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2012 Top Stories

Most Viewed Articles at for 2012

Bill Lucey | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Bill Lucey

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.

Top 100 Searched News Terms on for 2012

Bill Lucey | Posted 03.09.2013 | Media
Bill Lucey

Before we let go of 2012 for good, this might be a good to review some of the most frequently searched topics on the database, used by journalists, consultants, sales representatives and a host of other clients.

2012... Mistakes? We Made A Few... Thousand

Steve Young | Posted 03.09.2013 | Comedy
Steve Young

Here are a few maxims on the year that -- thank God -- has passed on from natural causes... and embarrassment.

Think Again: Politico's Top 10 Stories of 2012 -- or Maybe Not

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

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.

Top Credit Card Stories of 2012

Bill Hardekopf | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
Bill Hardekopf

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.

The Year in Resignations: 2012

Joe Rodota | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Joe Rodota

"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.