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Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill

Pennsylvania woman receives $284 billion electric bill

Can you imagine thinking your electric bill is $284 billion? "My eyes just about popped out of my head", the 58-year-old told the Erie Times-News. The "good news" was she didn't have to pay the full amount but instead a minimum payment of only $28,176.


Last day for Christmas shopping

Last day for Christmas shopping

Microsoft: 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. Office Depot: 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Old Navy: 7 a.m. -7 p.m. Search for hours at www.oldnavy.com. Ulta: 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. The sound of ringing tills will bring Christmas joy to retailers, who had feared a festive slump after Ipsos Retail Performance Retail Traffic Index showed high streets were down 10% on a year ago during the first three weeks of December.


200 skiers stuck on gondola at French Alps resort

200 skiers stuck on gondola at French Alps resort

One of the skiers described the experience as being like "a rocking greenhouse" after being trapped inside a gondola for around two hours. "They will all be in time for Christmas Eve", he said, noting that no one had been hurt. Two helicopters were deployed to help the people who were stuck in a number of cable cars along the lift. The ski resorts are now bustling with tourists thanks to the Christmas holidays and prime weather conditions for winter sports.