2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The standout news & pop obsessions gleaned from your search habits
Year in Review 2012: Obsessions
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- Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
- Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...
- HALLOWEEN COWGIRL CAN LEAVE HER PISTOL AT HOME
DEAR ABBY: Halloween is around the corner, and my 7-year-old daughter has decided to be a cowgirl. She wants the boots, the hat and the gun. Is it appropriate to let her have a holster and an obviously toy gun to accessorize her costume for trick-or-treating? She would not be taking that part of her costume to school on Halloween. I live in a part of the country where guns are an important part of our culture, but I am unsure how to proceed. ...
- Who wins, who loses if Apple Pay takes off
- Central banks to the rescue! ECB plays "Boy Wonder" to Fed's "Batman"
On Wednesday markets plunged, but a day later some comments from St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Bloomberg TV helped take the edge off investors' skittishness. He said, “We have to make sure inflation and inflation expectations remain near our target. And for that reason, a reasonable response of the Fed in this situation... we could go on pause on the taper at this juncture and wait until we see how the data shakes out into December.”
- Pope beatifies Paul VI at remarkable synod's end
- US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days
- Parents pay the price for children’s student debt