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.
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.
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.
US stocks Thursday closed lower after a surprisingly good retail sales report boosted speculation that the US Federal Reserve could soon scale back its stimulus program.
Bernard L. Madoff, right, at Federal District Court in Manhattan in 2009. Stephen Chernin/Getty Images Bernard L. Madoff, right, at Federal District Court in Manhattan in 2009.