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9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austri... Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48   One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest Facebook share trading debut   Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headqu... S African mining clash killed 34
Jan.2  Nigeria  Nigeria fury at fuel price rises
Jan.13   New York
Jan.17  Italy  Cruise captain under house arrest
 Global  Sites protest US anti-piracy move
Jan.23  Canada  Blackberry-maker CEOs step down
Feb.11   Los Angeles
Feb.19  Iran  Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France
Mar.8  Greece  Greece confirms debt deal success
Mar.29  Spain  Workers commence a general strike
Mar.30  USA  US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
May.18   New York
May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability'
May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission
May.25  Spain  Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros
Jun.9  Spain  Spanish bank bailout request welcomed
Jun.14  Spain  Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Jun.18  Mexico  G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery
Jun.28  New York  News Corp. agrees to split in two
Jun.29  Belgium  European leaders reach key deal on banks
Jul.3  London  Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
Aug.6  Hong Kong  Standard Chartered shares tumble
Aug.17   South Africa
Aug.24  San Francisco Bay Area  Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Aug.25  Venezuela  Blast halts Venezuela refinery
Sep.16  China  China protests hit Japanese trade
Sep.23  China  Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Nov.5  South Korea  South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
Dec.5  Guatemala  John McAfee arrested in Guatemala
Dec.10  London  HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Dec.25  Southern China  China opens longest bullet route
Dec.27  U.S. Senate  Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
Dec.31  Washington  US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
 U.S. Senate  US Senate approves key tax deal



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9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Facebook share trading debut
G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Launch success for SpaceX mission
News Corp. agrees to split in two
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
US Senate approves key tax deal
Sites go dark in US law protest
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
US Senate approves key tax deal
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
US Senate approves key tax deal
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
Sites go dark in US law protest
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post
Facebook share trading debut
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal
Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Washington
Obama demands economic fairness
G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
US Senate approves key tax deal
G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
US Senate approves key tax deal
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
US Senate approves key tax deal
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline
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California
Sites go dark in US law protest
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Sites go dark in US law protest
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Sites go dark in US law protest
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
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East Asia
Standard Chartered shares tumble
China protests hit Japanese trade
Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
China opens longest bullet route
China protests hit Japanese trade
Standard Chartered shares tumble
Standard Chartered shares tumble
China protests hit Japanese trade
Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK
Spain
Workers commence a general strike
Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros
Spanish bank bailout request welcomed
Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Spanish bank bailout request welcomed
Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros
Spanish bank bailout request welcomed
Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Spanish unemployment hits record
Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros
Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
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New York
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Facebook share trading debut
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Facebook share trading debut
Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
San Francisco Bay Area
Sites go dark in US law protest
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Sites go dark in US law protest
Your ad is here Your ad is here
Sites go dark in US law protest
Facebook confirms plans to go public
Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Your ad is here
China
Standard Chartered shares tumble
China protests hit Japanese trade
China opens longest bullet route
China protests hit Japanese trade
Standard Chartered shares tumble
Standard Chartered shares tumble
China protests hit Japanese trade
Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Your ad is here
Brussels
Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'
European leaders reach key deal on banks
Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'
European leaders reach key deal on banks
Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'
European leaders reach key deal on banks
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U.S. Congress
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US Senate approves key tax deal
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US Senate approves key tax deal
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
US Senate approves key tax deal
Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear
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Latin America
G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery
Blast halts Venezuela refinery
G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery
Your ad is here
Blast halts Venezuela refinery
John McAfee arrested in Guatemala
Blast halts Venezuela refinery
United Kingdom
Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert
Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Your ad is here Your ad is here Your ad is here
Belgium
Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'
European leaders reach key deal on banks
Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'
European leaders reach key deal on banks
Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed'
European leaders reach key deal on banks
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Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P


January 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jan.2   Nigeria
Jan.4  European Union  Europe moves to ban Iran crude oil
Jan.13   New York
  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria
Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move   Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Jan.23   Canada Blackberry-maker CEOs step down Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged Jan.27  Washington  US economic growth picks up steam Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK

February 2012 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  San Francisco Bay Area  Facebook confirms plans to go public Feb.3  Washington  US job numbers show strong growth Feb.11   Los Angeles   Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
  One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest
 Her hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. Her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse
Feb.19   Iran Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Feb.26  European Union  G20 chiefs: Europe needs bigger firewall  Los Angeles  'The Artist' takes top Oscar honors

March 2012 ... more > Top ^
Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Mar.29   Spain Workers commence a general strike
Mar.30   USA   US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m   The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say

April 2012 ... more > Top ^
Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
Apr.27  Spain  Spanish unemployment hits record

