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April 3, 2008 10:00 by

tata, starbucks, Food for Thought
Soaring prices for products like rice and wheat are causing headaches for aid agencies and politicians, says the Economist.

It Turns Out, Mecca Is in the Middle East
Need a job, asks Portfolio of its US readers? Outsize salaries, exorbitant perks, and a healthy party scene are luring many young American professionals to Dubai, it says.

Starbucks Looks for a Fresh Jolt
Starbucks has been so successful, it may seem unassailable, untouchable unavoidable. It’s not, says Time. In fact, the company has had a very difficult year. Traffic at US stores dropped for the first time in its history, and then comparable-store sales--a key measure of a retailer’s health--turned negative too. Here’s what it’s going to do about it.

Rich Men Behaving Badly
Slates meet the super-rich, the dysfunctional class threatening American values, and concludes that maybe the rich aren’t so different from you and me.

A Crash Landing
Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports

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