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Dec 29, 2014

The White House | The Year in Review: Here’s what happened in 2014.

 THE WHITE HOUSE 
 
What happened at the White House in 2014? A lot. Click here to see our 2014 year in review.Watch: Chief of Staff Denis McDonough gives you his take on the most important parts of the year.2014 was a busy year here at the White House. See the wrap-up, then pass it on.

The Economist Selected New Articles - December 29, 2014: Flight QZ8501, Ebola in maps, and what the story of the magi really means



A selection of new stories from Economist.com
Flight QZ8501: Into thin air
Ebola in graphics: One year on from the outbreak
Fire safety: When buildings become tinder boxes
Writers' homes: Laugharne, the poet’s corner
Images of Christmas: Mary, quite contrary


Flight QZ8501
Into thin air
Flight QZ8501162 people are feared lost as an Indonesian airliner goes missing en route to Singapore
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Ebola in graphics
One year on from the outbreak
The first reported case in the outbreak ravaging west Africa was in December 2013. Since then, at least 19,497 cases and 7,588 deaths have been reported worldwide. But there are glimmers of hope
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Fire safety
When buildings become tinder boxes
Fire safetySteel, concrete and timber jostle for primacy in American construction. Engineers are coming up with new ways to keep those materials fireproof
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Writers' homes
Laugharne, the poet’s corner
How a converted boathouse and an old garage in “the strangest town in Wales” inspired much of Dylan Thomas’s best-known work
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Images of Christmas
Mary, quite contrary
Images of ChristmasLook at the Nativity scenes adorning many homes at this time of year and you will see vastly more diversity in the depiction of Mary than that of her child. Why?
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The Washington Post | The Post Most - December 29, 2014: Indonesian official says missing AirAsia jet is believed to be at the bottom of the sea -- and all the popular articles, videos and photos.

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on December 29, 2014.

Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:46 pm ET 12/29/2014
NYSE
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Bank of America (BAC)57,168,778$18.110.130.72
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)24,462,8897.27-0.12-1.62
Rite Aid (RAD)22,685,7277.550.141.89
General Electric (GE)20,363,97925.70-0.08-0.31
Ford Motor (F)18,844,47315.520.070.45
Chimera Investment (CIM)15,749,8583.260.020.62
General Motors (GM)15,517,95234.600.872.58
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS A (PBRA)15,342,5957.55-0.16-2.08
Vale ADS (VALE)14,687,3508.200.040.49
Barrick Gold (ABX)13,849,46410.48-0.10-0.95
Twitter (TWTR)13,374,72636.42-1.18-3.14
J.C. Penney (JCP)13,143,3556.48-0.02-0.31
AT&T (T)12,617,32134.11-0.06-0.18
Halliburton (HAL)12,296,91040.000.270.68
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)12,081,03823.26-0.25-1.06
Talisman Energy (TLM)12,025,1877.83-0.02-0.25
Manitowoc (MTW)11,968,74922.791.878.94
SeaDrill (SDRL)11,882,19411.91-0.15-1.24
Ambev ADS (ABEV)11,837,5266.160.121.99
Pfizer (PFE)11,747,97431.39-0.26-0.82
Peabody Energy (BTU)11,689,4457.890.091.15
MGM Resorts International (MGM)11,587,79821.480.371.75
Denbury Resources (DNR)11,420,5288.220.091.11
Kinder Morgan (KMI)11,350,86143.010.310.73
Avon Products (AVP)11,096,1859.560.303.24
 
Nasdaq
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
Apple (AAPL)27,351,964$113.91-0.08-0.07
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)23,069,6893.520.020.57
Gilead Sciences (GILD)20,367,54497.303.473.70
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)15,468,124105.02-0.02-0.02
Microsoft (MSFT)14,010,58647.45-0.43-0.90
American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)14,006,0778.480.182.17
Facebook Cl A (FB)13,847,38780.02-0.76-0.93
Cisco Systems (CSCO)12,926,10128.460.110.39
Micron Technology (MU)12,132,36035.530.531.51
Intel (INTC)11,833,33437.18-0.37-0.99
Zynga (ZNGA)11,454,9762.740.062.24
VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN (TVIX)11,084,6792.30-0.03-1.29
DryShips (DRYS)10,866,6101.17-0.02-2.10
First Trust Enhanced Short Maturity ETF (FTSM)10,769,94859.90-0.02-0.03
Groupon (GRPN)10,381,0258.250.111.35
Juno Therapeutics (JUNO)9,823,22054.215.4811.25
RF Micro Devices (RFMD)8,915,38316.70-0.03-0.15
VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term ETN (XIV)8,832,34534.800.060.17
American Airlines Group (AAL)8,741,35652.850.901.72
GoPro (GPRO)8,093,01164.74-4.49-6.49
BlackBerry (BBRY)7,768,07310.90-0.00-0.05
Comcast Cl A (CMCSA)7,043,39758.880.490.84
Yahoo! (YHOO)6,545,34850.53-0.33-0.65
Windstream Holdings (WIN)6,293,5138.47-0.12-1.40
Office Depot (ODP)6,104,2838.75-0.09-1.02
 
