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Extra, Extra: Visa Problems, Missing Hats, and Happy Rats

Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

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  • Visa’s credit-card processing system was down throughout much (or all) of the country this afternoon, but it’s back now. You may stop hoarding cash.
  • Wow, times are tough at Research in Motion: “To convince carriers and retailers that BlackBerry 10 is different, [CEO Thorsten] Heins and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben have been crisscrossing the globe on the lone company jet—a second plane was put on sale as part of Heins’s drive to squeeze out $1 billion in savings this year.” Such restraint.
  • Now Magazine has solved the hell out of the mystery of what happened to Toronto Sun columnist Joe Warmington’s hat.
  • And over on Reddit, a user claims he’s seen rats cavorting on the shelves at the New Seaway Fish Market in Kensington Market. Buyer beware.

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