2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- TD Bank's 'Automated Thanking Machine' Surprises Customers With Gifts
- Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time’
By Roberta Rampton and David Lawder KANSAS CITY Mo./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, imploring them to "stop just hatin' all the time" as they voted to sue him over charges he has overstepped the bounds of his office. In a party-line, 225-201 vote, the House of Representatives authorized the Republican-drafted lawsuit, which will focus on unilateral changes Obama has made to the Affordable Care Act, his signature health care law. All Democrats and five Republicans opposed the measure. On the House floor, Republican lawmakers reverently invoked America's founders in accusing Obama of bypassing Congress.
- Which states will legalize pot next?
- Twitter sheds $14 billion in value this year as market cap dips below IPO day level
Twitter has shed about $14 billion in value this year as its market cap dips below its IPO level.
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- Despite concerns, US restocks Israel with ammunition
The United States confirmed it had restocked Israel's supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza. "Obviously nothing justifies the killing of innocent civilians seeking shelter in a UN facility," deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf acknowledged, in some of the toughest US comments since the start of the 23-day fighting in the Gaza Strip.
- Argentina slides into default as debt talks fail