Dollars & Sense: $1M sports car eyes U.S.; Madoff's rebuttal
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February 16th, 2011
04:32 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: $1M sports car eyes U.S.; Madoff's rebuttal

A roundup of today's CNNMoney news:

$1 million Italian supercar headed to the United States: The 700-horsepower Pagani Huayra is named after the ancient Andean wind god Aymara Huayra Tata. It is powered by a 6-liter twin-turbocharged 12-cylinder engine produced by the AMG division of Mercedes-Benz.

$300M for lawyers in Madoff mess: An organization that provides financial protection to investors has paid more than $290 million to law firms and consultants. They are tasked with tracking down and recovering Bernard Madoff's stolen assets. The ponzi schemer, meanwhile, is claiming banks "had to know" about what was going on.

Illinois governor proposes borrowing $8.7 billion: A month after Illinois lawmakers approved a massive tax increase, Gov. Pat Quinn unveiled a $35.4 billion budget. It increases spending and slashes programs for the elderly, the poor and the disabled. Meanwhile, the Connecticut governor is proposing sweeping tax hikes. The general sales tax rate would increase to 6.25%, up from 6%, raising an additional $461 million.

College students socked by budget cuts: States are slashing funding for higher education, forcing many colleges to eliminate majors and entire departments. The cuts are forcing many to alter plans, change majors or even switch schools.

Angry birds escape digital realm: Manufacturers like Mattel and Spin Masters are creating games and toys based on popular apps and websites.

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soundoff (27 Responses)

    sometimes i wonder if there is a were-wolf could there be a were-cat?

    maybe the were cat killed all those birds...

    February 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mmmmm

    Can't believe you too paranoid men. You should keep a flashlight under your blankets.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |

    sometimes i make a dummy to sleep on top of the bed.. then i sleep under the bed that way when the were-cat comes in my trailer he will attack the dummy first leaving me time to escape..

    February 16, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm you like angry cats...

      February 16, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...typical man...

      February 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm and banasy should stick to what you can handle...

      February 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Near Chicago; I know you bundle up, banasy. I went to bed too early, now I can't sleep. Well, gd nt banasy, sweet dreams. One million bucks for a car-for rich bored people I guess.

    February 17, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
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