Boys carry empty bottles and cans to fill them with water in Caucaguita, Caracas, on June 20, 2014.
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Business Latest: Water – Hot commodity of the future?

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THE HOTTEST COMMODITY OF THE FUTURE: WATER:  In the next quarter century, demand for water will boom as the world population swells. This liquid gold is expected to be traded like oil. Already commodity experts are brainstorming on how to create a marketplace for water futures. Read more

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Business Latest: Water -- Hot commodity of the future?

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