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Beanie Babies Owner to Pay $53M Over Secret Account

Ty Warner will plead guilty to felony tax evasion charges

(Newser) - Creating Beanie Babies helped Ty Warner become the 209th richest man in America as of this year, with a net worth of $2.6 billion, according to Forbes . But a penalty will chip away at that sum: Warner has agreed to pay $53.5 million and plead guilty to tax-evasion... More »

Meg Whitman Is the Anti-Palin

She's known for her business smarts, not her personality

(Newser) - Meg Whitman is in some ways the political polar opposite of Sarah Palin, writes Sara Libby. As she fights for the GOP nomination in the California governor's race, Whitman is relying on her smarts and her no-nonsense business acumen. The self-described "frumpy" dresser is "no 40-something pinup,"... More »

Dollmaker Turns From First Daughters to Dog

(Newser) - Toymaker Ty couldn't resist another attempt to capitalize on Obamania, this time with Bo—the Portuguese Water Dog doll being billed as "inspired by the First Family's new puppy. It's spurring unprecedented demand, retailers tell the Chicago Tribune. But the dolls are unlikely to garner anywhere near the... More »

Tight Times Force Sentimental Sell-Offs

But many make far less than they'd hoped from collectibles

(Newser) - With money tight, many are seeking to part with collectibles they’d hoped to hold onto—and reaping smaller rewards than they’d expected, the Chicago Tribune reports. “I wanted my daughter to have some sort of family heirloom. It can’t be that way right now,” said... More »

Sasha, Malia Dolls Not Modeled on Obamas: Maker

Newest Beanie Babies just have 'beautiful names'

(Newser) - It’s just coincidence that new dolls released by the makers of Beanie Babies are named Sweet Sasha and Marvelous Malia, and “there’s nothing on the dolls that refers to the Obama girls,” a company spokeswoman insists. Still, fascination with the real-life First Daughters will surely fuel... More »

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