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How Much Do You Tip? — Survey of the Day
The rules of tipping in restaurants vary among nations and culture. In the United States, 15 percent is considered customary for average service.
However, a new ’60 Minutes’/Vanity Fair Poll 990 American adults has found that a good chunk of diners typically …
Good News: Home Prices on the Way Up
In another sign that the national recession is easing up -- at least here in Texas -- the Lufkin News reports retail home prices are trending upward.  Local realtors say after several years of a "buyer's market", they're seeing clear signs of a turnaround. It's …
Ahoy! All Hands on Deck! Keep the Boat!!
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip, that started from a tropic port aboard this tiny ship.  OK, it's not "The Minnow" that made Gilligan's Island famous, but she is a tiny ship and she's been parked next to the Jack in the …
BBB Warns of “Storm Chaser” Repair Scams
Storm chasers?  Aren't they the people who get their thrills by video'ing themselves chasing tornadoes?  Well, yes, but that's not who this story is about.  There's another group known as "storm chasers", and the Better Business Bureau says they a…

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