2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Final Glance: Gold companies

    Shares of some top gold companies were down at the close of trading: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.32 or 1.9 percent, to $16.25. Gold Fields fell $.15 or 3.4 percent, to $4.30. GoldCorp. fell $.47 or 1.9 percent, ...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record low The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain ...

  • World's billionaire population growing
    World's billionaire population growing

    The worldwide population of those with wealth exceeding $1 billion has grown to 2,325, up 7% from last year. The typical billionaire has about $3.1 billion, is male, about 63 years old, and owns four properties, each worth an average of more than $23.5 million. Their average wealth grew by 4.4% this year.

  • Did Sears get gouged by its own CEO?
    Did Sears get gouged by its own CEO?

    Jeff Macke on the sweet deal Eddie Lampert received when lending $400 million to Sears

  • New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment
    New IS video warns US over Iraq deployment

    BEIRUT (AP) — The militant Islamic State group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails.

  • Ukraine President thanks Canada for saving lives in rebel war

    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko received a rapturous welcome usually reserved for sports stars from Canadian lawmakers on Wednesday as he thanked the country for helping save lives in the battle with Russian-speaking rebels. Canada last month promised to provide Kiev with helmets and bullet-proof vests to help it secure the unstable eastern region, scene of heavy fighting. Around 1.2 million of Canada's 35 million population are of Ukrainian descent. ...

  • Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies
    Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for aiding and abetting a spy — her husband.

  • Alibaba is a phenom — just not in America
    Alibaba is a phenom — just not in America

    Even though it's a huge IPO, few Americans may ever shop at an Alibaba site.

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