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세상다담 2008. 12. 20. 23:53

 Associated Press

 

 

 

 

□ A new survey has taken a look at students and dishonesty : 

 

   So much for the honor system. A nationwide survey finds 30 percent of high school students who were questioned say they've stolen from a store in the past year; 64 percent have cheated on a test. The Josephson Institute surveyed 30,000 students at 100 schools, private and public, and found the cheating to be rampant , with 38 percent of those surveyed admitting they cheated two or more times; 36 percent say they used the Internet to plagiarize and assignment. Despite those responses, 93 percent of the students said they were satisfied with their own personal etics and character. I’m Carlotta Bradley.


 

  

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□ With the cold season approaching, people can’t be too careful about taking precautions :

 

   Researcher Owen Henley says he’s not a fan of those ubiquitous wipes. Henley says soap and water is more effective. Alcohol doesn't always work, so what about good old Clorox? “Clorox will kill the virus. However, I’d rather rinse my hands in water than pour Clorox on them. The—the—no question, but that Clorox will kill the virus, no doubt about it.” Sofia Mannos, Washington. 

 

 

 

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A new study concludes investors have been behind the volatility in oil prices :

 

   Speculation by large investors has been the key factor rather than supply and demand in the rise and recent fall of crude oil prices. Michael Masters, co-author of the study: “The large speculators started appearing in the last five years and thought of commodity futures as a, as a place to buy and hold, or as an asset class, and as they put money into the market, they helped create demand, which created higher prices.” The study shows speculators poured $60 billion into oil futures markets during the first six months of the year, pushing prices to record highs. Since then, they’ve withdrawn nearly $39 billion from those same markets as prices retreated. Andy Girscher, Chicago.  

 

 

 

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