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February 11, 2008

Welcome to the online edition of The New York Times Upfront, where you'll find a selection of articles from our print edition. (For information on subscribing to the print edition, with all its additional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

Over a Barrel
What the skyrocketing price of oil is doing to the U.S. economy


INTERNATIONAL

Most Dangerous Nation?
The implications of the recent turmoil in Pakistan, a nuclear-armed U.S. ally on the front line of the war against terrorism

Daughters Welcome
A long economic boom is changing the way South Koreans value girls and women.


SOCIETY
Too Much Information?
As scientists unravel DNA’s mysteries, concerns arise about potential misuse.


TIMES PAST

1908: The Model T
How Henry Ford paved the way for the car-focused, surburban America of today


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Billionaire boom, saving a President, gum-chewing careers, and more

DEBATE
Should teens be banned from tanning salons?

OPINION
Excerpts from New York Times columnists:
Thomas L. Friedman on why India should avoid copying America’s car culture

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news