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Bad Timing for Dubai, Abu Dhabi; The Sky Isn’t Falling; In Defense of Distraction; 100 of America's Greatest Success Stories; The Avis Economy; 15 Most Bizarre Patents

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May 21, 2009 3:59 by



Bad Timing for Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Considering confidence is in short supply, Dubai and the UAE are not showing their best side to investors, says Forbes.

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Obama Opens Door of Hope on Peace

While the general public in the Arab world remains deeply skeptical about peace in the region, the Obama administration has led at least some people to believe that it is achievable, says Roula Khala in the Financial Times.

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In Defense of Distraction

Thanks to Twitter, Adderall, lifehacking, mindful jogging, power browsing, and several other things, we are becoming mentally obese, says New York magazine.

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The Sky Isn’t Falling

Why have predictions about the swine flu pandemic and the global financial crisis been so exaggerated, questions Fareed Zakaria in Newsweek.

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The Avis Economy

Can we end the recession simply by trying harder, asks Daniel Gross in Slate.

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Does Doing Business Online Require More Trust?

In some cases it’s less risky doing business with someone you only know online, says blogger Business Pundit.

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Beyond Billboards

Inc checks out nine outdoor advertisements worth noticing.

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100 of America’s Greatest Success Stories

Business Week lists out the richest men or women in 100 towns across the US as described in the book The Richest Man in Town by Randall Jones.

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100 Most Creative People in Business

Fast Company says it looked for dazzling new thinkers, rising stars, and boldface names who couldn’t be ignored to create this list.

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15 Most Bizarre Patents

From an anti-eating mask to a bird diaper, Oddee checks out some of the most useless, weirdest patents.




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