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Monday, January 25, 2010

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  • Baghdad Attacks Targets Hotels; Over 30 Killed
    More than 30 people were killed and dozens wounded in coordinated attacks on three Baghdad hotel compounds popular with Western journalists and businessmen. Iraq's government blamed insurgents linked to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's regime.
  • Iraq Executes Chemical Ali
    Iraqi TV announced Monday the execution of Chemical Ali, one of Saddam Hussein's top lieutenants. Chemical Ali, whose real name was Ali Hassan al-Majid, was sentenced to death in four separate trials for leading attacks against Iraqi Kurds and Shiites that left tens of thousand dead.
  • Creditors Take Over $5.4B NYC Housing Complexes
    New York investment firm Tishman Speyer defaulted on a $5.4 billion loan for 56 apartment buildings that make up Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, N.Y., and agreed to turn the properties over to the lenders. When the deal was announced four years ago, it was the nation's biggest residential real estate deal.
  • Economists' Rap Battle Gains Cred From Ke$ha's Nod
    An economist and TV producer hired a comedy duo to perform a rap song they wrote that pits the ideas of John Maynard Keynes against those of lesser known theorist F.A. Hayek. The resulting 6 1/2-minute music video tells the story of Keynes and Hayek going out for a night on the town. While drinking and rolling with their homies, they lay out the basics of their theories.
  • What's The Allure Of Tablet Computers?
    Apple is launching a new product, widely thought to be a tablet computer, this week. But it would be entering a crowded market. While tablet computers are a small fraction of computer sales, many companies are selling or plan to sell tablets in the near future.
  • Google's Nexus One Hits Sales Bumps
    Google unveiled last month the hugely hyped Nexus One smart-phone. The device was supposed to revolutionize smart phones the way the Apple's tablet is going to change the tablet game. Unfortunately, says Omar Gallaga, of the Austin American-Statesman, reception to the Nexus One has been tame.
  • Foreign Ministers Gather On Haiti Aid
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said a daylong conference in Montreal on Monday was "the beginning of a conversation" about Haiti's future. The meeting of diplomats and aid organizations to discuss Haiti's long-term needs will be followed by an international donors conference in New York in March.
  • Haitians Find Lifeline In Local Radio Station
    Signal FM 90.5 has been on the air around the clock since the earthquake struck Jan. 12. The station has become a community bulletin board for missing person reports, rescues, body collection, survival tips and solace.
  • For Cave Women, Farmers Had Extra Sex Appeal
    During the Neolithic period, farming technology swept north into Europe over a period of several thousand years. A new study suggests that this development was due to migrating farmers and their appeal to hunter-gatherer women.
  • Ski Cross Brings Excitement, Danger To Olympics
    The sport makes its Olympic debut at the Vancouver Games, opening Feb. 12. In ski cross, the skiers come out of the gates four at a time, compete for space on a narrow, twisty half-mile course and finish in about 50 seconds. Daron Rahlves, who may be the best hope for a U.S. medal, says the danger "gets the blood boiling."

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