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Jersey Shore captures 8.45 million, and more

The season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore was viewed by 8.45 million people, more than the average audiences of network news broadcasts on ABC and CBS.

Jersey Shore captures 8.45 million
The season premiere of MTV’s Jersey Shore was viewed by 8.45 million people, more than the average audiences of network news broadcasts on ABC and CBS, and only slightly behind the average audience for NBC’s nightly news show.
Mediabistro.com

Oil-loving bacteria save the Gulf of Mexico
Bacteria quickly consumed most of the 200,000 tons of methane gas released during the BP oil spill last year in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new study by university scientists. Petroleum-eating microbes also consumed most of the millions of gallons of oil, and scientists have found little trace of the spill in Gulf waters.
Los Angeles Times

Richer than the world's 57 poorest countries
The world’s four richest citizens—Carlos Slim, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Mukesh Ambani—control more wealth than the world’s 57 poorest countries.
ForeignPolicy.com

Detroit to generate 23,000 jobs in 2011
For the first time in a decade, the auto industry in Detroit is creating new jobs. After eliminating 71,500 jobs in 2008 and 2009, the auto industry is expected to generate 23,000 jobs this year, according to the Center for Automotive Research.
Detroit Free Press

WikiLeaks: There's much, much more
WikiLeaks has placed online only 1 percent of the 251,287 secret diplomatic cables it obtained. Six newspapers have been given or have obtained the entire collection, but they have yet to publish cables not made public by WikiLeaks.
The New York Times

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