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13 dead, millions without power after rare US storm

BOSTON, (Reuters): Devastation from a rare and deadly October snowstorm lingered in the U.S. Northeast where 1.6 million homes were still without power on Monday, schools were closed and downed trees and powerlines snarled traffic.

Settling in at Wellesley

WITH two United States (US) Secretary of States - Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright - as its alumni, Malaysian student Adelene Lai had little doubt that Wellesley College, Massachusetts was the choice institution for her tertiary studies.

Wall Street protest grows as unions swell ranks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-Wall Street demonstrators converged on New York's financial district on Wednesday, their ranks swelled by nurses, transit workers and other union members joining the protest over economic inequality and the power of U.S. financial institutions.

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son.

Bair to step down as FDIC chairman in July

WASHINGTON: Sheila Bair, a free market advocate who helped oversee the most dramatic bail-out of the financial system since the Great Depression, will leave the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp on July 8, the agency announced on Monday.

iPhone app helps save Gulf wildlife

A FREE iPhone application developed at the University of Massachusetts allows 'citizen scientists' to photograph animals injured by the Deepwater spill, pinpoint their location and contact the Wildlife Hotline.

Layers of intrigue

A Malaysian is fascinating American art lovers with little drops of resin.

What makes a good doctor?

There are many qualities that make a good doctor, but you should also remember not to overrate experience.

Clinton impresses with handling of hostage drama

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton was impressive in the cool way she handled the drama of a man seizing hostages at one of her campaign offices, some voters and analysts said on Saturday.

What it takes to be competitive

University of Massachusetts Amherst chancellor Prof Dr John V. Lombardi receiving a souvenir from Universiti Malaya vice-chancellor Datuk Rafiah Salim after giving a public lecture on 'The Changing Competitive Context for Research Universities' in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.