Merkel tops Forbes list of powerful women; Clinton No. 2

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Visitors surround German Chancellor Merkel during open house day at the Chancellery in BerlinNEW YORK (Reuters) – Forbes magazine ranked German Chancellor Angela Merkel the most powerful woman in the world for the second year in a row in the annual list dominated by politicians, businesswomen and media figures. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placed second, followed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, making the top three spots unchanged from last year. The list named women involved in policymaking, entertainment, technology and nonprofit organizations, among other fields. They were ranked according to influence, the amount of money they control or earn, and media presence. … USA, LLC