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December 28, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Vote: Seattle’s top biz/econ story of 2012

This week, I laid out 10 compelling business and economy stories of the year, here and here. Now, please pick the one that was the most consequential, both immediately and in the long run:

The top biz/econ story of the year:

Read on for the top links of the week and the haiku:

This Week’s Links:

  • Countrywide’s Mozilo claims he doesn’t know what ‘verified income’ is || Matt Taibbi
  • Android surge shakes Apple || Salon
  • Vancouver, Wash., flirted with Nike on expansion before Oregon passed special bill || BusinessWeek
  • Three ways D.C. could mess up the recovery in 2013 || Washington Post
  • Metrics for ‘ever-expanding government’ || Econobrowser
  • The SEC at a turning point || Simon Johnson/NYT Economix
  • A second chance for European financial reform || Project Syndicate
  • Is growth over? || Paul Krugman
  • The growing debt divide || Washington Post
  • Idaho workers overall earnings last in nation || The Oregonian
  • The rise of the cyborgs || Noahpinion
  • The most important charts of 2012 || Economic Policy Institute

    Today’s Econ Haiku:

    Here come the cliches

    Headlines will say ‘The Blame Game’

    Boehner is to blame

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