OPTIMISM: The main Saudi stock index rose 2.5 percent, bringing its gains over the past three days to 16 percent. REUTERS. Published - Monday 22 December 2014.
The National Retail Federation found that only about half of shoppers had finished shopping as of Dec. 10. That means tens of millions will be ticking those final items off their lists in the coming days.
NEW YORK - Less than a week before Christmas, office supply retailer Staples warned that cybercriminals stole personal data from 1.2 million customers' credit cards.
Extending biggest gains for a third session on Friday, the US stocks closed the wild week with a rally that was fuelled by high expectations for the monetary policy to remain easy among major central banks for the anticipated future.
Citigroup was able to slip a Wall Street-friendly rule change into a $1.1 trillion spending bill. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). After the financial crisis, Washington vowed to never again let Wall Street "write the rule book for itself," said Edward Luce at the ...