2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Decade of top searches
2001, Yahoo! has dipped into billions of searches to uncover our audience's
curiosities, interests, and what matters most to them. Unlike editorial
retrospectives or surveys, the rankings come from online users’ own search
behavior. Looking back, these lists truly sketch a society in motion: It's a
unique way to gauge social trends and interests in the year’s top stop stories,
compelling newsmakers, and viral fads.
Take a look back at a dozen years of Top 10s to see how the Web has grown — and
preoccupied readers in 2012.
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- Early Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.05 or .2 percent, to $31.54. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.29 or .4 percent, to $72.79. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose ...
- Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war
- Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
- Betfair pays up early to gamblers backing Scottish 'No'
LONDON (Reuters) - Polls say the outcome of the Scottish independence vote is too close to call but gambling company Betfair is already paying out more than 100,000 pounds ($162,000) to customers who backed a "No" vote. Bookmakers sometimes pay out early on sports events when they consider the result a foregone conclusion, judging that the publicity they generate is worth the risk should there be a surprise turnaround. "We've decided that 'No' is most likely to be the winning vote in 3 days' time, so we've put our money where our mouth is," online betting specialist Betfair said on Tuesday. ...
- Receipt showing LeSean McCoy's 20-cent tip gets $99,000 bid on eBay
- South Sudan bans foreign workers despite looming famine
- Western sanctions are testing Russia's strength: Medvedev
Russia's strength is being tested by sanctions imposed by the West and the country must react in a level-headed way, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told members of the country's ruling party, United Russia, on Monday. "When a series of our partners, if they can be called that, test Russia's strength through sanctions and all kinds of threats, it is important not to succumb to the temptation of so-called easy solutions and to preserve and continue the development of democratic processes in our society, our state," Medvedev said in a televised speech. The European Union and the United States imposed late last week a fresh set of sanctions against Moscow for its policy on Ukraine, further limiting access for some of Russia's key companies to foreign capital markets.
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