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Regulators Crack Down On … Wiffle Ball?

Apr 20, 2011

Add this to the Regulators Gone Wild file: according to a report on the New York Daily News web site yesterday, New York state regulators have deemed Wiffle Ball, freeze tag, dodge ball and other timeless kids’ games “risky recreational activities.” The article says that under state rules, any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities—with at least one of them

Modernizing Iraq's Banking System

Apr 19, 2011
from MidEast

Today the U.S. Chamber’s Iraq Business Initiative hosted Dr. Sinan Al-Shabibi, Iraq’s central bank governor for a briefing at which he discussed Iraq’s fiscal and economic stability and progress that has been made to strengthen the country’s financial sector since 2003.

Rare Earth Elements and Our Clean Energy Future

Apr 19, 2011

What do a cell phone, a hybrid car, and a wind turbine have in common?

They all require rare earth elements.

Rare earth elements are not, despite their name, actually rare. The term dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries before it was clear how common most rare earth elements are. They are, however, difficult and expensive to mine—and control of their supply is igniting worldwide debate.