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Monday, March 19, 2012

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  • Paying Dividend Gives More Investors A Bite Of Apple
    Apple announced Monday that for the first time since the mid-1990s the company will start paying a dividend. At the end of 2011, Apple had almost $100 billion in cash burning a hole it its pocket, and investors have been clamoring for the company to start sharing the wealth.
  • Apple's Dividend Underwhelms Some
    Robert Siegel speaks to Roben Farzad, a senior writer at BusinessWeek, about the implications of Apple's decision to pay dividends.
  • Justices Weigh IVF Technology Against 1939 Law
    At the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, the justices heard arguments in a case testing whether children conceived through in vitro fertilization after the death of a parent are eligible for Social Security survivors benefits.
  • Brilliant Idea: More Than 80,000 Of Einstein's Documents Going Online
    They include work related to his most famous formula — E=mc² — and personal papers, such as letters to and from his former mistresses.
  • Digital Technologies Give Dying Languages New Life
    As many as half of the world's languages are at risk of disappearing by the end of the century. More aboriginal groups around the world, including Oregon's Siletz tribe, are using "talking dictionaries" and other digital tools to help preserve their native languages.
  • Gunman Kills Four At Jewish School In France
    A gunman opened fire in front of a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, killing a man and three children. French authorities are investigating whether Monday's shooting is tied to attacks in the same region last week that left three soldiers dead and another critically wounded.
  • Young Russian Politician Fights From The Bottom Up
    Appetite for mass rallies in Russia is waning, and a new breed of young Russian politicians is re-directing energy into politics at the most local level. Maxim Motin, 28, is one of them. As a newly elected municipal council member, he is focusing on street lights, not street protest.
  • In Illinois, Candidates Make A Final Delegate Dash
    It's another furious dash to the finish line as delegate-rich Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is looking to increase his delegate lead. And he's still searching for that decisive win over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.
  • 'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination
    In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck? "Take a very long, warm shower," Lehrer says.
  • U.S. Health Care Workforce Larger Than Ever
    One in eight Americans work in health care and the U.S. spends about $2.7 trillion on it each year. Tony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, tells Robert Siegel that the U.S. healthcare system is "growing like crazy."

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