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The average U.S. retail price for regular-grade gasoline rose 5.7 cents to $2.056 a gallon in the week ended today, less than a cent below the all-time record reached in May, the Energy Department said.
Gasoline prices across the U.S. have climbed since mid- February as refiners passed along higher costs for crude oil, which makes up about half the motor fuel's price. Oil futures in New York have climbed 26 percent this year to $54.95 a barrel today, the highest since October.
Dude, You're Going To Hell!
Seems Dell has fired some Somali Muslims because their prayer schedule clashed with the production schedule. If the workers forge ahead with their plans to sue, "that path might lead to an unpleasant surprise for the workers. In a similar case last year,
Since [the Holy Father] posted his address more than 20,000 emails have shown up in his in tray between March 1 to March 3. The INQ inbox had about the same number of emails during the same people, but they were trying to sell us stuff.
"Those of us who like a few pints already know that beer fights cancer and is an absolute life-saver in an avalanche emergency situation, but what about the apparently proven effect of ale on the old waistline, eh?
After all, anyone who has ever been on a package holiday to the Spanish costas can attest to the terrifying expansion of the British male's belly in response to a few hundred gallons of San Miguel...
A report by Ross Koppel of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, told the Journal of the American Medical Association that using computers to prescribe drugs has helped doctors curb dangerous errors caused by messy handwriting and bureaucratic mishaps.
"The BBC is investigating how an episode of the new Doctor Who series ended up on the internet three weeks before the show is due to begin on BBC One. A show spokesperson said the leak was a "significant breach of copyright"."
lol "An 18-year-old US student is today behind bars after police uncovered his plot to raise a zombie army and attack his high school. The wannabe Papa Doc Duvalier's chilling plan was uncovered after the youth's grandparents discovered his written proposal for the outrage in Winchester, Kentucky, lex18.com reports."
"The Defense Department's inspector general is paying nearly $1 billion to 20 auditing and IT firms to assist the department in improving its bleak financial systems picture."
THE FREE MAGAZINE ON FREE SOFTWARE
"Welcome to the "Free Software Magazine" project. Free Software Magazine is the free magazine for the free software world, available on paper and in electronic format. If you wonder what free software is, you should read this article written by the Free Software Foundation."
"With the petroleum industry pumping just barely enough fuel to keep the world's economic engine humming, a buying frenzy on oil markets is setting the stage for sharply higher gasoline prices as early as next week.
"A lawsuit filed on behalf of Limp Bizkit lead singer Fred Durst alleges that the same people who hacked Paris Hilton's cell phone were able pull a homemade sex video off Durst's computer."
"Walter Cronkite, 87, former CBS Evening News anchorman, and the man once named the most trusted figure in American public life, has denounced the US drug war."
"Ousted Hewlett-Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina is under consideration to be World Bank president, a Bush administration official said, adding that no decision has been made."
"Smoking cannabis virtually doubles the risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, researchers say. The New Zealand scientists said their study suggested this was probably due to chemical changes in the brain which resulted from smoking the drug."