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An odd type of supply risk...
CSX train derails in Taunton; police investigate theft of railroad tracks -- A CSX railroad engine en route to a delivery in Taunton's Myles Standish Industrial Park derailed Wednesday afternoon after thieves cut away two 8-foot sections of solid steel track, authorities said. No one was injured as a result of the incident, which observers on scene said ranks as the most audacious example of metal theft in recent memory.

Civil servants spend £25m on credit cards, including luxury hotels, fine dining and golf trips -- Officials across 18 Government departments treated themselves to relaxing breaks at opulent country retreats, stayed in some of the world's most luxurious holiday resorts and splashed out on items from Apple iPads to snowmobiles.

Interesting opinion piece -- thoughts?
Memo to SEC: Groupon Has No Competitive Advantage, Stop Its IPO -- Dear SEC Chair Schapiro: Should the market for Initial Public Offerings (IPO) give the public a shot at attractive investment returns? Or should it just give selected insiders a way to make quick, risk-free billions? I think the answer is maybe to both. But in the case of Groupon's IPO, the answer will certainly be no to the first question and yes to the second.

The cost of "curing" cancer.
The costly war on cancer -- CANCER is not one disease. It is many. Yet oncologists have long used the same blunt weapons to fight different types of cancer: cut the tumour out, zap it with radiation or blast it with chemotherapy that kills good cells as well as bad ones. New cancer drugs are changing this. Scientists are now attacking specific mutations that drive specific forms of cancer.

- Sheena Moore

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