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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- Business Highlights
___ Market jolt is reality check for investors Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. A violent lurch lower nine days ago knocked the Standard & Poor's 500 index down as much as 7.4 percent ...
- Remains belong to missing Virginia student
- Obama gives Ebola survivor Nina Pham a bear hug at the White House
- Washington school shooter Jaylen Fryberg's personal struggles revealed on social media
- Sears to close stores, lay off about 5,500: Seeking Alpha
(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp is shuttering more than 100 stores and laying off at least 5,457 employees, investor website Seeking Alpha reported on Thursday, indicating the struggling retailer may be stepping up store closures. Sears said in August it had closed 96 stores in the six months since February and planned to close a total of 130 underperforming stores during the full fiscal year. It added at the time that it may shutter additional stores beyond the 130 target. ...
- Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
By Randall Palmer, Richard Valdmanis and Scott Malone OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined a crowd at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to mark the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was shot by a troubled and drug-addicted convert to Islam on Wednesday while on ceremonial guard at the memorial in the center of the country's ...
- Final Glance: Silver companies
Shares of some top silver companies were mixed at the close of trading: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.01 or .4 percent, to $2.36. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.18 or 1.7 percent, to $10.54. Silver Standard ...
- Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'