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Stars & dogs of 2012: the best and worst stocks of the year Add to ...

It was a year when a T-shirt maker outpaced the hottest name in social media, when a downtrodden airline soared while one of the world’s biggest computer makers short-circuited. For all the much publicized fears about the euro zone’s future and a looming fiscal cliff in the United States, it was also a year that produced solid gains in most of the world’s stock markets. Looking back on 12 months when very little went as expected, John Heinzl and David Parkinson take you on a tour of the stars that shone – and the dogs that shed value.

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