2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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Year in Review 2012: Scandalous Behavior
Controversy rocked some of the world's largest institutions—from the military and the NFL to the Secret Service and the BBC. Some seemingly untouchable pillars of their profession were tarnished by the scandals of 2012.
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- Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage decreases
A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on Nasdaq at 1 p.m.: Xilinx Inc. fell 14.5 percent to $41.18. Jakks Pacific Inc. fell 11.2 percent to $7.41. Conmed Corp. fell 10.3 percent to $38.31. Federal-Mogul ...
- CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays
- Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’
- As Phone Growth Slows, Carriers Turn to Tablets
Carriers have found the answer in tablets, which represent one of the few places where the industry can wring out a new source of revenue after the companies have nearly tapped out smartphone upgrades. Rather, the majority of tablet sales are upgrades to existing customer plans. The lifetime value of a tablet customer to a wireless carrier is $761, about one-third of that of a handset customer, according to New Street Research. "They now represent success in up-selling tablets to the base, rather than reflecting shifts in subscriber market share between carriers."
- Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs
- New Schizophrenia Gene Links Uncovered
A new genetic analysis of people with schizophrenia — and the largest study investigating the genetic basis of any psychiatric disorder to date — provides hints that the disease may sometimes be connected with infections as some researchers have long suggested. There have been few innovative drug treatments for schizophrenia over the last 60 years. "In the past, people thought schizophrenia must happen because of some really bad mutations in a person not seen in people around them," said study co-author Steve McCarroll, director of genetics at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "This study shows a substantial part of the risk of schizophrenia comes from many tiny nudges to the genome that all humans share."
- LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong
- Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle