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Archie, a Chinese Crested, is seen here prior to winning World's Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. in 2006.
Archie, a Chinese Crested, is seen here prior to winning World's Ugliest Dog competition at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif. in 2006.

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Teck Resources







Things you would do if you could go back in time: 1) Take kung fu classes and make that bully in Grade 4 beg for mercy; 2) Not drink six tequila shots before your wedding speech; 3) Buy Teck Resources when it was on death's door. Thanks to asset sales, refinancings and the improving economy, the miner has made a miraculous recovery, soaring more than 1,100 per cent from its low.

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Actual conversation overheard during the two-man luge event at Whistler: Guy on top: "Zis place is nice, ya? But zooo expensif!" Guy on bottom: "Tell me about it. Za Canadian dollar is killing me!" Guy on top: "Hey, I have a coupon for za Swiss Chalet." Guy on bottom: "We go after we win za gold medal, ya?"





The. U.S. recovery is coming along nicely - apart from the fact that the only people who can get jobs are bankruptcy lawyers and debt counsellors. Dashing hopes that companies would start hiring, U.S. employers cut 85,000 jobs in December and the unemployment rate stood at 10 per cent. Well, there's always collecting beer bottles.









Abercrombie & Fitch







Now we know why those Abercrombie and Fitch models are always pouting: The chain's sales are in a death spiral. Despite aggressive promotions to attract cash-strapped holiday shoppers, sales at stores open at least a year fell a worse-than-expected 19 per cent in December. Investors' portfolios have more holes than a pair of A&F's $120 "destroyed" jeans.





The problem with the Internet is that you can never find enough useless information. But now there's InfoSpace , which uses "metasearch technology" to scour top search engines including Google, Bing and Yahoo! so you'll never run out of vacuous celebrity news, idiotic dating quizzes and stupid advice columns. InfoSpace just raised its fourth-quarter forecast, so it seems to be working.



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