Economy, Obama inauguration among top stories of 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST

NEW YORK— The convoluted American economy — restoring windfalls to a lucky few while leaving millions jobless and distraught — was the top news story of 2009, followed closely by the inauguration of President Barack Obama, according to U.S. editors and news directors voting in The Associated Press' annual poll.