2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Top News Stories
In a year mostly dominated by power politics and a presidential election, Mother Nature reminded us in November of her strength and authority. A spate of shootings and odd crimes captivated the news shows and online media.
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- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA fell 17.3 percent to $78.38. Rent-A-Center Inc. fell 8.6 percent to $28.92. Aquasition Corp. fell 8.3 ...
- Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan
- Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security
- Citizen Pulls Over Police Officer
- Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police
(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. ...
- Partial Solar Eclipse to Darken US Skies This Week
Mark Thursday (Oct. 23) on your calendar as "Solar Eclipse Day," for if the weather cooperates, you should have no difficulty observing a partial eclipse of the sun. Nearly all of North America, except for a portion of eastern Canada and a slice of eastern New England, will experience the partial solar eclipse this week. People who live east of a line running from roughly Quebec City to Montauk Point, New York, will miss out on the solar show, since the sun will set before the dark disc of the moon begins to encroach upon it. The several hundred thousand people who inhabit parts of Siberia will get a brief view around local sunrise time — but on Friday (Oct. 24), because this part of the eclipse visibility zone is to the west of the International Date Line.
- Expert who predicted rates would fall in 2014 says no hike in 2015
Back in January, Dan Alpert, Managing Director of Westwood Capital, stopped by Yahoo Finance and told editor in chief Aaron Task that he thought interest rates would be falling as the Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying stimulus program called Quantitative Easing. With the Fed wrapping up the program this month, Alpert was right.
- This Sister's Cancer Dance Brings a Smile to the Internet