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Video Killer Thriller in Dubai; Hummer Bites the Dust; How to Win at Office Politics; Buzz Kill; How to Save Capitalism; The Berlin-Dubai-Tehran Axis

February 25, 2010 5:33 by

Video Killer Thriller in Dubai

If Dubai police could identify the suspects behind the murder of Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh so quickly using surveillance, where’s the rest of the city’s video collection, asks Claudia Rosett in Forbes magazine.


The Berlin-Dubai-Tehran Axis

Berlin publicly says it wants to dissuade German firms from doing business with Iran, but hundreds of German manufacturers continue doing business with Tehran through Dubai, opines Matthias Küntzel on The Wall Street Journal.


Hummer Bites the Dust

General Motors’s plan to sell its Hummer brand to a tiny Chinese company has fallen apart. The gas-guzzling SUVs synonymous with pre-financial crisis wealth, will now cease to exist, says Time magazine.


Buzz Kill

Google’s greatest faux pas with its new social-networking site, Buzz, was in its marketing, says Portfolio magazine, and asks whether the company’s online leadership is getting shaky.


Basically, It’s Over

Slate narrates a parable about how a nation came to financial ruin.


The Great Recession: A Spiritual Crisis

The financial crisis is a moral crisis, says Jim Wallis on The Huffington Post, adding that the “market” now seems to have all the godlike qualities—it is all-knowing, all-present, all-powerful, and even eternal.


How to Save Capitalism

Newsweek’s Daniel Gross speaks to Matthew Bishop and Michael Green, co-authors of the book The Road From Ruin: How to Revive Capitalism and Put America Back on Top, to try and find out how companies can align their interests with public good.


How to Win at Office Politics

It is about getting ahead and accomplishing more, but not about stabbing people in the back, explains Beth Weissenberger on Business Week.


Stand Up While You Read This!

If you spend most of the day sitting — in your car, your office chair, on your sofa at home —you may even stop enjoying the benefits of regular exercise, says The New York Times.


15 Funny and Creative 404 Error Pages

Clicking on a link that doesn’t exist anymore brings you the famous “404 – Page Not Found” error message. Oddee checks out some error messages that stand out.


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