2012 saw jobs returning to the US, health concerns improve in historic numbers, and more.
Prime Minister Abe and President Obama arrive in Myanmar on Wednesday for talks following the APEC summit in Beijing. Japan is putting yen and influence into an economic zone here. China calls it containment; others call it cooperation.
Stocks closed down Thursday despite the fourth straight weekly drop in applications for unemployment benefits. Energy and technology stocks fell the most on Wall Street.
One of the three most closed and isolated countries in the world is opening up. The long-repressed Burmese say it's unbelievable - but they want to believe in a new Myanmar.
As the writers' strike enters its fourth month, six scribes explore a different medium.