To hear the Ron Paul people tell it, the Iowa caucus results show that their guy is now the chief alternative to Mitt Romney. But Mr. Paul is still running behind Newt Gingrich in national polls.
The protests in the Middle East and United States may have garnered more attention, but 2011 was just as much a year of awakening in southern Europe, where young people are worried their future.
Kmart and Sears closing will effect 120 stores nationwide. But these Sears closings might not save the company, says one analyst.
Gold prices have fallen 16 percent since reaching a record $1,900 an ounce – and could fall further in the near term. But many analysts predict gold prices will rise, perhaps to new records, in the latter half of 2012.
North Korea leadership change won't affect markets in the long term, analysts say, because North Korea is likely to continue business as usual.
Gold prices have fallen in recent months and many analysts expect the correction to continue. But one analyst sees gold prices rallying next year.
Chris Paul, the coveted free agent point guard, could turn the lowly Clippers into a serious NBA contender. The addition of Chris Paul to the team is attracting other marquee players.
US stocks were down near session lows in midday trading. The European Central Bank's announcement that it had no large-scale bond-buying plan undercut enthusiasm for US stocks.
Newt Gingrich is not famous for his forbearance, but he's treating Mitt Romney, his top competition for the GOP presidential nomination, like an old pal. That might be a smart move.