2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
Here are the top 10 obsessions that, as ranked by their search volume and percentage spike compared with 2011 on Yahoo!.
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- Midday Glance: Railroad companies
Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CSX rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $35.44. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.53 or .8 percent, to $69.91. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. rose $.72 ...
- Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers
MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.
- The NoPhone Is a Technology-free Alternative to a Cell Phone
- Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
- Why do some survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body. The study published Wednesday is based on data gathered from 106 patients diagnosed with Ebola at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone from May 25 to July 18. Some of the data on this group was incinerated because of fears that the nurses' station where the records were kept became contaminated. ...
- Russian court orders seizure of oligarch's oil stake
A Moscow court on Thursday ordered the nationalisation of a stake in an oil firm held by a detained oligarch, raising concern about signs of a state-orchestrated asset grab. A judge at Moscow's Arbitration Court ordered the return to the state of the stake held by billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov's holding firm Sistema in oil company Bashneft. Yevtushenkov is currently being held under house arrest after being dramatically arrested last month on money laundering charges connected to the Bashneft sale, in a move that drew comparisons with the prosecution of former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Russia's 15th-wealthiest man with a fortune of $9 billion (7 billion euros) according to Forbes, Yevtushenkov has now been reduced to wearing an electronic bracelet.
- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is 'proud to be gay'
- New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart?