Special Report

Year in Review

The contradictions and complexity of 2010, and our attempt to make sense of them

  • 2010 in Review

    The pall of Lehman Brothers' collapse in 2008 is still settling over many Western economies and its citizens. Yet things aren't all dreary. We've tried to take the contradictions of 2010 and show how stories link up, sometimes in unexpected ways

  • Table of Contents

    The words, people, and images that capture 2010

  • Slide Show: The Year in Six Words

    Normal, Jobs, Spills, Stuck, Currency, and Gaga say all that needs to be said about 2010

  • Behind the Cover, Part I

    365 days, 61 charts, 289 pictures, 7 essays: the business year in perspective

  • Behind the Cover, Part 2

    365 days, 61 charts, 289 pictures, 7 essays: the business year in perspective

  • Normal

    The year in reset expectations

  • Jobs

    The year in employment, and especially its opposite

  • Spills

    The year in leakage, from BP to WikiLeaks to the Flash Crash and Twitter

  • Stuck

    The year in gridlock—transportational, political, and otherwise

  • Currency

    The year in money, from the Federal Reserve to currency war to the savory notion of bacon bucks

  • Gaga

    The year in popular enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms ... Bieber!

  • The 2010 Lexicon (.pdf)

    Mark Hurd. WikiLeaks. Groupon. Vuvuzela. We chart the ups and downs of the year's memorable terms

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