2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic
    Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday.

  • Exclusive: Hyundai directors kept in dark on size of $10 billion land bid - sources

    By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor and two listed affiliates did not seek board clearance for the size of their record $10 billion bid for a plot of land in Seoul, more than triple its appraised value, four board members of the companies told Reuters. Thursday's winning bid for the land sent shares in Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Mobis plunging, wiping out $8 billion in shareholder value, and sparked howls of protest from investors, rekindling worries about corporate governance at South Korea's conglomerates, or chaebol. ...

  • Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS
    Blackwater Founder: We Could Stop ISIS

    Erik Prince says his old private army could have dealt with the Islamic State militants on their own—and that Republicans need to start fighting ‘like we pay them to.’

  • Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks
    Paris installs glass panels in a test to end love locks

    Paris may have found a solution to their love lock problem: glass panels.

  • What to watch for next week: U.S. dollar, BlackBerry and the end of Q3
    What to watch for next week: U.S. dollar, BlackBerry and the end of Q3

    It’s Alibaba’s world and we’re all just living in it this week, but there’s plenty more to look forward to next week! Yahoo Finance’s Jeff Macke, Aaron Pressman, Michael Santoli and Aaron Task break down everything you need to know before your morning grind on Monday.

  • After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids
    After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."

  • Brown says London must keep promise to Scotland as political truce ends

    By Guy Faulconbridge and Michael Holden EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - Former prime minister Gordon Brown urged British leaders on Saturday to keep their promise to grant further powers to Scotland after it voted to remain in the United Kingdom, as a consensus between London's main parties evaporated. All the three biggest parties had promised to rapidly expand Scotland's autonomy in a last-minute push to shore up support for the union just days before Thursday's referendum, which came down 55-45 against independence. ...

  • Dollar's rally bad news for oil, multinationals

    By Akane Otani NEW YORK (Reuters) - The asset with the greatest prowess of late has been the U.S. dollar, and if its rally continues, it threatens to eat into the earnings of multinational companies. The greenback's recent gains have lifted the dollar index - a measure of the dollar's value relative to six currencies - for 10 consecutive weeks. ...

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