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Submission + - Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph for Weeks Into Local Communities (nytimes.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Fresh research out of the UNC Gillings and JHU Bloomberg schools of public health shows industrial farm workers are carrying livestock-associated, multidrug-resistant staph into local communities for weeks at a time. This problem has grown since its last mention on Slashdot. Unfortunately, massive industrial lobbying continues to neuter government action.

Submission + - Bush hints at retaining power after 2008 (wired.com)

Allnighterking writes: "Bush in an interview today was asked about Putin attempting to retain power after he is required to step down in 2008. Bush quipped, "I might do that myself" Wired Magazine has been trying to find out using the Freedom of Information Act, just what the possibilities are that Bush could remain in power. No wonder it's been found the the Military rank and file supports Ron Paul."

Halliburton Moving HQ To Dubai 555

theodp writes "Much-maligned defense contractor Halliburton is moving its corporate headquarters from Houston to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai's friendly tax laws will add to Halliburton's bottom line. Last year the company earned $2.3B in profits. Sen. Patrick Leahy called the company's move 'corporate greed at its worst.' Halliburton, once headed by VP Dick Cheney, has been awarded contracts valued at an estimated $25.7B for its work in Iraq."

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