Gongol.com Archives: May 2008
Brian Gongol


May 11, 2008

Business and Finance Wages in China keep rising, so companies are looking for cheaper workers elsewhere
The spillover is reaching India, Indonesia, and Vietnam, among other places.

Science and Technology Strange ants of unknown origin are eating electronics in Houston

Computers and the Internet Politics meet computer hacking
Someone took advantage of a security hole in the Obama campaign's website to redirect traffic to the Clinton campaign's site just before the Pennsylvania primary. As candidates rely ever more heavily on the Internet, the need for their campaigns to be security-conscious becomes more important, too.

Business and Finance Long-term planning helps Southwest Airlines save fuel costs
The airline planned ahead and bought large fuel contracts at prices much lower than the same fuel is selling for on the market today, and those contracts will continue through 2012. It just goes to reaffirm the value of planning for risk. On a global scale, there may be evidence that the higher prices being paid for things like oil and grain are part of a large structural shift as the world's poor start to escape poverty.

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