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The Bursting of the EVOO Bubble

The price of olive oil is crashing: The price of premium-quality extra virgin olive oil in the wholesale market fell this month to $2,900 a tonne, the lowest since 2002 and down more than half from nearly $6,000 a tonne in 2005, according to the International Monetary Fund. This is …

Obesity, wealthy nations and fast food restaurants may be linked – latimes.com

 Obesity, wealthy nations and fast food restaurants may be linked – latimes.coThe growing worldwideobesity epidemic has been blamed on a number of factors, but a study argues that it may be inexorably linked with wealthy nations and their fast-food restaurants. Researchers compared the number of fast-food restaurants per capita in 26 …

News Desk: Who Lost the D.S.K. Case? : The New Yorker

 The extraordinary New York legal saga of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund, will end Tuesday, when Cyrus Vance, Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney, moves to dismiss the sexual-assault case against him. On Monday, Vance’s subordinates filed a devastating twenty-five page brief, arguing, in great detail, …

Strauss-Kahn prosecutor failed to do homework | The Barr Code

The criminal case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is growing weaker by the day. All indications now are that the Manhattan District Attorney, who almost gleefully announced the salacious sex charges against the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in May, is preparing to drop all charges. As noted in …

Thursday, May. 19, 2011 – Quotes of the Day – TIME.com

  It is with infinite sadness that I feel compelled today to present to the Executive Board my resignation from my post of managing director of the I.M.F. DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN,  who resigned Wednesday as head of the International Monetary Fund in light of accusations that he sexually attacked a housekeeper …

Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lavish life: How does a socialist public servant pay for $3,000-a-night hotel suites and first-class flights? – By Annie Lowrey – Slate Magazine

How does a socialist public servant pay for $3,000-a-night hotel suites and first-class flights? Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, allegedly sexually assaulted a maid in a $3,000-a-night Midtown Manhattan hotel suite this weekend. Then, police arrested him in the first-class cabin of a Paris-bound flight. …