Those Damn Europeans Are Taking Over New York

Those Damn Europeans Are Taking Over New York

Have you seen them? The Europeans? They’re everywhere! In our fancy bistros, on line at the Apple store, spending their fancy-pantzy valuable Euros while we suffer through this intolerable non-recession. The patriots at the New York Times finally sounded the warning call over this European “invasion” that’s transforming New York into the “Walmart of hip.”

Court Rules That U.S. Currency Discriminates Against The Blind

Court Rules That U.S. Currency Discriminates Against The Blind

According to the AP, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that because all dollar bills are identical to the touch, it denies blind people “meaningful access” to the currency. For years, the American Council of the Blind has been going after the government to take action, but the government has always resisted. Details, inside…

http://consumerist.com/2008/03/19/amsterdam-doesnt-want-your-stinking/

Amsterdam doesn’t want your stinking worthless U.S. currency. [Reuters]

Meet Your New $5 Bill

Meet Your New $5 Bill

If you liked Harold And The Purple Crayon, boy are you going to love the new $5 bill. Lincoln’s last stand after the penny will inherit the same counterfeiting countermeasures found on more valuable bills, and will come bruised with a large purple five “to help those with visual impairments distinguish the denomination.’ That’s right, never again will you confuse a $5 bill for a $50 bill.

The Treasury Secretary Hates The Penny. Do You?

The Treasury Secretary Hates The Penny. Do You?

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson hates the penny because it is a worthless dingleberry of a coin. In an interview sure to have kids thinking they know enough to run the Mint, Paulson simplistically noted: “The penny is worth less than any other currency.” Don’t sing the penny’s swan song just yet.

…he quickly added that he didn’t think it was “politically doable” to eliminate the one-cent coin and it wasn’t something he planned to tackle in the final year of the Bush administration.

Great, add the penny to the slate of issues over which the parties disagree. Put it right next to war spending and social security.

Stores In NYC Start Accepting Euros

Stores In NYC Start Accepting Euros

“We didn’t realize we would take so much in and there were that many people traveling or having euros to bring in. But some days, you’d be surprised at how many euros you get,” Chu said.

Why Do You Hate The Dollar Coin?

Why Do You Hate The Dollar Coin?

Our beloved U.S. Mint has apparently redesigned the dollar coin to feature a rotating slate of Presidents. Each President gets a three-month stint on the coin. On Thursday, James Madison, our 4th Chief Executive, took his rightful place on the golden slab – but nobody seemed to care. Why?

What Does The Weak Dollar Mean To Shoppers?

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about the weak dollar, but might not be sure what exactly it means for you.

iBitch, or Paying For Your MacBook With $600 Worth of Five Spots

iBitch, or Paying For Your MacBook With $600 Worth of Five Spots

While dumping ten thousand pennies upon a counter says ‘Hobo Joe’ no matter how you look at it, it is better sometimes than walking around with a huge wad of small bills.

Just Fucking Die Already, U.S. Penny

Just Fucking Die Already, U.S. Penny

Chase Manhattan Recovers $10k Bill

Chase Manhattan Recovers $10k Bill