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BEAN COUNTER: VOLUME 14, ISSUE 20

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Harvard alum and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his US citizenship to reside in Singapore. Some see the move by Saverin—emphatically portrayed in The Social Network—as a ploy to both avoid taxes and covertly develop his new “Spidey-powers.” MINUS 2

State officials are considering a ban on large-scale food dumping by corporations as a means to curb methane emissions. Company statements to the effect of “Food fight!” have been met with scorn, pies. PLUS 2

A North Carolina businessman who tried to open the door on a Maine-Philadelphia US Airways flight was released on $500 bail Friday at his arraignment in Boston. The accused claims to suffer from a neurological disorder coupled with a severe phobia of closed things. EVEN

Allston real estate firm Alpha Management have angered tenants over recent 20 to 30 percent rent hikes. Company officials say current rates are standard for apartments near public transportation/oil wells/Mayan treasure rooms. MINUS 1

The state transportation department has banned trucks carrying hazardous materials through Boston between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The ban will reduce the risk of dangerous spills, but may have a regrettable negative impact on the city’s mutant crime fighter community. PLUS 2

State officials in New Hampshire celebrated “National Train Day” Saturday with a celebration at Hobo Railroad in Lincoln. Said one participant: “Yeah, this is pretty much the ‘Hamp peaking.” PLUS 1

THIS WEEK’S TOTAL: PLUS 2
LAST WEEK’S TOTAL: MINUS 2

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