2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Business Highlights

    ___ Alibaba stock soars in jubilant trading debut Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed more than 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited ...

  • Market needs a 10-20% correction now: Lamensdorf
    Market needs a 10-20% correction now: Lamensdorf

    Brad Lamensdorf on why the market needs to correct now, or face a 'horrible' 2015

  • Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show
    Craig Ferguson plays it loose with new game show

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Craig Ferguson approached his first TV game show host's job with a subversive attitude. Then came the simple matter of his wardrobe for "Celebrity Name Game."

  • Filipino 'warrior peacekeepers' guarding the world's war zones

    Capas (Philippines) (AFP) - After nearly two decades on the frontlines against Muslim insurgents in the Philippines' violence-plagued south, Army Captain Teodoro Nicor is looking forward to guarding a war zone abroad.

  • Dog found 3,000 miles away to be flown home to Philadelphia

    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A dog found almost 3,000 miles away from home after vanishing five months ago will be flown back to her owner by the company that made the microchip responsible for identifying the animal. The female Jack Russell terrier named Gidget was discovered outside Portland by a shelter volunteer earlier this month after going missing near Philadelphia in April. Deborah Wood, animal services manager at Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro, Oregon, said on Friday that Gidget should be cleared for travel by Saturday. ...

  • How Long Can the GOP Hide the Crazy?

    No Todd Akins or Richard Mourdocks so far this year. But there’s still time—and here are some candidates who might slip.

  • Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake
    Body of Texas sheriff's deputy found in lake

    Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.

  • Pope orders review of annulment process to simplify procedure

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has ordered a review aimed at simplifying the Church's procedures for annulments, the Vatican said on Saturday, a move that could make it easier for Catholics to end marriages. A statement said Francis had appointed an 11-member commission of canon lawyers and theologians to propose reform of the process, "seeking to simplify and streamline it while safeguarding the principle of the indissolubility of marriage". ...

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