In line with the country’s increasing energy usage trends, statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Agency found that China now uses 47 percent of the world’s coal; its usage grew by 325 million tons in 2011. WORLD -1
According to a new study, one in 12 workers admit to having stolen a coworker’s lunch a few times because “they couldn’t resist.” Fortunately, the CityBeat editorial staff doesn’t even have 12 employees, so everyone’s yogurt should be safe.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) saw a 4.2 percent increase in ridership on its metro buses in 2012 thanks to a new pass program implemented at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State. CINCINNATI +1
A Catholic hospital chain has successfully rid itself of a wrongful death lawsuit by arguing that a dead fetus isn’t the same as a dead person, against its own doctrine. WORLD -2
CVG’s airfares are the second priciest in the nation, according to Bureau of Transportation statistics from 2012’s third quarter. CINCINNATI -2
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