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  • After Iowa Caucuses, Santorum Declares 'Game On'
    In recent weeks a lot of polls and pundits said the Iowa caucuses might be too close to call. But nobody imagined just how close things would turn out Tuesday night in the first voting of the 2012 presidential nominating season. Mitt Romney was declared the winner by just eight votes. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum came in second.
  • Romney Begins Nominating Season With Iowa Win
    Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney has been considered a front-runner in the 2012 presidential race since before the campaign began. The Iowa caucuses presented the first real contest of the campaign, and Romney came out the victor. He won by eight votes.
  • Syrian Uprising Raises The Specter Of Sectarian War
    A major factor in the Syrian revolt is the battle between sectarian groups. The Assad family and the minority Alawites have held the top jobs for decades, and feel they would be trampled if the majority Sunni Muslims come to power. These sectarian tensions are never far from the surface in the Middle Eastern nations going through upheavals.
  • Britain's Cameron Remains Popular Despite Bad Press
    After a tumultuous 2011, British Prime Minister David Cameron has still come out on top and is more popular than others in his coalition government. Linda Wertheimer talks to Mehdi Hasan, a senior editor at the New Statesman magazine in London, to gauge what the year ahead looks like for Cameron.
  • Standing Room Only At GOP Caucus Site
    The Iowa caucuses ended with Mitt Romney's extremely narrow victory over Rick Santorum early Wednesday morning. The first presidential nominating contest of 2012 played out at hundreds of sites across the state. And at the secondary school in Van Meter, voters were packed into the lunch room.
  • Clinton County Determines Iowa Caucuses Winner
    Linda Wertheimer talks to Carolyn Tallet, president of the Clinton County Republican Women's Club, and Edith Pfeffer, chair of the Clinton County Republican Central Committee, about the events leading up to the final tally of votes in the Iowa Republican caucuses.
  • Yahoo Names New CEO: Ex-PayPal President Thompson
    Having searched for a new CEO since Carol Bartz was fired in September, the Internet search and advertising company announced Wednesday that it has found one. Scott Thompson — most recently president of online payment giant PayPal, now part of eBay — will take over at Yahoo.
  • 2 Foreign Firms Invest In U.S. Energy Sector
    Chinese company Sinopec will invest $2.2 billion into a joint venture with Devon Energy of Oklahoma City. The deal would give Sinopec a partial interest in five oil and gas fields. And, French company Total will invest $2.3 billion with Chespeake Energy. The deals show how hydraulic fracturing technology is sparking interest in U.S. oil and gas production.
  • In Tight Times, Medical Schools Market Themselves
    Increasingly, academic medical centers are joining elite hospitals in mounting national ad campaigns. Their goals include attracting faculty and students — and more patients. But the results of the marketing campaigns are hard to measure, analysts say.
  • Dannon Yogurt Ad To Make Super Bowl Debut
    Dannon will air its spots alongside ever-present ads for Bud Light beer, as well as Doritos and Pepsi Cola. Companies are paying a record $3.5 million for 30 second spots this year. All the ad time is sold out.

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