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  • Hundreds Of Police Take Over Occupy L.A. Camp
    Police in Los Angeles moved in overnight at the camp of Occupy protesters. The raid began two days after protesters were told to leave. Police took similar action in Philadelphia.
  • British Public Sector Workers Strike Over Pensions
    What's being described as the largest national strike in a generation has begun in Britain. Some two million public sector workers are expected to take part. It's the latest in a wave of protests over austerity measures that have been sweeping through Europe for many months.
  • The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data'
    Businesses' desire to make sense of vast troves of data means mathematicians are in high demand, creating a recruiting war for talented analysts. DJ Patil, a "big data" expert who now recruits for a venture capital firm, compares raw data to clay: shapeless until molded by a gifted mathematician.
  • Hearing May Lead To More Freedom For Hinckley
    The man who shot President Reagan in 1981 has gradually been winning more liberties after being confined to a mental institution for decades. On Wednesday, a judge will begin to consider whether he deserves more privileges that could pave the way for him to live in the community.
  • Does Milwaukee's Campaign Against Sleeping With Babies Go Too Far?
    Eleven babies have died while sleeping next to adults this year in Milwaukee. The city's health department has started an anti-bed-sharing campaign aimed at preventing more infant deaths, but critics say the grim images demonize parents rather than educating them.
  • Mitt Romney Courts Florida's Latino Voters
    In Florida four years ago, Mitt Romney failed to persuade Republicans that he should be the party's nominee for president. This year, he hopes not to let that happen again. Romney made two quick campaign stops in the state Tuesday, and he made a special effort to appeal to Latino voters.
  • A Steel Town Looks At Its Future, And Sees Rebirth
    The Great Recession hit the industrial Midwest especially hard in recent years. Now, though, local leaders in at least one small Illinois city believe the worst is finally behind them. But they need to diversify — and attract new residents.
  • Apple, Samsung Wage War In Patent Battle
    A judge in Australia has given Samsung permission to sell its Galaxy tablet computers there — just in time for holiday shopping. Apple accuses Samsung of copying key features of the iPad and iPhone, and has been trying to block Samsung from selling versions of those devices.
  • Workers Likely To Lose Out In AMR Bankruptcy
    When American Airlines reorganizes under bankruptcy protection, it's not likely to seek widespread layoffs. The airline already made big cuts during the economic downturn. More likely, the company will seek big givebacks in retiree pensions and benefits.
  • Houston Moves Forward After Enron's Collapse
    Dec. 2 marks the 10-year anniversary of when energy giant Enron filed for bankruptcy. The next day, thousands of workers in the company's Houston headquarters lost their jobs. How has the city coped with company's demise?

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