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  • Frustration Over Jobs Unites 'Occupiers' In Boston
    The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have attracted all kinds of people and all kinds of causes. Walking around the protest site in downtown Boston, though, it doesn't take long to figure out many of the protesters have the same problem: They can't find jobs.
  • Exploring Occupy Wall Street's 'Adbuster' Origins
    The Occupy Wall Street movement is decentralized, but it traces its origin to a call to action in the Vancouver-based magazine Adbusters. The magazine and the movement share a common spark in the person of Kalle Lasn, a disillusioned adman.
  • Zanesville Saddened After Exotic Animals Are Killed
    It's been a wild 24 hours in Zanesville, Ohio. More than 50 lions, tigers and other exotic and dangerous animals were on the loose. Authorities say the owner let the animals out of their cages and then apparently committed suicide. Sheriff's deputies were forced to kill some of the animals.
  • Real 'Sybil' Admits Multiple Personalities Were Fake
    In Sybil Exposed, Debbie Nathan explores the life of Shirley Mason — the psychiatric patient whose life was portrayed in the 1973 book and 1976 TV movie. Mason later admitted to her psychiatrist that she'd made the whole thing up — but not before the story manufactured a psychiatric phenomenon.
  • European Leaders Deadlocked Over Rescue Fund
    More demonstrations are being staged in Greece as the parliament votes on another round of stinging austerity measures. Wednesdays protests ended in vicious street battles between police and protesters. Meanwhile, European leaders are unable to agree on plans to stop the Greek debt crisis from spilling into the rest of the Eurozone.
  • IQ Isn't Set In Stone, Suggests Study That Finds Big Jumps, Dips In Teens
    A new study documents significant fluctuations in the IQs of a group of British teenagers. The findings bolster the theory that the IQ test isn't a measure of a person's "fixed" intellectual capacity but rather, a gauge of acquired knowledge that progresses in fits and starts.
  • Tennessee Teachers Find It Hard To Make The Grade
    Tennessee overhauled its teacher evaluation system last year to win a grant from the federal Race to the Top program, and now teachers say they are struggling to shine. But the state says that there's no way educators are performing at the top of their game when students are not.
  • Groupon Scales Down Initial Public Offering
    The online daily discount site's IPO could be one of the biggest Internet IPOs in years. But recent stock market volatility, and criticism of Groupon's accounting methods have changed the plan a bit.
  • Citigroup Agrees To Settle SEC's Fraud Charges
    Citigroup will pay a $285 million fine to settle charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC says the bank marketed mortgage-backed securities while simultaneously betting against them. Citigroup neither admitted nor denied the allegations.
  • Home Heating Oil Prices Spike As Cold Weather Nears
    The price of home heating oil is expected to hit an all-time high this winter. When the price of crude oil jumps, the price of home heating oil usually follows. In the last 12 months, the price of crude has shot up 40 percent.

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