A trader walks in New York City's financial district on Sept. 12, a day when stocks fell early based on fears that the Greek government would default, then rallied on news that China might buy Italian debt. This year, what sent the market into a tailspin often took place overseas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Even Finish Masks Volatile Year For U.S. Economy

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How Accurate Is 'The Iron Lady'?

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A homeless man begs for money during the launch of Christmas celebrations in Athens' central Syntagma Square, Dec. 9. Difficult economic times have meant subdued holiday activities — and even carolers, who traditionally receive money for their songs, are feeling the pinch. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Greece, A Muted Christmas Amid Tough Times

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Rotterdam Port Feels Effects Of European Debt Crisis

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Russians Keep Up Protests For Free Elections

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Only The Brits: Not Christmas Without Pantomime

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For Norway, A Horrific Memory Lingers

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Experiences in youth shape our health in old age. That's the key lesson from the world's longest-running medical study. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Poked And Prodded For 65 Years, In The Name Of Science

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100-Year-Old Christmas Letter Printed In 'Irish Times'

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A woman gazes into a shop window in downtown Rome. Due to tough austerity measures, even wealthy Italians are buying less this holiday season. Max Rossi/Reuters hide caption

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Italians Are Mostly Window Shopping This Christmas

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During The Holidays, Greeks Discuss Country's Future

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6-Year-Old British Boy Wins $4,700 Pie In Raffle

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