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European Union member nations are considering whether or not to follow Norway's lead and legally institute gender quotas in the boardroom. Women head a slim minority of Fortune 500 companies in the United States, and they haven't earned much more of a corporate foothold across the pond, either...

The nonprofit group Save the Children recently released its 11th annual Mothers' Index of 160 countries, and the United States doesn't even hold a slot in the top 10. Instead, the U.S. comes in at 28 on the list, which is based on national resources and services that support mothers and their children on all rungs of the socioeconomic ladder.