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Red bullet Costco warehouse club stores are owned by China.

Green bullet Gary Heavin, founder and CEO of the fitness chain Curves, supports pro-life causes.

Red bullet Domino's Pizza financially supports Operation Rescue, an anti-abortion group.

Multi-status bullet After the implementation of "Check 21" on 28 October 2004, consumers will no longer be able to "float" checks.

Green bullet McDonald's is importing small amounts of lean beef for use in its restaurants in the United States.

Green bullet Nike pulled a print ad for their Air Dri-Goat shoes because readers found it offensive to the disabled.

Red bullet A Nike shoe advertisement uses imagery from a terrorist bombing.

Red bullet Mondex is planning to replace money with biochips embedded in people's heads and hands.

Green bullet Subway sandwich store tray liners used in Germany depicted a fat Statue of Liberty.

Red bullet The current flu vaccine shortage is attributable to a lawsuit handled by Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards.

Red bullet Cell phone users must register their numbers with the national "Do Not Call" directory to prevent their cell phone numbers from being released to telemarketers.

Red bullet Tips recommended by Andy Rooney will reduce the amount of telemarketing phone calls and junk mail you receive.

Red bullet Sophia Stewart won a large judgment in her copyright infringement suit over authorship of the film The Matrix.

Red bullet The Wall Street Journal ran an article about 18 factory managers executed by the Chinese government for producing flawed refrigerators.

Multi-status bullet E-mail criticizes Target Corporation's banning of the Salvation Army and sale of vibrators at its stores.

Multi-status bullet E-mail compares the salaries of top executives of several large charitable organizations.

Red bullet The Department of Homeland Security is secretly putting restrictions on what customers can remove from safe deposit boxes in case of "national disaster."

Red bullet NBC is refusing to promote Jamie Foxx's upcoming television special.

Multi-status bullet AOL is proposing to tax businesses to send spam to their customers.

Green bullet E-mail warns about Congress' allowing Internet providers to abandon the concept of network neutrality.

Green bullet Petition addresses environmental issues associated with the Pascua-Lama mining operation in Chile.

Green bullet A Texas Roadhouse manager requested compensation for business lost due to the fatal shooting of two police officers.

Green bullet Al Gore's residence uses considerably more energy than the average American home.

Multi-status bullet Hershey's is shutting down its U.S. operations and moving to Mexico.

Red bullet The U.S. Treasury has been minting Amero, coins to be used by an economic union of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Red bullet The U.S. has been producing Amero notes, currency to be used by an economic union of the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Green bullet Singer Lee Greenwood cancelled a Denver concert appearance at the last minute over a pay dispute.

Red bullet Dunkin' Donuts refused to contribute to the reward offered for the killer of a police officer murdered on its premises.

Red bullet The 2008 U.S. economic downturn resulted from Democratic control of Congress in 2007.

Multi-status bullet E-mail urges consumers to redeem gift cards issued by companies that have recently filed for bankruptcy.

Green bullet Best Buy charges a 15% restock fee on returns of some non-defective merchandise.

Multi-status bullet E-mail lists large retail chains that plan to close by the end of 2008.

Green bullet E-mail reproduces a 1999 newspaper article warning about potential troubles with Fannie Mae.

Red bullet Receipt of special "closed" signs by Bank of America signals that U.S. banks will soon be shut down by the government for one week.

Multi-status bullet The first three digits of a bar code indicate a product's country of origin.

Green bullet E-mail provides statistics about the size of the Wal-Mart chain of general merchandise retail stores.

White bullet Business owner chooses to lay off employees whose vehicles sported Obama bumper stickers.

Red bullet Congress supported a bailout of AIG because that company insures the Congressional pension trust.

Green bullet An Islamic bank is the majority owner of the Caribou Coffee chain.

Red bullet The U.S. government has agreed to allow China to exercise "eminent domain" as collateral for American debt.

Multi-status bullet The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009 would eliminate home gardens and put organic farmers out of business.

Multi-status bullet Letter suggests fixing the U.S. economy by giving everyone over age fifty $1 million each.

Red bullet U.S. companies operating overseas telephone service centers must transfer a customer to a representative in the U.S. upon request.

