From Facebook's IPO flop to the looming fiscal cliff, these were the business stories that defined 2012.
In many ways, 2012 was like any other year, but for the world of finance, it was a unique period. Never before has there been a more spectacular, more prominent IPO flop, nor has a natural disaster shut down the most notable stock exchange for a longer period of time.
Canada had its moments, too, exporting a home-grown superstar to the global banking elite. And lately, most of us just want to see hockey back on the ice. Add up these headlines and more and you've got the biggest money stories of the year. Click through to read MSN's picks for 2012.
* All figures in USD.
* Bing: How to save more next year
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