News links for 11 March 2013
Seit 2005 : Eine Million Deutsche sind Hartz-IV-Dauerbezieher - Nachrichten Wirtschaft - DIE WELT
Since 2005, over 1 million Germans have been permanently on the new Hartz IV social program despite the program's implementation to reduce need for unemployment assistance and the low rate of unemployment.
Canada's Arctic glaciers headed for unstoppable thaw: study | Reuters
"Canadian glaciers that are the world's third biggest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland seem headed for an irreversible melt that will push up sea levels, scientists said on Thursday."
Bank compensation up in 2012 despite cutback efforts | Reuters
"Compensation at the world's biggest banks rose last year, with 35 of them spending a combined 10 billion euros ($13.1 billion) more on sta...
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