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Expensive lunches (with Buffet) and Flying (off the shelf) A380s

Well, the 'asking' price for an exlusive lunch with the Oracle of Omaha is shooting up ... through an online auction.

Apparently, in previous years, folks have paid more than one million dollars and even more than two million dollars for the privilege. It's all for a good cause ... the Glide Foundation of San Francisco gets the money. I believe some of their work is shown in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness ...

And A380s are flying off the shelf! Airbus has a 'surprise' new order of 20 more of the superjumbos from Emirates!

Good news! Airbus deserves for having shown such courage and perseverence after the costly delays that the project has gone through.

Way to go Airbus!


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