Top 10 Most And Least Affordable Cities

Top 10 Most And Least Affordable Cities

The National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo have put together an index of the most and least affordable metro areas. The index was created by calculating what percentage of a city’s residents making the median income can afford a house in that city.

Sprint Closes Crappy Teleperformance Call Center We Exposed

Sprint Closes Crappy Teleperformance Call Center We Exposed

Sprint is closing a call center we posted ex-employee accounts about that alleged on-the-scene drug use, sex, and theft of customer credit card numbers, among other infractions.

Seinfeldian: Some Consumers Really Do Drive Their Cans And Bottles To Michigan

Seinfeldian: Some Consumers Really Do Drive Their Cans And Bottles To Michigan

Remember that episode of Seinfeld where Kramer and Newman attempted to drive a mail truck full of cans and bottles to Michigan in order to profit from the $0.10 bottle deposit? Well, apparently, people really do this. And it’s no fun for Michigan.

City Passes One Garage Sale Per Month Law

City Passes One Garage Sale Per Month Law

In Elkhart Indiana, a new law limits residents to holding only one garage sale per month. The garage sales had grown ever-present as people struggle to make ends meet during tough times, and, apparently, bothered some people. [NYT] (Photo: Todd Kravos)

NBC Stations Will Ditch Time Warner Cable Unless They See Some Cash

NBC Stations Will Ditch Time Warner Cable Unless They See Some Cash

Cable companies compensate most of the channels they offer, sharing a portion of the money they get from subscribers with the individual stations– but apparently Time Warner Cable doesn’t share the wealth with broadcast networks — and Austin, TX NBC affiliate KXAN is having none of it. They want some money!

Oh Sh*t! 40% Of Indiana's Mortgage Brokers Lose Their Licenses

Oh Sh*t! 40% Of Indiana's Mortgage Brokers Lose Their Licenses

40% of Indiana’s mortgage brokers have lost their licenses because they did not comply with a new law aimed at “raising the standards” of the mortgage lending industry. The law requires mortgage brokerages to “name a principal broker with at least three years experience who has passed a state exam and will oversee his company’s business affairs,” says BusinessWeek. Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it?

This Steak & Shake Is A Pigsty

This Steak & Shake Is A Pigsty

We’ve never been to a Steak & Shake, and Cal’s behind-the-scenes footage of one of their restaurants in Indiana makes us think we’ll be saying that for a long time. In his intro to the footage, he claims they were so understaffed that he was able to walk into the back of the restaurant and take photos, and then return later with a video camera. We wonder if he knew someone who worked there, but that’s not really the point. The point is the shake-making area looks like babies vomited all over it. We can only imagine the horror that begins at night when all the people are gone and the roaches have their nightly dairy & syrup feast.

https://consumerist.com/2008/06/19/sign-of-economic-desperation-man/

Sign of economic desperation: man robs kids’ lemonade stand, but the kids chase him into nearby house and call the cops, who arrest him and charge him with felony robbery. [AP]

Collection Agency's Server Stolen; Had 700,000 Accounts On It

Collection Agency's Server Stolen; Had 700,000 Accounts On It

Indiana broke its own record for computer security breaches last month, when a server containing personal data on 700,000 people was stolen from the offices of Central Collection Bureau, a debt collection agency. The stolen data included names, personal billing information, last known addresses, and social security numbers of people who hold delinquent accounts with a variety of companies, including utilities and hospitals. The company said the server was behind “three locked doors” and “was protected by two passwords, but was not encrypted.”

Chase Accuses You Of Check Fraud, Threatens To Report You

Chase Accuses You Of Check Fraud, Threatens To Report You

Dan got a new job (Congratulations, Dan!) and moved from Chicago to Indianapolis. The move meant he had to close his Citibank account and open a new one. He chose Chase because they have lots of branches nearby.

Bring On The Deep-Fried Oreos, Indiana State Fair Goes Trans-Fat Free

Bring On The Deep-Fried Oreos, Indiana State Fair Goes Trans-Fat Free

The change is only the latest in a string of bans on artificial trans fats. Tied to health problems including heart disease, they have been banished by national restaurant chains, snack brands and New York City, which forbids restaurants to use them in food preparation.

Jo-Ann Fabrics' CEO Apologizes For Refusing To Let Woman Use Bathroom As Diarrhea Ran Down Her Pants

Jo-Ann Fabrics' CEO Apologizes For Refusing To Let Woman Use Bathroom As Diarrhea Ran Down Her Pants

Jo-Ann Fabrics is sending out apology emails to people who write them in about a customer who was refused access to the bathroom even as she suffered diarrhea right in front of the employees.

We made a mistake. We re very sorry for any frustration and embarrassment that we caused our customer at the Logansport, Indiana, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store on Friday, June 29.

Jo-Ann Fabrics Refuses To Let Customer Use Bathroom, Even As She Suffers Diarrhea Right In Front Of Them

Jo-Ann Fabrics Refuses To Let Customer Use Bathroom, Even As She Suffers Diarrhea Right In Front Of Them

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Comcast Swallows Delicious Regional Cable Companies

Comcast Swallows Delicious Regional Cable Companies

Its customers generate twice as much cash flow as the average subscriber, said Comcast spokeswoman D’Arcy Rudnay.

Get ready to be Comcasted! —MEGHANN MARCO

Sorry, Chase Does Not Accept $50,000 Checks From God

Sorry, Chase Does Not Accept $50,000 Checks From God

Police were called to Chase Bank, 1800 E. 80th, about 4 p.m. after Russell tried to cash the check, which was written on an invalid Bank One check with no imprint, White said. Russell had several other checks with him that were signed the same way but made out in different dollar amounts, including one for $100,000.

Who knew that the Lord and Savior had to worry about ID theft?—MEGHANN MARCO

Man Tries To Sell Fake LCD TVs Made of Wood To Police

Buying an LCD TV from a strange man on the street is not a good idea, but it’s a better idea than selling a fake LCD TV made of wood to a couple police officers, as one Indiana man found out. What went wrong?

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Day 62

Walmart Nazi Tshirt Watch: Day 62

Sixty-two days after t-shirts bearing Nazi insignia were discovered in Walmart, the retailer has yet to remove them from all their stores, despite promises to do so within days.

EXCLUSIVE: Taco Bell Hot Sauce Pic, Corrections

EXCLUSIVE: Taco Bell Hot Sauce Pic, Corrections

The media got the 25,000 Taco Bell packet story wrong and someone who knows someone involved wrote in to get the facts straight.