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Pals Tried to Stop Man From Lighting Firework on Head

But Devon Staples' brother says it was just a 'freak accident'

(Newser) - A 22-year-old who once entertained kids at Disney World died in what his brother calls a "freak accident" on July 4. Devon Staples of Calais, Maine, had been drinking and celebrating the Fourth in a friend's backyard when he set a firework off of his own head, a... More »

Holiday Shoppers Ditched Credit Cards

Most used cash or debit cards to snag bargains

(Newser) - Recession-strapped Americans may have developed a plastic allergy—only 26% of Thanksgiving weekend shoppers used credit cards. Though consumers proved willing to spend over the holiday weekend, they seem to be changing how they spend: a whopping 39% used old-fashioned greenbacks, with debit cards making up the rest, according to... More »

Dow Off 15 Despite Retail News

(Newser) - A strong retail sector and defensive buying ahead of the holiday weekend couldn’t correct a general malaise that left markets down slightly today, the Wall Street Journal reports. Sears was up 12% on a Q1 profit. Little movement in financials was welcome to some who believe the sector is... More »

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