By Mark Mix
Home day care providers would be forced into unions
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Egypt's capital prides itself on being a city that never sleeps, with crowds filling cafes and shops open into the small hours. So, the government is facing a backlash from businesses and the public as it vows to impose new nationwide rules closing stores and restaurants early.
Local Development Minister Ahmed Zaki Abdin, a non-Islamist who served as a provincial governor under Mr. Mubarak, said closing up earlier would save the government more than $1 billion a year — though opponents have questioned whether the move would really conserve much energy.