The European Central Bank's first targeted-loan program came in below estimates in a sign that President Mario Draghi has a way to go to meet his stimulus target.
1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Thursday, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new record, getting a lift from the Federal Reserve after the central bank said it would keep interest rates near zero for a "considerable time.
Capitol_Building The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution by a 319-108 bipartisan vote Wednesday to fund the federal government through Dec. 16, Reuters reported Wednesday.
Top photo: Jeff Bezos at the ENCORE awards. Photo by Jurvetson (flickr). Bottom: Blue Origin's "pusher escape system" rockets a Crew Capsule away from launch pad, Oct. 2012.
This is a guest post by Drew Bernstein, co-managing partner of Marcum Bernstein & Pinchuk. The views expressed are those of the author.