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In this issue:  Taxing the banks, huge Toyota recall, and
dangerous pavement sealer.

If the bank tax were presented as a way to compensate
taxpayers for programs like TLGP, Motley Fool says there
would be no problem.  Instead, it's been presented as a way
to recoup money that, to be fair, has already been recouped.
 That makes the whole thing look groundless and vengeful.

Toyota announced a recall of 2.3 million Toyota vehicles on
Jan. 21, admitting to a problem with accelerator pedals it
sourced dating back to 2005 from Indiana-based supplier CTS
Automotive Products, according to Popular Mechanics.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call for greater
Internet freedom got an unhappy response from China,
according to InternetNews.
Search Engine Watch takes a look at the numerous security
implications for Google users after last week's cyber attack
on Google by China.

HBS Working Knowledge talks about the current economy with
the author of A Concise Guide to Macroeconomics: What
Managers, Executives, and Students Need to know.

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Popular Mechanics shares some photos of the United States
military on the scene in Haiti.
Setting up a self-sustaining hospital in Haiti requires a
massive logistical effort that must be performed on a tight
deadline, according to Popular Mechanics.
Popular Mechanics says few scenes are as haunting as those
seen in Haiti this week, with thousands of corpses blocking
the streets and others being carted by bulldozers en masse
and dumped into huge graves.
Popular Mechanics suggests some lessons for U.S.
preparedness from the Haiti relief efforts.  Nobody cares
more about helping you and your family in time of disaster
than, well, you.  So it makes sense for you to be prepared
to take care of yourself.
Insurance & Technology says catastrophe risk models show the
January 12 Haiti quake presages future Caribbean
earthquakes.  This time the insurance industry responded
with charity, but the next Caribbean earthquake could
require a massive claims response, given the region's
seismic hazard.

AskMen relays a new warning from health experts that sitting
is deadly.
Popular Mechanics warns that a common pavement sealer may
lead to unhealthy homes.  Scientists at the U.S. Geological
Survey found that coal-tar pavement sealant contains 1000
times more polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which are
by-products of fuel burning, than its asphalt-based counterpart

Let the Games Begin!  More than 80 nations and 5,500
athletes and officials will participate in this year's
Winter Olympics, according to Fast Company.