Web Site Offers ‘Friends’ For Rent

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A Web site based in New Jersey that allows users to “rent a friend” for platonic outings said it has 1,200 paying members.

RentAFriend.com founder Scott Rosenbaum said the site, which started up five months ago, boasts 108,000 friends for rent and 1,200 customers paying $24.95 a month to browse the profiles.

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Wall Street Paying for this Year’s Super Expensive Campaign

Wall Street Paying for this Year’s Super Expensive Campaign

Eight of the 10 largest donors so far to the U.S. presidential campaigns are Wall Street banks, led by Goldman Sachs, according to research on Thursday from a political watchdog group.

Goldman and its executives have pumped $1.7 million into the races, with 70 percent going to Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, despite former CEO Henry Paulson’s present job as treasury secretary for the Republican Bush administration.

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