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Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz asks you to name the central Swiss town that gives its name to a famous cheese. The answer is the Swiss town of Gruyeres, producer of the well-known Gruyere cheese

Business, Economics and Jobs

Swiss banking giant announces major losses and layoffs

Switzerland's largest bank - UBS - announced massive layoffs today after reporting a $ 1.75 billion loss for the first quarter of 2009. Account holders worldwide continue to withdraw funds after the banking giant agreed to cooperate with foreign authorities investigating tax fraud. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jack Blum, a U.S. attorney specializing in tackling offshore tax abuse.