The Russell 2000 (RTY) Index climbed to an all-time high and the Nasdaq Composite Index reached a level unseen since 2000 as an equities rally that started last week continued through one of the slowest trading days of the year.
United Parcel Service, coming off a successful holiday shopping season after suffering from a pileup in 2013, is still hard at work - the carrier now needs to process millions of returns.
If you're worn out from all your holiday shopping lately, perhaps you can take a minute or so to recoup by learning about everything else that everyone picked up.
Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber.
Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said, as authorities scaled up a bailout for the first bank to succumb to this month's rouble crisis.