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Top 25 Personal Finance Myths [YCA]
There are hundreds of personal finance myths which are either misunderstood, taken out of context, or just plain incorrect.

Wal-Mart CEO receives $22 million bonus.[Think Progress]
And, public opinion has taken a serious turn for the worse. … Given all that, the company’s board rewards Scott with a $22 million bonus?”

For Dining Only anti-laptop sign at restaurant [BoingBoing]
I get the point — laptop users squat on tables, reducing the turnover. But I can sit and read a newspaper or a book at a table for hours, too — why not have a “NO READING — FOR DINING ONLY” sign?

McDonald’s Switching Sides in Cola War? [Pioneer Press]
Dave DeCecco, a spokesman for Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., confirmed that selected McDonald’s outlets are offering Gatorade, Propel Fitness Water, Lipton Iced Tea, Tropicana orange juice and Mountain Dew. The outlets won’t sell Pepsi or Diet Pepsi.

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  1. Bryan Price says:

    My McDonald’s sells Dr. Pepper. Mr. Pibb is the Coke version, but the sign on the wall, and the sign on the dispenser says Dr. Pepper. So I wonder if this is actually “new”.

  2. guroth says:

    The “dining only” one should be a non-story. If you have a problem with an establishments rules then don’t go there.

    McDonalds has not always been 100% CocaCola brand exclusive, they have always just been “coke” exclusive, not selling any other brand of cola. It is not uncommon for a McDonalds to sell PepsiCo products, and they have been doing it for years. Coca Cola does, however, offer incentives to McDonalds’ that are 100% exclusive to the CocaCola brand.
    Research on the topic is not hard, this link will explain more in detail and it was the first link when googling for “mcdonalds dr pepper”

  3. mopar_man says:

    Wal-Mart CEO receives $22 million bonus.

    And Wal-Mart screws it’s employees again. Why do people keep going there?

  4. Nice Ford F-150. Am I the only one who enjoys that?

    Well, I stop at McD’s because they sell coke (but mostly to use their restrooms).

  5. mopar_man says:

    Nice Ford F-150. Am I the only one who enjoys that?

    My dad used to have one of the same vintage (I think it’s actually an F-100 if I remember right) so I like it. I like the old pump and scenery in the background too.

  6. Youthier says:

    Yay! Not enough drive-thrus sell Mountain Dew and I have never seen any McDonalds offer it before.