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Beijingers commute 70 mins • According to the latest survey, the transportation time related to work that citizens in Beijing spend is on average 70 minutes, 16 minutes more compared with 20 years age. The main reasons of this phenomenon are the increased distance between home and the work place and heavier traffic. House passes bonus tax • The US House of Representatives voted decisively Thursday to impose a 90% tax on millions of dollars in employee bonuses paid by troubled insurance giant AIG and other bailed-out companies. The bill was approved with a vote of 328 to 93. The tax will apply to employees whose total annual pay exceeded $250000 at firms that received more than $5b in government rescue funds. Spaniards going gray • Celebrities in Spain including the mayor of Madrid are keeping up with a national fashion trend of dying their hair gray. According to sociologists, people can earn trust more easily by getting gray hair which indicates having more life experience. It is also reflection of self- confidence particularly for those women who refuse hair coloring, some psychologists added.
"Beijingers commute 70 mins"