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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

What Every New Business Needs
For businesses in every industry, some investments are indispensible -- you know, stuff like skilled employees, savvy marketing, product development, haunted walking canes and magical sandwiches. Antigua-based online casino GoldenPalace.com has bid $65,000 in an eBay auction for a haunted walking cane from Indiana. The fledgling company plans to put the cane on the shelf right next to the grilled cheese sandwich it bought last month for $28,000 -- the 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich embossed with the image of the Virgin Mary. It was unclear how these items would benefit the company, exactly. "It's just the new Americana thing," casino spokesman Monty Kerr told the Associated Press.

From the WSJ Afternoon Report


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