2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Final Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies were up at the close of trading: CSX rose $.15 or .5 percent, to $31.06. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.44 or .6 percent, to $72.30. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014:

  • Hands on: This is how awesome widgets are going to be in iOS 8
    Hands on: This is how awesome widgets are going to be in iOS 8

    Apple has fought the idea of adding widget support to its iOS platform for years, in theory because the company decided battery life was more important than zero-tap access to information. Some agree with that stance while others would rather have the option of using widgets on their iPhones and iPads, but now Apple has finally come up with a compromise. In iOS 8, Apple’s next-generation mobile platform that will be released to the public later this month, developers can create widgets for their apps that will reside on the Today panel in iOS’s Notification Center. It’s not quite as practical as a home screen widget might be, but at least it’s something. While the world waits for iOS 8 to be

  • Apple says its systems not to blame for celebrity photo breach
    Apple says its systems not to blame for celebrity photo breach

    By Edwin Chan and Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of celebrities including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence were leaked online through the apparent hacking of individual iCloud accounts. Apple rushed to restore confidence in its systems' security, saying the celebrity photo scandal that also ensnared swimsuit model Kate Upton, actress Kirsten Dunst and possibly dozens more was the result of targeted attacks on accounts storing personal data and not a direct breach of Apple systems. "We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find My iPhone." The celebrity hacking that came to light over the long Labor Day weekend nevertheless ranks among the highest-profile public fiascos for Apple in recent years.

  • Eric Cantor Cashes In with New Wall Street Job
    Eric Cantor Cashes In with New Wall Street Job

    Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader, lost his old job in a stunning defeat to a Tea Party challenger in Virginia’s Republican primary earlier this year. Boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. announced Tuesday that Cantor, 51, will be joining as vice chairman and managing director, and would also be elected to the company’s board. “Eric’s judgment and tremendous experience will expand the capabilities our team brings to clients around the world as he has unique expertise in assessing complex situations and crafting innovative solutions,” Ken Moelis, the chairman and CEO of the eponymous investment bank, said in a statement.

  • Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight
    Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

  • 4D Batman roller coaster tosses you to Gotham and back
    4D Batman roller coaster tosses you to Gotham and back

    A new ride coming to the Six Flags theme park in Fiesta, Texas, will have you gliding around like the Caped Crusader. Those with weak stomachs need not apply.>

  • Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
    Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard for the second time this year to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics.

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