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 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
    CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays

    Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.

  • Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’
    Gordon Brown: 100 days after #BringBackOurGirls, ‘We will not forget’

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told Yahoo News on Tuesday that the world must band together 100 days after the mass abduction of Nigeria schoolgirls to send the message that “we will not forget” the more than 200 children still in the clutches of extremists.

  • As Phone Growth Slows, Carriers Turn to Tablets
    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
    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.

  • 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
    LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG (AP) — LeBron James was honored by the appearance of hundreds of fans who clutched his jersey or held up life-size cutouts of his face at a store in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

  • Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle
    Shipwrecked Concordia making final voyage off isle

    GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy (AP) — The Costa Concordia cruise liner began its final voyage Wednesday, slowly being towed away from the tiny Italian island where it capsized more than two years ago, killing 32 people.

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