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Sep 9, 2011, 3:25 a.m.

Some fearful China billionaires steer clear of rich list

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Growing numbers of China's rich want to avoid publicizing their wealth, Forbes said, reflecting fears of official scrutiny amid a vast and growing rich-poor divide after several billionaires have ended up in jail. Rural incomes have been rising more slowly than urban incomes for two decades -- a factor that could threaten social stability and the ruling Communist Party's grip on power in a country where 150 million people still live on just $0.50 a day.

Mexico is most tolerant nation for sex scandals: poll

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - When politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived in France last week, cleared of a New York sex scandal, he returned home smiling despite facing a frosty reception. Maybe he should have gone to Mexico, instead. Pay attention Anthony Weiner, Tiger Woods, Brett Favre and others caught up in public, sexual indiscretions.

Mexico City traffic is worst, drivers survey says

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Driving in Mexico City is a nightmare, while in Montreal it's a relative breeze. So says an IBM-sponsored survey released on Thursday of 8,000 people in 20 cities who drive regularly and were asked about their level of "commuter pain" and the consequences in terms of stress, lost time, and ill health.

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