A shopper has his receipt checked before leaving a Best Buy store in Westbury, New York, November 28, 2014. Sometimes Santa screws up, and the present you get isn't exactly what you hoped for.
A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. showing Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index that edged 9.93 points higher to 17,818.68 while the U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday, putting major indexes on track for a second straight weekly advance, though moves were likely to be slight with few market catalysts and many traders still out for the Christmas holiday.
Christmas Eve shoppers in Chicago were among those consumers U.S. retailers have been counting on this season to help propel holiday sales.
Bidness Etc looks at the problems faced by Petrobras and the Brazilian energy sector and whom Ms. Rousseff considers best-suited to handle the situation at such a critical time.