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 down at 1 p.m.: CSX fell $.13 or .4 percent, to $31.93. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $1.14 or 1.6 percent, to $72.04. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...
- White House vulnerability study in 1990s warned of fence jumpers: report
- Exclusive: United States defends Syria airstrikes in letter to U.N. chief
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States told the United Nations on Tuesday it led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria because President Bashar al-Assad's government had failed to wipe out safe havens used by the group to launch attacks on Iraq. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power wrote, "The Syrian regime has shown that it cannot and will not confront these safe havens effectively itself. ...
- Police deliver pie after Pizza Hut driver hurt
- Assad backs all efforts to fight terrorism
- Meet Pakistan’s New Top Spy
- Mars on Earth: How Utah's Fantastical Moqui Marbles Formed
Where the Navajo Sandstone loses its iconic peach, orange and red stripes, hundreds of round, iron-coated stones often litter the ground. The stony spheres are concretions — sandstone balls cemented by a hard shell of iron oxide minerals. Often called moqui marbles, acres of the chocolate-colored rocks are scattered across Utah and Arizona. The milestone — among the early evidence for water on Mars — boosted interest in Earth's iron baubles.
- U.S. Treasury moves against tax-avoidance 'inversion' deals
By Kevin Drawbaugh and Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving against tax avoidance by corporations, the Obama administration took several actions on Monday to curb "inversion" deals that allow companies to escape high U.S. taxes by reincorporating abroad. The Treasury Department announced new rules, effective immediately, that will reduce the tax benefits available to companies that have inverted, while also making new inversions more difficult to do and less potentially rewarding. ...