NYSE Arca
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)70,339,225$208.720.280.13
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV)36,569,510110.22-0.02-0.02
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)36,106,08639.18-0.24-0.61
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)32,014,63717.82-0.42-2.30
Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust SBI (RSX)28,735,73814.61-1.38-8.63
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)25,878,908121.050.510.42
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)21,775,24128.51-0.08-0.28
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ)20,905,9125.170.4910.47
Select Sector SPDR-Consumer Discretionary (XLY)20,700,70472.780.550.76
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)20,695,51261.79-0.45-0.72
Select Sector SPDR-Energy (XLE)18,096,52080.400.290.36
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)17,728,79125.040.090.36
Select Sector SPDR-Utilities (XLU)16,769,97149.110.561.15
Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)14,937,29239.91-0.13-0.32
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT)14,199,04210.22-0.72-6.58
Select Sector SPDR-Consumer Staples (XLP)13,446,47949.31-0.15-0.30
SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)12,775,691113.67-1.16-1.01
iShares MSCI Japan ETF (EWJ)12,010,40211.44-0.12-1.04
iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF (EWU)11,654,85118.25-0.16-0.87
iShares Gold Trust (IAU)11,520,39711.46-0.11-0.95
Market Vectors Junior Gold Minets ETF (GDXJ)11,305,05622.90-0.55-2.35
iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI)10,780,59341.59-0.09-0.22
iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ)10,752,33636.530.040.11
ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil (UCO)9,504,65510.30-0.48-4.45
VelocityShares 3x Inverse Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (DGAZ)9,465,1686.49-0.90-12.18
 
Composite
ISSUEVOLUMEPRICECHG% CHG
SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY)70,339,225$208.720.280.13
Bank of America (BAC)57,168,77818.110.130.72
iShares Short Treasury Bond ETF (SHV)36,569,510110.22-0.02-0.02
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM)36,106,08639.18-0.24-0.61
Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX)32,014,63717.82-0.42-2.30
Market Vectors Russia ETF Trust SBI (RSX)28,735,73814.61-1.38-8.63
Apple (AAPL)27,351,964113.91-0.08-0.07
iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM)25,878,908121.050.510.42
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS (PBR)24,462,8897.27-0.12-1.62
Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI)23,069,6893.520.020.72
Rite Aid (RAD)22,685,7277.550.141.89
Barclays Bank iPath S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures ETN (VXX)21,775,24128.51-0.08-0.28
VelocityShares 3x Long Natural Gas ETN linked to the S&P GSCI Natural Gas Index Excess Return (UGAZ)20,905,9125.170.4910.47
Select Sector SPDR-Consumer Discretionary (XLY)20,700,70472.780.550.76
iShares MSCI EAFE ETF (EFA)20,695,51261.79-0.45-0.72
Gilead Sciences (GILD)20,367,54497.303.513.74
General Electric (GE)20,363,97925.70-0.08-0.31
Ford Motor (F)18,844,47315.520.070.45
Select Sector SPDR-Energy (XLE)18,096,52080.400.290.36
Select Sector SPDR-Financial (XLF)17,728,79125.040.090.36
Select Sector SPDR-Utilities (XLU)16,769,97149.110.561.15
Chimera Investment (CIM)15,749,8583.260.020.62
General Motors (GM)15,517,95234.600.872.58
PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (QQQ)15,469,713105.02-0.02-0.02
Petroleo Brasileiro ADS A (PBRA)15,342,5957.55-0.16-2.08
 
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Footnotes
Includes common, closed end funds, ETFs, ETNs and REITS
x - stock is trading ex-dividend
Source: WSJ Market Data Group