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Wal-Mart's jump in midnight sales, and more

Wal-Mart says its stores see a jump in midnight sales on the first of each month, when cash-strapped shoppers receive their monthly government benefits.

Wal-Mart's jump in midnight salesWal-Mart says its stores see a jump in midnight sales on the first of each month, when cash-strapped shoppers stock up on milk, baby food, and other groceries the minute their monthly government benefits become available. “The only reason someone gets out there in the middle of the night and buys baby formula is that they have been waiting for it,” said Bill Simon, the head of Wal-Mart’s U.S. store businessThe Wall Street Journal

Las Vegas sees deepest slump since the 1940sThe recession has left Las Vegas in its deepest slump since its casino industry was founded by organized crime in the 1940s, with gambling revenues dropping and unemployment rising to 14.7 percent. “The big players, the ones who gamble the big money, I’m not sure they have it anymore,” said Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.The New York Times

Say again, Glenn?In his first 18 months on Fox News, Glenn Beck and his guests invoked Hitler 147 times, Nazis 202 times, fascism or fascists 193 times, the Holocaust 76 times, and Joseph Goebbels 24.The Washington Post

Teens better than adults at practicing safe sexTeens are more conscientious about practicing safe sex than adults, according to a new Indiana University study. Eighty percent of sexually active 14- to 17-year-old boys—and 69 percent of girls—reported using a condom during their last sexual encounter, compared with less than half of adults who had casual liaisons. Associated Press

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