In the first week of December, Californians signed up for private health insurance on the state's new online exchange at nearly three times the rate as the first week of last month, figures released Thursday showed.
Christopher Nassetta, chief of Hilton, joined traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Brendan McDermid/Reuters Christopher Nassetta, chief of Hilton, joined traders at the New York Stock Exchange.
The dollar is likely to move even higher against the yen after setting a fresh five-year high as speculation grows that the Federal Reserve will soon start slowing its easing efforts following better-than-expected U.S.
The stock market fell on Thursday to its lowest level in a month as investors worried that the end may be near for the Federal Reserve's support for the economy.
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.