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Sony reports record annual loss

Sony Corp. racked up a record annual loss of 457 billion yen ($5.7 billion) in its fourth straight year of red ink as the once-glorious maker of the Walkman and PlayStation struggles to turn things around under a new president.

(FINANCIAL TIMES) TOKYO - Sony on Thursday sought to assure investors that its latest restructuring effort was bearing fruit, saying it expected to follow a record 2011 net loss with its first full-year net profit in five years.

The Japanese electronics and entertainment group, which is preparing to cut 10,000 jobs, or 6 per cent of its global headcount, and scale back its unprofitable television manufacturing business, forecast a narrow Y30bn net profit for the year to next March.

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The Ideal Age To Marry? Reflections Of A 20-Something Indian Woman

India is raising the minimum age for women to marry. What does that mean on the individual level (with your parents whispering in your ear)?

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Priyamvada Rana

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NEW DELHI — A few days ago, I got a call from my parents, who wanted to talk about the "ideal age to marry." This came after news about India raising the minimum age for women to marry to 21, to match the age for men. It's a laudable move, sure, but I even wonder if 21-year-olds will be able to fathom the expectations, responsibilities and limitations that come with such a socially-constrained institution.

I am not ready at 26, and won’t be even at 30.

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