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No new iPad expected any time soon?
Apple stock falls on report of iPad supply slowdown -- Apple Inc shares slipped on Monday following an analyst report that said the company was cutting orders from suppliers of parts for its iPad tablet. JPMorgan Chase said in the research note out of Asia that several suppliers indicated in the past two weeks that Apple lowered fourth-quarter iPad orders by 25 percent.

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Allegheny County Jail Inmates Get New Flat Screen TVs -- They're top of the line flat screen TVs and right now, inmates at the Allegheny County Jail are likely watching them. The County Jail Oversight Board recently approved the purchase of 40 Sony Bravia televisions for viewing in the jail common areas. If a judge sentenced you to the Allegheny County Jail, you'd be provided three hot meals and a bed to sleep in, but in common areas, you'd also be able to watch cable shows on 42-inch Sony flat screens.

Jason will be there. Will you?
Larry Ellison's Top 10 Objectives For Oracle OpenWorld -- As Oracle prepares for its annual gathering of customers and partners at Oracle OpenWorld next week in San Francisco, the company will be facing a number of large-scale questions about its product direction, strategy, pricing, and openness. In that context, I've put together a list of what I think will be Larry Ellison's Top 10 objectives for the event, and I've based those choices on public comments from Ellison and other Oracle executives as well as the company's past staging of its annual bash.

In North Dakota, Flames of Wasted Natural Gas Light the Prairie -- Across western North Dakota, hundreds of fires rise above fields of wheat and sunflowers and bales of hay. At night, they illuminate the prairie skies like giant fireflies. They are not wildfires caused by lightning strikes or other acts of nature, but the deliberate burning of natural gas by oil companies rushing to extract oil from the Bakken shale field and take advantage of the high price of crude. The gas bubbles up alongside the far more valuable oil, and with less economic incentive to capture it, the drillers treat the gas as waste and simply burn it.

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