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THE DIRTIEST HOTELS IN THE US

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A fear of bed bugs has gripped the country for years. And for some, that fear became a reality.

Trip Advisor released in January its 2011 Dirties Hotels list and topping reviewers’ concerns were complaints of bugs, grime and overall gross conditions.

bedbugs

http://www.businessinsider.com/america-grossest-hotels-2011-9

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AND NOW IBM HAS BLOWN PAST MICROSOFT, BECOMING THE SECOND-MOST VALUABLE TECH COMPANY IN THE WORLD

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A few months ago, Apple (AAPL) completed the humiliation of its long-time foe, Microsoft (MSFT)—surging past Microsoft’s market capitalization and becoming the most valuable tech company in the world.

As Bloomberg Radio observed this morning, at the close of trading yesterday, IBM was worth more than Microsoft: $214 billion vs $213 billion.

http://www.businessinsider.com/ibm-bigger-than-microsoft-2011-9

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THE 50 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS

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FORTUNE’s 2011 annual ranking of America’s leading businesswomen.

#1. Irene Rosenfeld

Chairman and CEO
Kraft Foods
2010 rank: 2
Age: 58

Irene Rosenfeld

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/most-powerful-women/2011/snapshots/1.html?iid=SF_F_Lead

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RUSSIA’S “BERLIN GROUP” AND THEIR GLOBAL ASSASSINATION HIT LIST

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The incredible professionalism of the murders led most observers to one conclusion — a member of Russia’s “Berlin group”, a group swiftly becoming infamous for their covert brutality, was behind them.

Der Spiegel reports that rumors abound of the “Berlin group” planning attacks from Germany have proliferated on Chechen underground websites in recent weeks. The group is suspected of a number of attacks in Istanbul.

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http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-chechnya-berlin-group-2011-9

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THE 30 MOST EXPENSIVE HOTELS IN THE WORLD!

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Luxury-Hotels.com has just released a list of the most expensive hotels on the planet, based on the average rates of a standard double room between June and August 2011 (via Boston.com).

#1 Maia Luxury Resort & Spa, Anse Louis, Seychelles: $2,455 per night


http://www.businessinsider.com/most-expensive-hotels-2011-9

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VLADIMIR’S EMPIRE: A LOOK BACK AT PUTIN’S RISE TO POWER

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As Russia now looks set for another lengthy period of rule from Vladimir Putin, it’s worth a look at where the man came from.

Putin’s back story certainly isn’t dull. He’s the former KGB agent, the judo champion and the man who thought it was appropriate to fly a fighter jet into a war zone as an election stunt. He’s been seen by more people with his top off than your average adult film star.
Early Controversy

http://www.businessinsider.com/vladimir-putin-russia-president-2011-9

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IRAN ANNOUNCES IT IS SENDING ITS NAVY TO PATROL WATERS NEAR US

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Iran’s state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) announced Tehran plans to send ships near the Atlantic Coast of the United States.

CNN reports the Farsi headline of the news story says: “The Navy of the Iranian Army will have a powerful presence near the United States borders.”

Iran submarine

Iranian Kilo-class submarine
Image: wikipedia commons

http://www.businessinsider.com/iran-sending-ships-near-us-waters-2011-9

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