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Wed May 18, 2011
Business

Computer Glitch Allows Cheap Price For Gas

Long lines formed at a gas station in Los Angeles a few days ago. Premium unleaded was on sale for an unbelievable discount: $1.10 a gallon. Drivers quickly purchased 7,000 gallons at this low price. It was a nightmare for the gas station owner, who says he lost $21,000.

12:01am

Wed May 18, 2011
Money Counts: Young Adults And Financial Literacy

Sites That Help Track Your Spending, And Saving

Personal finance websites allow their users to track even small expenses — such as coffee-shop visits — and set saving goals, like paying for a long vacation.
PR Newswire

Part of a series on young people and financial literacy

Personal finance websites such as Mint.com have gained fans for helping people sort out where their money goes. They can be a great way to track your savings, says Joan Goldwasser, a senior reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

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12:01am

Wed May 18, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Coffee Lowers Risk Of Deadliest Prostate Cancer

A study finds that drinking at least six cups a day of coffee reduces the risk of aggressive prostate cancer by 60 percent.
Francois Guillot AFP/Getty Images

For a long time scientists have wondered whether coffee might lower the risk of prostate cancer.

Previous studies have been relatively small and have shown mixed results.

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12:01am

Wed May 18, 2011
Politics

In Medicare Debate, Both Sides Claim An Edge

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), shown with Reps. Xavier Becerra (D-CA, left) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), speaks at a news conference last month on Capitol Hill. Pelosi says the Republicans' Medicare plan is a political boon to her party.
Alex Wong Getty Images

One thing Republicans and Democrats have learned in recent years is how to use Medicare to attack the other party. Republicans say Democrats will ruin the program by letting it go bankrupt, while Democrats say the GOP wants to abolish the program altogether.

It's hard for voters to sort out who's telling the truth, and even harder to tell which party will have an advantage on the issue in 2012.

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12:01am

Wed May 18, 2011
Africa

Pressed For Space, South African City Recycles Graves

A graveyard that will be recycled by the Durban Municipality. The death toll in Durban has soared for years, largely due to HIV-related deaths, and cemeteries are running out of space.
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At the Umlazi cemetery on the outskirts of the South African city of Durban, Xolile Mahanjana wades through the knee-high grass. Rolling green hills extend around him and a set of power lines runs overhead. He leans forward and sweeps aside the grass with his hands, trying to locate his mother's grave.

"It was between this one and that cross over there," he says, "which means it's here."

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