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  • Yemen reopens oil route

    Qaeda fight could bog down Yemen reconstruction drive

    The army was deeply divided, al Qaeda-linked militants were in control of large swathes of the south, oil exports had halved following repeated attacks on the main oil pipeline and the capitalSanaa was spending most nights in darkness due to frequent power cuts.

    August 19, 2012 8:30
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    OPEC delays delicate talks on picking new Secretary General

    OPEC has delayed a meeting of officials to help select its new secretary general, delegates from the oil producers' group said, putting off delicate talks that could reignite rivalry for influence as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq seek the top post.

    August 19, 2012 8:21
  • dining phone

    Do you really have to answer that?

    A restaurant in Los Angeles offers diners a 5 percent discount if they leave their cell phones at the door—Kipp wonders if such a policy makes good business sense?

    August 16, 2012 3:41
  • Olympic protest against Adidas exploitation

    Adidas exploitation shamed: ‘Not OK anywhere’

    Murray Worthy, sweatshops campaigner at War on Want said “Hainer should be ashamed of his flippant comments about the way Adidas is profiting from the exploitation of workers around the world"

    August 8, 2012 10:10