May 2012 ... more > Top ^
May.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post May.17  Spain  Moody's downgrades Spanish banks May.18   New York Facebook share trading debut
  Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headquarters
 Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability' May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private... May.23  Belgium  Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone' May.25   Spain Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks

June 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Jun.14   Spain Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone'
Jun.18   Mexico G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery   Leaders from the world's largest industrialized and emerging economies kick off the summit with the aim of boosting a sluggish global economic... Jun.21  USA  Moody's downgrades 15 major banks Jun.28   New York News Corp. agrees to split in two Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks

July 2012 ... more > Top ^
Jul.3   London Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns
Jul.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo names Google exec as new boss

August 2012 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6   Hong Kong Standard Chartered shares tumble
Aug.9  UN  Concern over sharp rise in food prices Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn   A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit  South Korea  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days

September 2012 ... more > Top ^
Sep.3  European Union  Moody's lowers EU rating outlook Sep.7  Washington  US job growth misses expectations Sep.12  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5 Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade
Sep.18  Chicago  Union ends Chicago teacher strike Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl

October 2012 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall Oct.11  Sweden  Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.15  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Oct.30  Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars

November 2012 ... more > Top ^
Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery
Nov.5   South Korea South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes

December 2012 ... more > Top ^
Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally Dec.10   London HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal
Dec.25   Southern China China opens longest bullet route   China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guang... Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal


9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P




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Jan.13   New York
  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria
Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Feb.26  European Union  G20 chiefs: Europe needs bigger firewall Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief
May.17  Spain  Moody's downgrades Spanish banks May.23  Belgium  Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone' May.25   Spain Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros May.27  Greece  Lagarde tax jibe angers Greeks Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Jun.14   Spain Spain crisis costs enter 'danger zone' Jun.21  USA  Moody's downgrades 15 major banks Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks Aug.6   Hong Kong Standard Chartered shares tumble Sep.3  European Union  Moody's lowers EU rating outlook Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Dec.10   London HSBC 'to pay $1.9bn' in US deal Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline Dec.31   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal



World, Business, 2012 Food Timeline ... See World Food timeline Top ^
2012 Aug.9  UN  Concern over sharp rise in food prices



World, Business, 2012 Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK



World, Business, 2012 Government Timeline ... See World Government timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.9   Spain   Spanish bank bailout request welcomed   Spain's decision to request a loan of up to 100bn euros from eurozone funds to help shore up its struggling banks has won broad support Jun.10  Spain  Spain PM: 'Credibility of euro' is saved Sep.13  Washington  Fed acts to bolster US economy Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes Dec.31   Washington US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline




World, Business, 2012 Healthcare Business Timeline ... See World Healthcare Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged



World, Business, 2012 Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday



World, Business, 2012 Justice Timeline ... See World Justice timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.26  Southern France  PIP breast implant boss charged Mar.29   Spain Workers commence a general strike
Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Sep.18  Chicago  Union ends Chicago teacher strike



World, Business, 2012 Media Business Timeline ... See World Media Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.28   New York News Corp. agrees to split in two




World, Business, 2012 Job Cut Timeline ... See World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2012 Apr.27  Spain  Spanish unemployment hits record



World, Business, 2012 High Tech Business Timeline ... See World High Tech Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move   Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn   A US jury has ruled that Samsung should pay Apple $1.05bn in damages in an intellectual property lawsuit Aug.24  South Korea  Samsung to fight court ruling for Apple Sep.12  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple unveils 4G-enabled iPhone 5 Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl
Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally



World, Business, 2012 IPO Timeline ... See World IPO timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.1  San Francisco Bay Area  Facebook confirms plans to go public May.18   New York Facebook share trading debut
  Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headquarters
 Facebook shares ended their first day of trading at $38.23, barely above the company's initial pricing of $38
Sep.23   China Foxconn shuts plant after brawl




World, Business, 2012 Summit Timeline ... See World Summit timeline Top ^
2012 May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Jun.18   Mexico G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery   Leaders from the world's largest industrialized and emerging economies kick off the summit with the aim of boosting a sluggish global economic... Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade



World, Business, 2012 Lawsuit Timeline ... See World Lawsuit timeline Top ^
2012 Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal



World, Business, 2012 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.20  Belgium  Fresh bailout for Greece 'agreed' Mar.8   Greece   Greece confirms debt deal success  The Greek government has indicated that it has secured sufficient backing for a debt swap deal that will enable it to avoid defaulting on its... Mar.30   USA US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m   The prize in a US lottery has reached a record-breaking $540m, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in history, organisers say Jun.29   Belgium European leaders reach key deal on banks
Oct.18  Belgium  EU in deal on bank supervision Dec.31   U.S. Senate US Senate approves key tax deal



World, Business, 2012 Aviation Business Timeline ... See World Aviation Business timeline Top ^
2012 May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private...



