WASHINGTON - Enrollment in California's health insurance exchange surged in the first week of December, state insurance officials announced Thursday, as almost 50,000 people signed up for health insurance.
World stock markets were tentative Friday as investors prepared for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision next week on whether to reduce its monetary stimulus.
CEO of Hilton Worldwide Christopher Nassetta, center, poses in a Hilton robe after his company's IPO began trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.
Stocks fell on Thursday, marking the third day in a row of declines and putting the big indices on track for their second weekly loss in a row.
JPMorgan Chase is close to an agreement to pay federal authorities about $2 billion to resolve investigations into whether the bank failed to alert the government to Bernard L. Madoff's Ponzi scheme, a person familiar with the talks said Thursday.