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October 12, 2007
GOOD DAY FOR: A worldwide Web, as Internet users, staring Monday, will be able to type Web addresses in 11 non-Roman-letter languages. The Internet Association for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has selected Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Greek, Korean, Hindi, and Yiddish, among others, for the foreign-alphabet-URL rollout. (Marketplace)
BAD DAY FOR: Licking your lips, as a consumer watchdog reported that more than half of the 33 lipstick brands they tested contained lead. About a third of the brands contained more lead than the 0.1 parts-per-million level the FDA allows in candy. (Reuters)
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