This report highlights some of the best reports, photographs and videos of 2012, when the global financial crisis rolled into its fourth year. The re-election of Barack Obama as U.S. president focused the news agenda for months, as news on Wall Street pay and the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy added further fuel to debates around inequality and climate change. Bloomberg reported on the losers and winners among investors, from Facebook's share offering to gains reaped on Greek debt.
Automobiles occupy an outsized chunk of my time. When you drive as many as three new cars a week, every week, slamming doors, pinching leather, evaluating gas mileage and figuring out how the radio works, the small stuff matters.
Not long before an explosion that she doesn’t see coming, a CIA operative in Kathryn Bigelow’s extraordinary “Zero Dark Thirty” offers a toast: “To big breaks, and the little people who make them happen.”
Vipshop Holdings Ltd., the Chinese web retailer that sells brands from Calvin Klein to Nike at a discount, is handing investors the best returns among foreign companies that went public in the U.S. this year as slower growth in the Asian nation stokes demand for low-cost items.
Images of vast diversity were captured in 2012 by our ever thoughtful and creative photographers: water drops falling across the Facebook logo; Spanish self-propelled aerial platforms reaching for the sky.
If people were investments, 2012's champion would be a whiskey-drinking Venezuelan who sells pharmaceuticals to teenagers. That's one interpretation, anyway, from Bloomberg.com's tally of the year's best and worst investments.