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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2005-04-27

In this issue:  Buying Russian businesses, the long swim,
and mutual fund fees.

IEEE Spectrum warns that offshoring software development can
put intellectual property at risk.
Downsized corporate employees can be a boon to a small
business, according to Entrepreneur.
Despite fears of government meddling, Western firms are
buying Russian businesses at a record pace, according to
Time Europe.
U.S. chemical plants are closing in droves as production
heads abroad, according to BusinessWeek.
Fast Company claims that all leadership comes down to
changing people's behavior. Science offers some surprising
new answers, and ways to do better.
Requirements that the Bush administration is about to impose
on the electric power industry are an opportunity for
companies that make equipment to fight air pollution,
according to The Motley Fool.

---Computers & Internet---
InternetNews reports on Bill Gates' outlook for 64-bit
The Opera 8.0 browser reached the one million download mark,
forcing Opera's CEO to live up to his promise to swim from
Norway to the U.S. if the goal was exceeded.
Information Age describes the "Think Weeks" that Bill Gates
spends in a secluded cottage.  Lately, Gates has been
pondering the problem of Internet worms.

This Old House says that ornamental grasses can add
surprising texture to your yard with showy plumes and leaves
that rustle and sway.

---Money & Investing---
Shouldn't mutual fund fees decline as assets increase? 
BusinessWeek says that regulators are wondering why they
Life insurance with an accelerated benefits rider can be
used to cover the cost of nursing homes if the policyholder
needs it for long term care, according to BusinessWeek.

It used to be that the Special Forces only recruited from
within the military, but now even civilians can sign up. tells you how to join.
  similar: gives tips on cologne.
IEEE Spectrum says that call-monitoring systems can now
detect anger in your voice.
Buying time to arm for an avian flu pandemic may be
possible, according to Scientific American