2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Final Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies were down at the close of trading: CSX fell $.21 or .7 percent, to $30.52. Canadian National Railway Co. fell $.77 or 1.1 percent, to $67.58. Canadian Pacific Railway ...

  • Ebola victim planned to fly to Minnesota in August, wife says
    Ebola victim planned to fly to Minnesota in August, wife says

    Patrick Sawyer, the 40-year-old former Minnesota resident and father of three whose death from the Ebola virus sparked a global health scare, was supposed to travel to the Minneapolis suburb next month, his wife says.

  • In Argentina, Mix of Money and Politics Stirs Intrigue Around Kirchner

    RIO GALLEGOS, Argentina—During the 11 years that Argentine President Cristina Kirchner and her husband Néstor Kirchner have dominated national politics, they accumulated a small fortune. Between 2003, when Mr. Kirchner was elected president, and 2010, when he died, the couple's net worth rose from $2.5 million to $17.7 million, according to their annual filings with the federal anticorruption office. A lot of people in Argentina want to know where that money came from.

  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case
    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

  • $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice
    $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million.

  • Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine
    Shelling adds to mounting civilian toll in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Shells smashed into a residential neighborhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an apartment block and raised fears that the city is on the verge of severe bloodshed.

  • Here’s what could force a Social Security overhaul — and soon
    Here’s what could force a Social Security overhaul — and soon

    A program that funds disability payments will soon run short of money.

  • Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

    By Umaru Fofana and Adam Bailes FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said. The death of Sheik Umar Khan, who was credited with treating more than 100 patients, follows those of dozens of local health workers and the infection of two American medics in neighboring Liberia, highlighting the dangers faced by staff trying to halt the disease's spread across West Africa. Ebola is believed to have killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the outbreak began in February, according to the World Health Organisation. The contagious disease, which has no known cure, has symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea and internal and external bleeding.

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