Freebie alert! Starbucks is handing out free $5 gift cards and free drinks in Red Square today. Great news for coffee drinkers, although probably a further sign of our impending doom to some. $5 may not seem like much in terms of expensive frappuccinos, but it’s nothing to scoff at in these tough times. Caffeine drinks aside, $5 will also get you 2 whole shares of AIG, 6 shares of Fannie Mae, or 80 shares of Washington Mutual. The coffee’s probably a better investment, though.
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