Monday, August 20, 2012

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Pump Action Spurs Iraqi Oil Production :: Iraq now produces more oil than Iran. It still has plenty of growth potential.

School in August Gets Low Grades :: A move by some districts to reopen before Labor Day is angering parents, students and businesses.'s_Most_Popular

Apple Warns Customers to be Cautious of SMS After 'Flaw' Cited - PCWorld ::

Is the U.S. Headed Toward Bankruptcy? :: c1076413e06b5c5c9c1cecb6a5fc75

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real :: As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.

Spouse's Treasure Is Other's Trash :: Moving seemed like the perfect time to get rid of all our junk. The problem: We didn't agree on what was junk.'s_Most_Popular

'Baywatch Babe Goes Hunting for Noah's Ark' ::�33e5e10bd21fe3e052809b7e17f2b8

The 10 Greatest Books of All Time :: What are they? A new book tries to settle it once and for all.,8599,1578073,00.html?xid=rss-mostpopular

Take Monday Off: Quebec City :: This buzzing French-inflected Canadian city blends the best of old and new, with industrial-chic hotels and historic battlefields, bacon-infused cocktails and classic cafes.'s_Most_Popular

Davies and Antolin: Paul Ryan's Catholicism and the Poor :: Acts coerced by government, no matter how beneficial or well-intentioned, cannot be moral.'s_Most_Popular

Guy Sorman: Why Europe Will Rise Again :: France's foremost free-market economist says that Europe's leaders won't let the euro fail, and the EU will save France from the French.

Does the Handicap System Need a Makeover? :: Why the U.S. version leads to slow play—and may also be less fun.'s_Most_Popular

Time, CNN Suspend Columnist Zakaria :: Both Time magazine and CNN have suspended columnist Fareed Zakaria following the revelation of similarities between his recent writing for both news organizations on gun control and another reporter's writing in the New Yorker.

Aetna to Buy Coventry :: Aetna has struck a deal to buy Coventry Health Care for $5.7 billion in cash and stock, a move that will make Aetna one of the largest providers of government-financed health care.'s_Most_Popular

Tampa Strip Club Tycoon Joe Redner: 'I Don't Expect The RNC To Be As Busy ... - Huffington Post ::

Arsenal Opens to Familiar Script :: Arsenal opened its Premier League campaign with a familiar script: lots of possession and neat passing, but not enough cutting edge in the final third.

Business Leaders Back Ryan's Plan With a Few Caveats :: Cutting the deficit without raising taxes is something business executives say they want to see.'s_Most_Popular

Chinese Protest Island Landing :: A landing by Japanese activists on an island claimed by Japan, China and Taiwan sparked anti-Japanese protests across China, as tensions continued to rise in a pair of territorial spats roiling relations in East Asia.'s_Most_Popular

With China Trial Over, Focus Turns to Fate of Official :: Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted official Bo Xilai, was found guilty and given a suspended death sentence for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, paving the way for an announcement on how the party plans to deal with Mr. Bo.'s_Most_Popular

10 Things to Know for Monday - CBS News ::

Groupon Investors Give Up :: Some of Groupon's early backers, including Marc Andreessen, are heading for the exits, joining investors who have lost faith in companies that had been expected to drive a new Internet boom.

Throwback Muscles to the Top :: The Hollywood box-office saw some brawny action this weekend, as the ensemble film "The Expendables 2," starring a collection of throwback muscle men, took the top spot among several new films jostling for attention at theaters.'s_Most_Popular

J.P. Morgan Picks 'Whale' Probe Leader :: J.P. Morgan tapped former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond to head the board investigation of the "London Whale" trading fiasco and James Dimon's role in the trading blunder.

Riksbank Upbeat on Sweden Growth :: Sweden's central bank plans to lift its growth forecast as the Scandinavian economy continues to shake off the euro-zone crisis, a top central bank official.

Akin Steps Back Remarks on Rape :: Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican vying for a Senate seat in Missouri, said Sunday he misspoke when he said pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape" are rare and that women have a biological ability to prevent pregnancy in such cases.'s_Most_Popular

The $6,400 Myth :: Breaking down a false Obama Medicare claim.'s_Most_Popular

The Panic Over Fukushima :: Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller.'s_Most_Popular

To Battle Iguanas, Puerto Rico Will Put Them on Menu :: Iguanas have proliferated in Puerto Rico, chewing up plants and crops and burrowing under roads and dikes. Authorities have a new solution: eat them—or at least export them to other countries that find the reptiles appetizing.'s_Most_Popular

American's Flight Attendants Accept AMR Contract :: American Airlines flight attendants ratified a contract offer from the airline, sparing them from the more drastic terms American had wanted to impose in bankruptcy court in the absence of a consensual agreement.'s_Most_Popular

Sunday Observer: As Woody Guthrie Turns 100, We Protest Too Little :: The American folk hero Woody Guthrie will be honored at the Kennedy Center, but rabble-rousing, not respectability, was his goal.


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