2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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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: Birner Dental Management Services Inc. fell 9.8 percent to $15.50. Cellular Biomedicine fell 9.4 percent to $17.00. Capitol ...

  • Some tests near Imperial's Canada mine spill show high copper

    (Reuters) - A small number of water samples taken near the site of a major spill at Imperial Metals Corp's Mount Polley mine have shown copper levels high enough to pose a risk to fish, British Columbia officials said on Friday, but the copper did not exceed drinking water guidelines. Two samples taken deep in Quesnel Lake on Aug. 12 showed high concentrations of copper, 134 micrograms per liter and 217 micrograms per liter, according to documents posted by the province on Friday. To meet water quality guidelines for even short-term or "acute" exposure for fish, copper levels should be 8.5 micrograms per liter or less. Four other samples narrowly exceeded chronic or acute guidelines for copper exposure by aquatic life.

  • A look into heart of jihadist 'caliphate' in Syria, Iraq
    A look into heart of jihadist 'caliphate' in Syria, Iraq

    New York (AFP) - "What do you want to be? A jihadist, or to execute a martyrdom operation?" In the "caliphate" recently proclaimed by jihadists in Syria and Iraq, even young children are indoctrinated, and Sharia law is backed by the gun, according to a gripping documentary offering one of the first glimpses of life in Raqqa, power base of the so-called Islamic State (IS). Part 1 of a five-episode series, The Islamic State, filmed by Anglo-Palestinian journalist Medyan Dairieh was released Thursday by New York-based Vice News.

  • Stocks at new highs; will drop follow?
    Stocks at new highs; will drop follow?

    Jeff Kilburg on why there's a red flag that's a warning sign for this market

  • 8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a huge $41 value!)
    8 awesome paid iPhone apps you can now download for free (a huge $41 value!)

    We always do our best to share solid paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free for a limited time, but today we might have outdone ourselves. With the weekend finally almost here, BGR has another reason for you to celebrate: a list of eight iOS apps worth ore than $40 combined that can all be downloaded for free right now if you move quickly. These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee

  • Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacier
    Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacier

    Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country's largest glacier after a week of seismic activity rattled the area with thousands of earthquakes, the country's Meteorological Office ...

  • GM reviewing timing of Russia plant expansion

    General Motors Co said on Friday it was reviewing the timing of the expansion of its Russian plant near St Petersburg because of a slump in the auto market. The plant currently makes Chevrolet Cruze, Opel Astra, and Chevrolet Trailblazer models. "In view of the current business situation in Russia and the lower sales volumes since the start of the year, we are taking a close look at our plans. As part of this, we are also reviewing the timing of our expansion plans at the GM Auto Plant in St Petersburg," GM's spokesman said.

  • Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study
    Instant noodles carry health risks for women: study

    Women who eat instant noodles, like Ramen, at least two times a week face a greater risk of high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar and high cholesterol, US researchers said Thursday. The study looked at data from 10,711 adults -- just over half of whom were women -- in the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Researchers at Harvard University found that there was a 68 percent higher risk of metabolic syndrome among women, but not men, who ate instant noodles more than twice per week. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that raise the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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