Thursday, January 1, 2015

Looking Back at 2014


Jan. 6: Yellen confirmed to lead Fed.
Jan. 10: Chemical spill prompts water ban in West Virginia.
Feb. 13: Comcast, Time Warner set $45 billion deal.
Feb. 25: GM expands ignition switch recall to 1.6 million vehicles.
March 8: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappears en route to Beijing.
March 18: Russia’s Putin signs treaties to annex Crimea.
March 22: Mudslide near Oso, Wash., kills more than 40.
April 2: Supreme Court strikes caps on individual political donations.
April 18: Mount Everest avalanche kills 16 Sherpa guides.
April 29: Clippers’ Sterling banned from NBA.
May 8: Omnicom, Publicis call off $35 billion merger.
May 13: EU orders Google to let users erase their past.
June 12: Kidnap and later murder of three Israeli teens triggers Israel-Hamas war. 
June 24: Obama administration approves exports of unrefined U.S. crude.
July 13: Germany beats Argentina to win World Cup.
July 17: Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Ukraine.
Aug. 9: Michael Brown police shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
Aug. 26: Burger King to buy Tim Hortons.
Sept. 18: Home Depot says 56 million credit cards exposed in breach.
Sept. 19: Alibaba rises 38% in first day of trading.
Sept. 26: ‘Bond king’ Bill Gross quits Pimco.
Oct. 29: Giants win World Series over Royals.
Oct. 31: Fed ends “quantitative easing.”
Nov. 4: Republicans win control of Senate.
Nov. 17: Halliburton to buy rival Baker Hughes for $35 billion.
Nov. 21: Aereo files for Chapter 11 protection.
Dec. 17: U.S., Cuba agree to restore diplomatic ties.
Dec. 27: AirAsia Flight 8501 goes missing after taking off in Indonesia.
Dec. 29: U.S. crude oil price reaches $53.61 a barrel, lowest since May 2009.

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