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That's one way to give!
Japan tsunami: 10m yen donation found in Tokyo toilet -- An anonymous donor in Japan has left 10m yen ($131,000; £83,000) to charity by dumping it in a public toilet. The money was found with a letter saying it should be donated to victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March.

Good thing I abhor cantaloupe.
Costco Urges Stricter Safety Measures on Cantaloupes -- As the death toll rose this week in a devastating listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupes, a national food retailer said that cantaloupe farmers and shippers must confront a history of food safety problems and take steps to make the fruit safe.

Drink up indeed.
States Putting Hopes in 'Bottoms Up' to Help the Bottom Line -- With cities across the country facing their fifth straight year of declining revenues and states cutting services and laying off workers, raising money from people who enjoy a cocktail is becoming an increasingly attractive option. Since the recession started in earnest in 2008, dozens of states and cities have tinkered with laws that regulate alcohol sales as a way to build up their budgets.

Get to work, US Airways.
Ruling Favors US Airways -- A federal judge prohibited the pilots union at US Airways Group Inc. from orchestrating a work slowdown that the airline claims has led to multiple flight cancellations and delays in the past six months and is designed to pressure it in contract negotiations. Chief Judge Robert J. Conrad Jr. of the U.S. District Court in Charlotte, N.C., entered the order Wednesday following a lengthy period of deliberation after two days of hearings on the airline's request in mid-August. If the pilots flout the preliminary injunction, their union could face fines or further legal repercussions. US Airways sued the pilots in late July.

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