Red bullet Images show new designs for American currency that the U.S. government is planning to introduce.

Red bullet Chrysler dealerships owned by Republican donors were disproportionately targeted for closure at the behest of the Obama administration.

Multi-status bullet The Zara fashion chain is selling handbags adorned with swastikas.

Red bullet Oprah Winfrey says restaurant goers should tip ten percent.

Red bullet The "Cap and Trade energy bill" requires that all real estate must meet new energy standards before it can be sold.

Red bullet At the end of 2009, Bank of America will be dropping FDIC coverage on all interest-bearing accounts.

Multi-status bullet Wal-Mart is trying out products embedded with RFID tracking chips.

Green bullet Progressive Insurance chairman Peter Lewis has donated millions of dollars to the ACLU and liberal political causes.

Red bullet All congressional staffers and family members are exempt from repaying their student loans.

Red bullet Message advocates a one-month boycott of Chinese-made goods.

Green bullet Macy's offers a "foreigner's discount" every day but a military discount only "a couple of days a year."

Multi-status bullet Television service providers charge tornado victims for lost equipment and early contract cancellations.

Green bullet General Electric is moving its x-ray division headquarters from Wisconsin to China.

Multi-status bullet Zuccotti Park is owned by Brookfield Properties.

White bullet Employer issued missive to employees that any further taxes on his business will result in his shutting it down.

Multi-status bullet The DOE spent $737 million on SolarReserve to create 45 jobs and benefit Ron Pelosi.

Red bullet The Chevy Volt "costs more than 7 times as much to run and takes 3 times as long to drive across country" than a standard automobile.

Red bullet List details food companies owned by Monsanto.

Green bullet Video clip shows Rep. Maxine Waters comments during a Congressional hearing about nationalizing the oil industry.

Multi-status bullet Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne donated money to Rick Santorum and opposes gay marriage and abortion.

Red bullet Snapple donates millions of dollars to anti-marijuana efforts.

Red bullet High mileage Volkswagen Passat automobiles cannot be purchased in the United States.

Multi-status bullet Lowe's sells American flag doormats.

Multi-status bullet A Home Depot store called police to remove an ambulance that was posting in their parking lot.

Green bullet Uniforms for the 2012 U.S. Olympic team were made in China.

Red bullet In June 2012, 79% of General Motors' sales were made to the U.S. federal government.

Red bullet The Fox News television channel has been banned in Canada.

Multi-status bullet Lockheed Martin is going to lay off 123,000 workers due to military downsizing but is not sending out layoff notices at the behest of the Obama administration.

Multi-status bullet Alabama utility crew workers were turned away from helping repair storm-ravaged areas of New Jersey because they were not union members.

Multi-status bullet Hostess approved large pay increases for executives while the company was preparing a bankruptcy filing.

Multi-status bullet Image presents information about Costco CEO James Sinegal.

Multi-status bullet Beginning on 27 January 2013 credit card users will be assessed an additional 4% fee on their purchases.

Multi-status bullet Account describes women manipulating the short sales of properties.

Multi-status bullet DKNY used a New York street photographer's pictures without permission.

Green bullet Dairy groups are petitioning the FDA to allow the use of artificial sweeteners in milk.

Multi-status bullet The Monsanto Protection Act creates a "precedent-setting limitation on judicial review of genetically-engineered crops."

Green bullet Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairs a company that brokers sales of USPS facilities.

Multi-status bullet Johnson & Johnson has lost their license to sell cosmetics.

Multi-status bullet Abercrombie & Fitch refuses to make clothes for "fat women."

Multi-status bullet Forever 21 demoted their employees to part-time status "to retaliate against Obamacare."

Multi-status bullet Item protests the awarding of World Food Prizes to persons associated with Monsanto and Syngenta.

Red bullet The Red Lobster chain is about to close its doors and go out of business for good.

Multi-status bullet Item reveals price tag codes at Target and Costco.

Green bullet The Seattle Seahawks are not selling tickets to the NFC Championship Game to California residents.

Green bullet Target is offering free credit monitoring service to customers who may have been affected by their credit card security breach.

Multi-status bullet King Digital Entertainment, maker of Candy Crush Saga, copied their game from CandySwipe and is attempting to cancel the latter's trademark.
 
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