Readers to the Times' website had more than disasters and politics on their minds: features on yoga, an engaging restaurant review by Pete Wells and author Tim Kreider's compelling essay also cracked the top 10.
Before we let go of 2012 for good, this might be a good to review some of the most frequently searched topics on the Nexis.com database, used by journalists, consultants, sales representatives and a host of other clients.
It strikes me as a useful exercise to examine the underlying assumptions determining what makes a story "important" in the mind of a Washington insider. After all, it certainly doesn't appear to be a story's implications for policymaking or even its informed discussion of the issues.
2012 was a relatively quiet year for the credit card industry. However, there were a number of developments that may have a far-reaching impact in the years to come. Here are the top ten credit card stories of 2012.
"I showed extremely poor judgement." By far the most consequential resignation of 2012 was that of CIA Director David H. Petraeus. Here are highlights of other resignation letters that hit the news this year.