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Monitor Articles for December 16, 2011
Zynga goes public - investors eye CEO, growth potential with doubts
Ron Paul's economic views aren't completely off base
Subprime scandal: ex-Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac execs accused of fraud
The Monitor's Weekly news Quiz 12/11-12/16
Barry Bonds isn't going to prison. Is he being punished enough?
Politicians, be careful talking about shared sacrifice, pollster says (VIDEO)
Which way will gold swing?
Stock market down 3 percent for the week
Gold rush? Why gold standard glitters for some in GOP.
A third-party candidate in 2012? It's going to happen, pollster says. (VIDEO)
Christopher Hitchens: 'God is not great' - but bookmobiles are
Better World Books' bestseller list: more classics than new titles
E-readers: Amazon selling 1 million Kindles per week
More books, more choices: why America needs its indies
How will Congress pay for the payroll tax break?
Comet Lovejoy's death-defying plunge into the sun [Video]
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel: movie review
Christopher Hitchens: 10 memorable quotes
Pre-K winners for Race to the Top contest: Will they spur broader reform?
Tom Cruise reprises his role in 'Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol': movie review
The Monitor's View
Why teens need to know risks of marijuana
'Barefoot Bandit' says broken home sparked international crime spree
Robert Downey Jr. returns in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows': movie review
Is a 'farmland bubble' looming?
Two couples spring into chaos in 'Carnage': movie review
Red velvet cupcakes
GOP candidates blast Ron Paul over Iran policy. Is one side crazy?
Free Shipping Day: The deals and the gimmicks
'Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked' trailer shows the movie will be a hit with kids
Industrial production down in November
As US troops leave Iraq, some ask: Was the war worth it?
Mystery of Comet Lovejoy: How'd it survive close encounter with the sun?
Top 15 money games, toys for kids
Skeptics cast doubt on Fukushima status, even as Japan declares nuclear reactors 'stable'
Israeli lawmakers move to annex West Bank, one museum at a time
Where did the tea party go? Into the trenches
Is Puerto Rico becoming a narco-state?
Russian customs seize Iran-bound radioactive metal
Did Michele Bachmann fight her way back into the GOP race?
Childbirth and maternal health improve in Afghanistan
From a Jew: America can ignore Hanukkah. It needs Christmas.
Congress to vote on $1 trillion bill to fund government 9 more months
Christian Bale roughed up in bid to visit dissident in China
McQueary: I believe I saw Sandusky molesting boy
Did Iran hijack the 'beast'? US experts cautious about bold claims. (Video)
Is Slate's Amazon-defending blogger really a 'moron'?
'Barefoot Bandit,' Colton Harris-Moore to plead guilty in US court
Christopher Hitchens was militant pundit and humanist
Unemployment claims down by 19000
Accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning goes to military court
Nikki Haley endorsement for Romney: Will it help him in South Carolina?
Star power that heals
US deficit falls: Trade imbalance smallest since 2009
The Tim Tebow moment and other takeaways from last pre-Iowa GOP debate (VIDEO)
Does defense bill's anti-terror provision deprive Americans of key rights?
Christmas In Havana: President Obama prevails on Cuban family travel rules
Syrian Army defector: We were given killing quotas by Assad regime
Qaddafi's death: Will the ICC launch a war-crimes investigation?
Gold drops, but should you drop it?
Across debt-stricken Europe, austerity's bite is felt
Republican debate: Gingrich likens himself to Ronald Reagan