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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- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at the close of trading: Aldeyra Therapeut fell 23.2 percent to $7.50. Broadwind Energy Inc. fell 18.3 percent to $6.50. Parexel International Corp. ...
- Business Highlights
___ Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay," makes him the highest-profile business executive in the nation to publicly acknowledge ...
- Skinnier seats on more crowded planes
- Dow hits record high; BOJ ramps up stimulus
By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose sharply on Friday, with the Dow hitting an intraday record high as the Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program, just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its years-long package of incentives. The S&P 500 came within 0.1 percent of its record high, after the December e-minis contract hit an intraday record earlier. Gains were broad, with the benchmark S&P 500 index posting 124 new 52-week highs and two new lows; and the Nasdaq Composite recording 214 new highs and 31 new lows. ...
- More Than Half Country Bans Controversial Guardrail
- Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones
By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its global market share down on year for the third straight quarter and its profit scraping at a three-year low. ...
- Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava
HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.
- Pope Francis Speaks Out on Evolution (And Why It's No Surprise)
When Pope Francis told a gathering of scientists this week that the Big Bang and evolution were real, he set off a firestorm of media coverage. For instance, Roger Bacon was a Franciscan friar and early proponent of the scientific method, and Gregor Mendel, whose work with pea pods elucidated the genetics of inheritance, was a Catholic monk.