A weak Euro, strong retail sales, a lone terrorist hits Belgium and coverage to visit a chiropractor? This and more in the week that was in…the Week in Pictures.
Arizona Chiropractic Society President Alan Immerman, left, and Arizona State Sen. Linda Gray, R-Phoenix, speak at the Capitol in Phoenix, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Arizona chiropractors say state insurance regulators are failing to require a major health insurer to provide promised coverage, resulting in inadequate reimbursements that are driving some chiropractors out of business. A statewide group representing chiropractors says it wants Gov. Jan Brewer fire Insurance director Christina Urias or make the director go after the insurer, Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield. The chiropractors have already lost a court case seeking to compel the insurer director to act. (AP Photo/Matt York)
A trader gestures at the stock market in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, as the German stock index DAX dropped more than two per cent. Enthusiasm for riskier assets such as stocks and the euro faded Monday as investors worried that Europe’s new pact aimed at fixing the continent’s debt crisis would be insufficient. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Women mourn as they sit at a bus stop where a grenade-lobbing gunman killed three people and injured 123, in the city center of Liege, Belgium, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. The body of a woman has been found in the garage of a grenade-lobbing gunman, bringing to four the number of people killed in an attack in the city of Liege, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
A sign is shown at Facebook headquarters near Facebook’s User Operations Safety Team workers office in Menlo Park, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Facebook is making it easier for Facebook users who express suicidal thoughts to get help. A program launching on Tuesday enables Facebook users to instantly connect with a crisis counselor through Facebook’s “chat” messaging system. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
In this Nov. 3, 2011 photo, an opportunity fair sign show a hiring event for UPS bicycle delivery helpers is displayed at a job fair at WorkSource Oregon, in Portland, Ore. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level in nine months, evidence that the job market is improving. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
In this Nov. 30, 2011, file photo, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius participates in an roundtable discussion on health information technology and job creation at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. The Obama administration says the number of young adults going without medical coverage has shrunk by 2.5 million since the new health care law took effect. A new analysis released Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, finds the drop is two-and-half times larger than indicated by government and private estimates from earlier this year. The health care overhaul allows young adults to stay on a parent’s plan until they turn 26. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Specialist John Alatzas, left, and trader Kenneth Polcari, right, work at the post that handles Best Buy on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Wall Street is rising in early trading after the previous day’s big declines. A gain in U.S. retail sales pointed to a strong start for the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)