World, Business, 2012 Arrest Timeline ... See World Arrest timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Dec.5   Guatemala   John McAfee arrested in Guatemala   John McAfee, the founder of anti-virus software maker McAfee, has been arrested in Guatemala, accused of entering the country illegally



World, Business, 2012 Maritime Timeline ... See World Maritime timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.16  Italy  Cruise ship captain 'off course' Jan.17   Italy   Cruise captain under house arrest   Italian judges have put under house arrest Francesco Schettino, the captain of a cruise ship that crashed into rocks on Friday Mar.2  Louisiana  BP reaches $7.8bn oil spill deal



World, Business, 2012 Public Transportation Timeline ... See World Public Transportation timeline Top ^
2012 Dec.25   Southern China China opens longest bullet route   China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub of Guang...



World, Business, 2012 Business Sanctions Timeline ... See World Business Sanctions timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.4  European Union  Europe moves to ban Iran crude oil Feb.19   Iran Iran suspends oil exports to Britain and France
Oct.2  Iran  'Enemies caused Iran rial's fall' Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights Oct.13  Syria  Syria bans Turkish civil flights



World, Business, 2012 Business Leaders Timeline ... See World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.23   Canada Blackberry-maker CEOs step down
Jan.24  U.S. Congress  Obama demands economic fairness Apr.16   New York American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief May.13  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo CEO Thompson quits his post Jul.3   London Barclays Bank boss Diamond resigns Jul.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Yahoo names Google exec as new boss Aug.17   South Africa S African mining clash killed 34 Map of Marikana South Africa
  Thirty-four people were killed after police opened fire on striking miners at a South African mine on Thursday, the police chief has said.    At least 78 people were injured in the confrontation. Police had been forced to shoot aft...
Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead



World, Business, 2012 Royal Timeline ... See World Royal timeline Top ^
2012 Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Nov.30  Jerusalem  Israel authorises settler homes



World, Business, 2012 Protest Timeline ... See World Protest timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.17   Global Sites protest US anti-piracy move   Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US Jan.18  San Francisco Bay Area  Sites go dark in US law protest Sep.16   China China protests hit Japanese trade




World, Business, 2012 Good Economic News Timeline ... See World Good Economic News timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.3  Washington  US job numbers show strong growth



World, Business, 2012 Macroeconomics Timeline ... See World Macroeconomics timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.27  Washington  US economic growth picks up steam May.19   Washington G8 targets 'growth and stability'
Jun.18   Mexico G-20 summit looks to boost economic recovery   Leaders from the world's largest industrialized and emerging economies kick off the summit with the aim of boosting a sluggish global economic... Sep.7  Washington  US job growth misses expectations Oct.5  Washington  US jobless rate in unexpected fall Oct.15  Sweden  Nobel Prize in economics awarded



World, Business, 2012 Space Exploration Timeline ... See World Space Exploration timeline Top ^
2012 May.22   Florida Launch success for SpaceX mission   California's SpaceX has launched on a mission to re-supply the space station - the first cargo delivery to the orbiting outpost by a private...



World, Business, 2012 Entertainment Timeline ... See World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2012 Feb.11   Los Angeles Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48
  One of the most celebrated female singers of all time died in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel where she had been staying as a guest
 Her hits including I Will Always Love You and Saving All My Love For You. Her later career was overshadowed by substance abuse
Feb.26  Los Angeles  'The Artist' takes top Oscar honors Jun.4  London  Illness forces Prince Philip to miss concert Aug.19  Los Angeles  British director Tony Scott dead Oct.11  Sweden  Chinese author Mo Yan wins Nobel Oct.30  Southern California  Disney buys firm behind Star Wars



World, Business, 2012 Energy Business Timeline ... See World Energy Business timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.30  Japan  Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK Nov.5   South Korea South Korea shuts down 2 nuclear reactors
Dec.27   U.S. Senate Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear



World, Business, 2012 Oil Timeline ... See World Oil timeline Top ^
2012 Jan.2   Nigeria Nigeria fury at fuel price rises  Ordinary Nigerians and trade unionists have condemned the government for withdrawing a fuel price subsidy Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days Aug.25   Venezuela   Blast halts Venezuela refinery   A huge explosion at the Amuay plant, Venezuela's biggest oil refinery, has killed at least 24 people and halted production for two days Nov.2   New York Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery