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Honda: CSR going global.
Honda Rolls Out Global Supply Chain Guidelines -- Honda is expanding its environmental purchasing guidelines to cover all its suppliers around the world, the company has announced.

Elastic beanstalk?! What a TERRIBLE branding choice.
Amazon's "Elastic Beanstalk": Cloud Computing For The Masses -- Amazon's growing suite of Web-based computing services offer an increasingly popular way for operators of Internet-based businesses to fill their computing requirements. The new service is intended to hide some the complexity involved in using Amazon to manage the complexity of running your business that way.

Airlines are just doing it wrong.
Blame Antitrust, Not the Weather, For Travel Woes -- airline passengers would have been far less inconvenienced in December if carriers had not been running at near-record load factors and if they had been keeping a few extra planes on hand for emergencies. As it was, when an airline canceled a flight from Point A to Point B, it had no plane available at Point B to fly the scheduled continuation to Point C. That forced the cancellation of another flight, possibly between two cities not even affected by the snowstorm.

Obama's gift list.
List of 2009 Obama gifts revealed by state department -- President Barack Obama and his family received hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from world leaders in 2009, the US has revealed.

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