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Monitor Articles for December 17, 2012
Japan's new PM to tap Taro Aso, former prime minister, for finance post
Connecticut governor recalls moment of heartbreak with Sandy Hook parents
Will the Senate pass the $60 billion Sandy recovery bill?
New Mexican president announces multipronged strategy against drug-related violence
Hasbro to make gender-neutral Easy-Bake Oven
Influential Hawaiian senator Daniel Inouye dies (+video)
Christmas shopping: Did retail season already go over the 'fiscal cliff'?
Gun rights: What can Obama do? What might he do?
School safety: learning from what Sandy Hook did right
The Reformed Broker
Apple stock slumps. What's behind the slide?
For Brits, Newtown shooting brings reminders of Dunblane
Airfares on the rise: Southwest adds fee for no-shows
Sandy Hook: Motive still a mystery as community holds first funerals
The Monitor's View:
A bridge for action after Sandy Hook shootings
Stocks move higher as budget talks progress
US gun industry by the numbers
Chapter & Verse
A book critic's literary tour of Manhattan
In Venezuela, the future of Chavismo is tested
Clearwire offer from Sprint reaches $2.2 billion
Edison Mission Energy files for bankruptcy. Is natural gas to blame?
The future of electric car batteries
Chinese customers buy 2M iPhone 5s in first weekend
Stir It Up!
Brighten up with a fresh spinach salad
After grenade attacks, Kenya wants Somali refugees in camps
Who is Tim Scott? Black senator-to-be should make tea party proud.
How 'fiscal cliff' is already hitting defense industry
The Simple Dollar
ATMs overseas: how to save money
Apple iPhone gets blockbuster weekend, thanks to China
US Magnitsky Law draws Kremlin ire – but many Russians support it
Defense Secretary front-runner, GOP's Chuck Hagel has strong Obama ties
'Fiscal cliff' cuts to job training for young people would cost taxpayers dearly
Christmas travel with kids? There's an app for that
Sandy Hook tragedy: Pro-gun senator says it's time to ban assault rifles (+video)
Amid Newtown grief, will a 'fiscal cliff' deal quietly get done?
Petrobras feels the downside of fossil fuel subsidies
Madison never meant Second Amendment to allow guns of Sandy Hook shooting
Two police officers killed in Kansas, suspect killed after standoff
Car bombing in Pakistan kills 17 people, according to officials
Manufacturing declines in short-term; Future looks brighter
'SNL' features poignant tribute to victims of Connecticut shooting
Chapter & Verse
'The Hobbit': Try a Tolkien breakfast at ... Denny's?
Dictator's daughter leading polls ahead of South Korean election
Latin America Monitor
What do Venezuela's regional election results say about the opposition's future?
Jihadis bankroll aid efforts in Syria to win followers
Chinese police suspect man who stabbed 23 kids 'influenced' by doomsday rumor
Japan's new PM to pressure central bank on monetary stimulus (+video)
The Circle Bastiat
Are graduate programs a waste of time and money?
FarmVille's game players bring clean water to the real world
Sandy Hook shooting: Obama asks, 'Are we doing enough to keep our children safe'?
Sandy Hook shooting: Parenting common sense and solace
Amid energy crisis, a need to define and promote innovation
Diet Pepsi changes its sweetener to compete with Coke
Terrorism & Security
Syria's VP calls for peaceful resolution to crisis – possibly without Assad