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4 Surprising Nations That Minted 6 New Forbes Billionaires

When the next Forbes billionaires list is released, 32 new names will be on it. And while most hail from the sort of countries you'd expect -- the United States, China, EU nations -- a half dozen made their fortunes in more surprising places.

A Modest Gun Control Proposal: Use the Whole 2nd Amendment

Both President Obama's four-part gun control plan and the NRA's proposal to put armed guards in schools have severe shortcomings. To develop a third, better alternative, one might consider looking back to the specific wording of the Second Amendment.

Freedom from Earsplitting Ads: The CALM Act Goes Into Effect

You may not have heard about the CALM Act before, but when you witness the results as the law goes into effect today, you'll probably want to applaud loudly. At last, TV commercials can no longer be broadcast at a higher volume than the programs they accompany.

The 10 Happiest Countries in the World

Once again, 24/7 Wall St. has examined the OECD's report on life satisfaction. And once again, the United States fails to make the top 10 happiest nations in the world. Which countries do? Some may surprise you.

Israel Security Chief Wary of Google Earth, iPhone Apps

Israel%u2019s domestic security chief warned that civilian Internet applications including Google Earth (GOOG) and iPhone apps, offer militant groups access to intelligence that rivals that available to government spies. Yuval Diskin, director of Shin Bet, said cyber technologies are a rising international security threat, Reuters reported.

U.S. Plans to Sell F-15 Fighter Jets to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. plans to sell advanced F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia in a $30 billion, 10-year arms package. The 84 Boeing Co. (BA) F-15s could help the Saudis deal with skirmishes with Yemeni rebels on the country%u2019s southern border, The Wall Street Journal said. The planes will have onboard targeting systems similar to those offered to other foreign governments, but will not be as sophisticated as the F-15s flown by the U.S. military.

A Message from Middle East Stock Markets?

Should it matter to U.S. investors that Middle East stock markets are among the worst-performers this year, with many trading at or near 52-week lows? Hard to know for sure, but this is a development that bears watching.

Helen Thomas Should Have Retired Long Ago

Helen Thomas, the so-called dean of the White House press corps, has retired from journalism after being videotaped saying Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine." Is she an anti-Semite, or was it just a "senior moment"?

How dog poop could cost you

If you are one of those dog owners who sometimes "forgets" to pick up after his dog, your poop could be coming back to bite you.

Poop DNA technology...

Fantastic Freebies: Jerusalem poster

Every day, WalletPop will be bringing you information about a fantastic freebie. Like what you see? Check back tomorrow for more!

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