2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Midday Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.73 or 2.3 percent, to $31.33. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.91 or 1.3 percent, to $70.05. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...

  • Business Highlights

    ___ School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool ...

  • Greenland in political chaos as three ministers step down
    Greenland in political chaos as three ministers step down

    By Teis Jensen COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Three Greenlandic ministers stepped down from the government on Wednesday to press Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond to quit after she was accused of misuse of state money on private flights and hotels for family members. Hammond, premier since April last year, temporarily left office on Tuesday to wait for the results of an inquiry into her use of state funds, naming Kim Kielsen as her acting head of government. ...

  • Hong Kong's embattled leader believes protests could last weeks: source

    By Donny Kwok and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities will not immediately move to clear tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupying large areas of the city, and will let them stay for weeks if need be, a source with ties to leader Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday. In contrast, students spearheading the protest movement ratcheted up pressure on Leung, saying they would occupy more government buildings unless the Beijing-backed chief executive stepped down by Thursday night. ...

  • Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children
    Battle rages for Syria town as bombs kill 41 children

    Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurdish fighters backed by US-led air strikes were locked in fierce fighting Wednesday to prevent a key Syrian border town from falling into the hands of Islamic State group jihadists.

  • Meet the world's thinnest smartphone
    Meet the world's thinnest smartphone

    The Gionee ELFIE 5.1 has set a new Guinness World Record for its diminutive dimensions -- it's just 5.1mm thick.

  • Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
    Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

  • Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient

    By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...

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