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Ever since the first spurt of popularity in the now widespread e-readers, experts and speculators from all sides have been pondering the question, “will e-readers destroy books as we know them?"
Despite the arguments, the state of the topic right now seems to suggest that, to the surprise of some, books and e-readers won’t edge one another out of the literary arena: They’ll merely coexist. There’s plenty to love about the weight and feel of a physical book in your hands, just as there is also something delightful about the convenience and portability of an e-reader. But for bookworms everywhere, it’s not simply a matter of which will destroy the other, but rather which medium is better for certain types of reading.
When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom. Demand is exploding for “frac sand”--a durable, high-purity quartz sand used to help produce petroleum fluids and prop up man-made fractures in shale rock formations through which oil and gas flows—turning this segment into the top driver of value in the shale revolution. Read more
Joseph E. Stiglitz,
Mohamed A. El-Erian,
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