2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Female Fights
It's an odd notion, really, that a group making up a tad more than half the American population needs its worth to be considered separately. However, female accomplishments—and political imbroglios—certainly triggered feverish online searches on Yahoo!.
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- Midday Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $32.30. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.65 or .9 percent, to $74.58. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell $2.02 ...
- Remember the CEO who quit to be a dad? He’s loving it.
- Massachusetts woman who stalked Spacey sentenced
- 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.
- Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash
- Researchers locate site of gas chambers in Poland
- Fed and TWTR Overvaluation, Evidence of Looming Market Crash: Stockman
- Vigilante on Motorcycle Throws Trash Back in Litterbugs' Face
Litter is an eyesore that most people would rather live without. It's especially galling to see someone in broad daylight toss a piece of trash on the ground. Apparently, this occurrence happens often enough in Russia that one GoPro-toting citizen decided to become a vigilante, of sorts. In a video shot using her helmet cam, a woman on a motorcycle rides around city streets sticking it to litterbugs — literally. She spots one person throwing a bit of trash out a car window. The woman picks up the trash, swiftly catches up with the person, and delivers the item back, which is usually greeted with fury from the driver. The video is called, naturally, "Elusive Girl on a Motorcycle Against Debris."