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 $.69 or 2.1 percent, to $34.20. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $1.85 or 2.8 percent, to $67.42. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases

    A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Omeros Corp. fell 12.3 percent to $12.12. Altisource Ptfl Sol fell 10.9 percent to $84.51. Enanta Pharma fell 10.2 percent ...

  • Kate makes first appearance since royal pregnancy
    Kate makes first appearance since royal pregnancy

    London (AFP) - Prince William's wife Kate on Tuesday made her first public appearance since her pregnancy was announced as she welcomed Singapore's President Tony Tan on his state visit to Britain.

  • Brookfield Canada reports 3Q results

    The Toronto-based real estate investment trust said it had funds from operations of $33.8 million, or 36 cents per share, in the period. Funds from operations is a closely watched measure in the REIT industry. ...

  • Film’s most iconic scenes were amazingly recreated with Legos
    Film’s most iconic scenes were amazingly recreated with Legos

    With the success of the recent Lego movie, a 15-year old stop motion animator from Kilbarchan, Scotland named Morgan Spence decided he would use Legos to recreate some of the most iconic movie scenes of all time. This classic scene from Titanic a great example of his work with Legos: And here’s that chilling scene from The Shining: There’s no doubt that this 15-year-old from Scotland has some talent. Have a look at the video he made of his numerous Lego takes on iconic movie scenes below.

  • Weather Balloon Used to Launch Couple's Ashes to the Edge of Space
    Weather Balloon Used to Launch Couple's Ashes to the Edge of Space

    John and Lois Lafferty were married later in life but shared a passion for travel and history. So when they passed away, Lois's daughter Misty had the perfect idea for scattering their ashes. Lois and John became the first customers of Mesoloft, which launches ashes via weather balloon high into the Earth's atmosphere. Yes, there actually is a company that offers this service. In a video posted by Mesoloft, whose slogan is "The last adventure," you can see the container, attached to a weather balloon, floating higher and higher into the sky.

  • McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results
    McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results

    By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday after it posted a nearly one-third drop in quarterly profit and warned that its global restaurant sales would fall again this month. Stock in the fast-food chain, which Thompson conceded is sometimes seen as little more than "a manufacturing plant," was down 0.6 percent at $91 in afternoon trading after reporting a 30 percent fall in third-quarter net income to $1.07 billion and traffic declines in every major region. ...

  • Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
    Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

    TOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy train stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician.

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