2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $34.86. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.16 or .2 percent, to $68.39. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...

  • Peshmerga 2.0: New generation of Kurd fighters in Iraq
    Peshmerga 2.0: New generation of Kurd fighters in Iraq

    After a tough day battling jihadists in northern Iraq, a group of young peshmerga fighters discuss English football results around a table littered with smartphones and vodka Red Bulls. "It's globalisation, it's a new world and we need to adapt to it," said Sirwan Barzani, who is commanding peshmerga forces fighting the Islamic State jihadist group. What is now the main security force of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan for years enjoyed a reputation surviving off increasingly old successes, but since August, a new generation is experiencing combat. The Islamic State group, which swept into Iraq's Sunni heartland in June, made a secondary push in August, inflicting stinging defeats on the peshmerga and moving within striking distance of the Kurdish regional capital Arbil.

  • The New Face of Transgender Youth
    The New Face of Transgender Youth

    What defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others.

  • How the North Carolina Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014
    How the North Carolina Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014

    But with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections, it’s clear the Tar Heel State has indeed emerged as a ground zero — though not in the way the GOP chairman meant. The highly competitive Senate race in North Carolina is the multimillion-dollar epicenter of the negative campaigning that has come to define this election and that parties are using to try to win tight races nationwide.

  • Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
    Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

    By Alexei Anishchuk LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia's neighbors. ...

  • Nurse Nina Pham free of Ebola, NIH announces
    Nurse Nina Pham free of Ebola, NIH announces

    DALLAS — Texas nurse Nina Pham, one of two caregivers to contract Ebola from Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is now free of the deadly virus, the National Institutes of Health announced on Friday.

  • Amazon Down 10%: The real reason why and how to trade it
    Amazon Down 10%: The real reason why and how to trade it

    Have investors finally had enough of Amazon losing money? If the reaction to yesterday's earnings are any indication the answer is yes!

  • Ebola's in New York; is the economy at risk?
    Ebola's in New York; is the economy at risk?

    With a new case of Ebola confirmed in New York, we asked the Chief Economist at McGladrey if the spread could impact the U.S. economy. He said no - but watch for temporary shakeups in equities and fixed income.

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