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Jan 16, 2010

NYTimes.com: Credit Cards and Reluctant Regulators



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BUSINESS   | January 17, 2010
Fair Game:  Credit Cards and Reluctant Regulators
By GRETCHEN MORGENSON
If credit card issuers try to find ways around new rules on fees, how well would a federal agency enforce them?









SOLIDARITY WITH HAITI



 SOLIDARITY WITH HAITI


It is time that every citizen of the world who due to "GOD'S WILL"  or  the theory  of probabilities, gave some of us the luck  to live, in a better economic situation, than our  congeners.

The tragedy in Haiti is of some magnitude that   I can not express it in one word, I am astonishing mute thinking in their suffering and in the suffering around the world, that in more than 70% live in the condition of hunger.

Through this blog , I implore my followers readers , visitors, partners and associates to  make an economic donation ASAP and canalize it, through respectable institutions well known; and be  alert, of  amoral persons that might be looking for an opportunity to make money at the expense of the tragedy in Haiti -the poorest country in the American Continent.

Fernando Guzman Cavero

NYTimes.com: Haiti Struggles to Distribute Aid



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INTERNATIONAL / AMERICAS   | January 17, 2010
Haiti Struggles to Distribute Aid
By GINGER THOMPSON and DAMIEN CAVE
A sprawling assembly of international officials and aid workers struggled to fix a troubled relief effort.









NYTimes.com: Broadcast Coverage: Compassion and Self-Congratulation



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ARTS / TELEVISION   | January 16, 2010
The TV Watch:  Broadcast Coverage: Compassion and Self-Congratulation
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
Disaster is both one of the hardest and easiest sights to watch on television.









MarketWatch: The Week's top Videos, January 16,2010

MarketWatch
Weekly Roundup
JANUARY 16, 2010

The week's top videos

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the top 10 videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of Jan. 11-15:

Yoga boy wonder

Jackson Parrish, a 7-year old boy from Minnesota, teaches kids and family classes at his mom's yoga studio.
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Harry Reid's apology

President Obama accepts Senate majority leader Harry Reid's apology for his racial remarks.
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Quit smoking by smoking on a schedule

As Melinda Beck reports, Americans who smoke today are much more likely to smoke for psychological and emotional reasons rather than a nicotine addiction. Daniel Seidman, author of "Smoke-Free in 30 Days," tells Beck how smokers can quit the habit by weaning themselves from emotional triggers.
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Israel's robotic warriors

Charles Levinson reports from Jerusalem to discuss Israel's development of robotic, unmanned combat systems. He tells Simon Constable on the News Hub how they are deploying unmanned boats, ground vehicles and aerial vehicles.
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What's behind Conan's refusal?

NBC's Conan O'Brien says in a statement that he does not want to host "The Tonight Show" at 12:05 a.m. Jon Friedman tells Simon Constable this means three things.
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Beware of bond bubble

Bond traders are leery of a possible growing bond bubble. If the bubble bursts, people's retirement savings may be in jeopardy, Smart Money's Russell Pearlman reports.
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More foreclosure trouble ahead

The foreclosure crisis is far from over, according to RealtyTrac's Rick Sharga. The company will release its year-end report on Thursday showing foreclosures rose 20% over the previous year. He talks with Dawn Wotapka about some trouble spots and the outlook for 2010.
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Bonuses fuel apartment sales

Brokers say Web and open-house traffic is up for luxury apartments. Dawn Wotapka tells the News Hub's Simon Constable it's tied to Wall Street bonuses.
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Google to withdraw from China?

Google considers withdrawing from China following a cyberattack that targeted as many as 34 firms and email accounts of human rights activists. Hong Kong bureau chief Peter Stein discusses the subject with technology reporter Andrew LaVallee.
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Almost Famous: Harold Smith IV of OWLE

Almost Famous' Drake Martinet interviews Harold Smith IV, CEO and co-founder of OWLE: Optical Widget for Life Enhancement, a super-beefy accessory for the Apple iPhone that attempts to bridge the gap between camera-phone and professional camcorder.
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