2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Midday Glance: Gold companies

    Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. rose $.01 or .1 percent, to $16.58. Gold Fields Ltd ADS rose $.01 or .2 percent, to $4.46. GoldCorp. rose $.09 or .4 percent, to ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: QLT Inc. fell 11.9 percent to $5.46. Retrophin Inc. fell 8.8 percent to $11.40. PDL BioPharma Inc. fell 8.7 percent to $8.81. B Communcations ...

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks

    A look at Nasdaq 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc. was unchanged at $100.91 with 26,598,500 shares traded. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. rose 44.1 percent to $31.00 with 10,563,000 shares traded. ...

  • IPhone emerges from 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset

    (Reuters) - Bigger is better and Apple Inc has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote. Most reviewers say that the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone available or "ever made", while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has been described as a "phablet" that will give competition to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy S line of 'big' Android phones. "I think it's a terrific phone. ...

  • No place to hide for Africa's pangolins amid China buying spree

    By Emma Farge and Gerauds Obangome DAKAR/LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Alongside dirt roads twisting through the dense tropical forests of Gabon, the scaly bodies of lifeless long-snouted pangolins dangle from sticks stuck in the ground by hunters. The pangolin, a mammal that looks like an anteater but has the tough scales of a crocodile, has long been prized in central Africa as a bushmeat delicacy. ...

  • Pistorius Judge Under 24-Hour Police Protection After Controversial Ruling
    Pistorius Judge Under 24-Hour Police Protection After Controversial Ruling

    Judge Thokozile Masipa is wrapping up the most famous trial of her career, that of athlete Oscar Pistorius for shooting and killing his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day 2013. 

  • Texas set to execute woman convicted of starving nine-year-old

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a nine-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, would be the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. Coleman is scheduled to be put to death after 6 p.m. Central Time (7 p.m. EDT) at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. She would also be the 517th prisoner put to death in Texas, the most of any state since 1976. ...

  • Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint
    Pope OKs canonization for Sri Lanka's 1st saint

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis signed off Wednesday on Sri Lanka's first saint, bending the Vatican's rules once again to bypass the usual requirement that a second miracle be confirmed.

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