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Mid-day Update: Oil prices surge with unrest in Libya, Egyptian businesses reopen

Katharine Crnko Feb 21, 2011

Over the weekend, businesses, schools, banks and museums reopened for business in Egypt. Many businesses offered deep discounts to encourage shoppers to spend again, following weeks of political and economic unrest. Don’t miss Mitchell Hartman’s photo gallery from Cairo as businesses began to reopen their doors.

We heard more from Mitchell Hartman today, covering the turmoil in Libya. Violent protests have broken out in the country, and BP has announced its plan to evacuate employees and suspend drilling in Libya.

Internet dating companies just wrapped up the 2011 iDate conference in Miami. Karen Burkett explains how there’s more to the business of Internet dating than just the set-up.

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