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Japan Follow-Up – Tim Duy’s Fed Watch

Noahpinion: Should Japan “reflate”?

Noahpinion: Did risky mortgage lending cause the financial crisis?

BBC News – Is Belgium still the capital of chocolate?

BBC News – Italian TV boss criticises sexy showgirls

Venezuela is best-performing stock market for 2012 | Business |

For-Profit Nursing Homes Lead in Overcharging While Care Suffers – Bloomberg

Daredevil Gorilla walks across tightrope – Telegraph

BBC – Future – Science & Environment – Best of the best of 2012 science and tech articles

Five big tech stories to watch for in 2013 | Tech Culture – CNET News

The best money-saving tips of 2012 | Marketplace Blog – CNET Reviews

Deja vu: OLED and 4K will dominate CES 2013 TV news | CES 2013: Televisions – CNET Blogs

The Best Pictures of the Year – SPIEGEL ONLINE – International

Ten Truly Terrible Domestic Policy Ideas of 2012 – Bloomberg

Macro heresy: Rethinking policy options to avoid a lost decade | vox

FuturePundit: Adderal As Autism In A Pill?

FuturePundit: Bye Bye Lion Habitats In Africa

Market Experts’ Advice for 2013 – How to Play the Next Year – Businessweek

‘It’s like I’m an axe murderer’: MP tries to find out why voters hate politicians | Politics | The Guardian

LG HECTO Laser Projector – Home Theater Projectors – CNET Reviews

Oldest Man Turning 115 Can Thank Lottery Win-Like Genes – Bloomberg

4 Magic 8 Ball Stock Picks for 2013 | thestockmasters