Drew is veteran business journalist. For many years he was Executive Producer of Business News at CNN. He has extensive experience in print, TV and radio.
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.
Gas prices have dropped below $2 per gallon at select Minnesota stations, reflecting steadily dropping prices to levels not seen for five years.
Wal-Mart estimates its average full-time hourly wage is $12.92, and they pay competitive wages and offer employees ample opportunity for advancement.