidden Persuaders Hidden Persuaders
Subliminal messages in product packaging and advertisements.
Secret Ingredients Secret Ingredients
Little-known ingredients supposedly found in common products.
Let's Make a Deal Let's Make a Deal
Product promotions gone awry.
Taxes Taxes
Tax-related hoaxes, misinformation, and trivia.
Marketing 101 Marketing 101
Brilliant marketing ploys and colossal marketing blunders.
Viral Marketing Viral Marketing
The secrets behind viral marketing campaigns.
Mistranslations Mistranslations
The hazards of doing business in other countries.
What's in a Name? What's in a Name?
How businesses and products got their names.
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