Shoppers this year are benefiting from cheaper gasoline prices and an improving job market in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Nationwide, holiday spending is projected to rise 4.1 percent over last year's levels - the best growth since 2011, according to ...
Amazon says more than 10 million people tried the online retailing giant's Prime subscription service for the first time this holiday.
Last year, retailers and shippers were devastated by unusually cold weather that stymied attempts to deliver gifts on time. This year retailers and delivery carriers fared much better.
Oil traded above $60 a barrel amid concern about Libyan supply after government forces struck Islamist militias close to the nation's largest terminal at Es Sider.
Trade between the United States and Russia has increased by 7 percent, despite U.S. economic sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin told lawmakers in Moscow this week.