2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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YIR 2012: Superstorms and Scorchers
Mother Nature made her mark again this year and did so, unfortunately, in the most extreme ways: hellish heat, drought, superstorms and other wild weather events.
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- NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at 1 p.m.: ITT Educational Services Inc. rose 21.7 percent to $11.18. Cleco Corp. rose 10.6 percent to $53.37. Intrawest Resorts rose ...
- Video of woman giving birth outside Egyptian hospital triggers outcry
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian hospital director was suspended on Monday after a video purporting to show a woman giving birth on the facility's doorstep caused an uproar among citizens tired of overcrowded and understaffed medical centres. The woman's husband, Ahmed Musa Abdel Fattah, was quoted by the website of state-run newspaper Al-Ahram as saying the couple were turned away by hospital staff who told them the only doctor was busy performing a Caesarean section on another woman. ...
- Swedish navy widens search for mystery submarine
- Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
- Parents pay the price for children’s student debt
- Family of Ebola-infected nurse Amber Vinson defends her trip to Ohio
- CEO says no gender pay gap at Microsoft
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Satya Nadella, the Microsoft Corp Chief Executive who ignited a firestorm of protest earlier this month by suggesting women should not ask for pay raises, said on Monday that men and women are paid equally at his company. Nadella's statement, made at a presentation on cloud computing in San Francisco, runs counter to some limited data made public by employees, but is unverifiable given that Microsoft does not release details of its pay structure. "I checked that it is something that we are enforcing," said Nadella, when asked about equal pay. ...
- Arkansas Democrats look to ex-President Clinton as early voting starts
By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton made a renewed push in his home state of Arkansas to boost Democrats in tight local races that also have major national implications as early voting started on Monday in the state. The globe-trotting Clinton, who served six terms as governor, returned to Arkansas over the weekend for the second time in a month, headlining three days of rallies in five cities with substantial African-American populations. Democrats are hoping Clinton will help incumbent U.S. ...