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  • Tanzania's proposed constitution empowers women to own land

    DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sakina Mzava was still mourning the loss of her husband when her father-in-law kicked her out of her marital home in Vikindu village in Tanzania's Coast Region. He also told her to hand over a piece of...
  • Dogs, hogs and dairy cows: 'Animal pharm' catches Wall Street's attention

    OVERLAND PARK Kan. (Reuters) - Cancer drugs for cats, pain relief for dogs, diarrhea drugs for hogs and hormones for dairy cattle: The "animal pharm" industry is increasingly drawing the interest of Wall Street investors. One of the newest companies...
  • Rapid online growth helps pad Costco's profits

    Costco Wholesale has been a bit stodgy when it comes to the Internet but its e-commerce sales boomed this year, helping it beat Wall Street expectations when it posted year-end results Wednesday. Online sales represent only 3 percent of its $110.2...
  • It's in Newport News' budget: $11,531,179 for Social work services

    Newport News has budgeted $11,531,179 for its social work services this fiscal year. The programs that fall under social work services, or family services, as it will soon be called, include adoption, foster care, family engagement court intake, adult...
  • Eric Draper: Amendment1 guarantees conservation spending to save land, water

    Eric Draper: Amendment1 guarantees conservation spending to save land, water
    Is it surprising that opponents of Amendment 1 are hard to find? Nearly 1 million people signed petitions to place the Water and Land Conservation Amendment on Florida's Nov. 4 ballot. The Florida Supreme Court approved its wording, and the state's...
  • Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life

    Forest Park gets thousands of plants — and a new life
    When European buckthorn and other nonnative invasive plants were removed from Forest Park in Lake Forest this spring, people driving along Deerpath Road or walking on the park's lawn could see Lake Michigan. The view had been obscured for many years as...
  • After a century, bison return to Illinois

    After a century, bison return to Illinois
    The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people. The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
  • Factbox: Brazil presidential candidates' policy proposals

    (Reuters) - Brazil's presidential election will be decided in a runoff on Oct. 26 between leftist incumbent President Dilma Rousseff and pro-business challenger Aecio Neves. Following are the policy proposals of the two finalists in a race closely...
  • Body cameras may become part of hunting season

    A hunter encountering a wildlife conservation officer may be recorded on video this winter. A bill allowing Pennsylvania conservation officers to wear body cameras while on duty has passed the House. The Senate is expected to take up the legislation...
  • An environmentalist's calculated push toward Brazil's presidency

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital. She told them the new government of President...
  • Exclusive: Iberdrola hires JPMorgan for asset sales to fund U.S. buy

    MADRID/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Spanish power firm Iberdrola has hired JPMorgan Chase & Co to sell some foreign renewable assets which could raise up to 2 billion euros to help fund an acquisition in the fast-growing U.S. market, three sources with knowledge...