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Best and Worst Ads of 2012

December 24, 2012 |

As marketers recognized social media’s value in getting consumers talking about a brand, Madison Avenue pulled off elaborate stunts that could generate online buzz. Here are our choices for some of 2012’s best and worst ads. US Business

Syrian Airstrike Kills More Than 60

December 23, 2012 |

A government airstrike on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people on Sunday, activists said. What’s News Asia

Europe Sends Mixed Signals on Cyprus

December 23, 2012 |

European officials played down the likelihood of having to write down Cyprus’ sovereign debt, but also indicated that they would struggle to solve the island’s financial problems on their own. What’s News Europe

Google Labors to Design ‘X Phone’

December 23, 2012 |

Motorola is working on a sophisticated handset, but the Google unit is running into some obstacles in its effort to provide more potent competition for Apple and Samsung. US Business

Abe Threatens BOJ Law Revision

December 23, 2012 |

Incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned the Bank of Japan to set a higher price target, threatening to revise the central bank’s law if it doesn’t act. What’s News Asia

Court Quashes Google Video Convictions

December 23, 2012 |

A Milan appeals court overturned a criminal conviction against three Google executives for violating the privacy of a disabled boy. What’s News Europe

Italy Becomes Hunting Ground for Multinationals

December 23, 2012 |

U.S. companies made two large acquisitions of Italian firms, underscoring how the euro-zone’s ailing southern rim offers a hunting ground for multinationals seeking to pick up local firms in need of strategic funding. What’s News Europe

Jobless Swedes Go West—to Norway

December 22, 2012 |

Sweden is paying for the young and unemployed to head to Norway, whose oil boom means wages are considerably better and jobs are plentiful. What’s News Europe

China to Clamp Down on Military Banquets

December 22, 2012 |

China’s top military brass said it will put a stop to boozy banquets for high-level officers, in the latest sign that intense public pressure is forcing Chinese officials to show they are trying to root out corruption. What’s News Asia

Trio Builds Consumer-Goods Empire

December 22, 2012 |

The Reimann family’s investment company is run by three deal makers who are building the company into a powerhouse, with brands including Jimmy Choo and Caribou Coffee. US Business