Year in Review 2011

Year in 60 seconds: 2011

A multimedia showcase of some of 2011's top stories, including Japan's tragic earthquake, the Arab Spring, the demise of Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, the shooting rampage in Norway, famine in Somalia and the Royal Wedding. Multimedia editing by Jillian Kitchener.  Video 

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York December 9, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

In volatile 2011, politics loomed over markets

NEW YORK - For anyone who makes money by making sense of financial markets, 2011 was a confounding year.  Full Article 

A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo, January 28, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

2012 could prove even wilder ride than 2011

LONDON - The ancient Mayans thought 2012 would possibly be the end of time. But you don't have to believe the world is about to end to realize that next year contains perhaps the widest range of political risks to the global economy in recent history.  Full Article