ATHENS - Fresh battles over euro zone bailouts loomed on Monday after Greek lawmakers forced early elections that could favor a leftist party pledging to renegotiate the austerity rules and loans that saved the country from fiscal collapse.
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (SPX) poised for a third straight yearly gain as equity gauges climbed past multiple milestones last week.
The future of drones in the U.S. is up in the air this week and has been for some time. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has said it wants to announce new rules and regulations for the commercial use of drones before the end of the year.
... * Economists expect contraction to worsen. * Government forecasts GDP will drop four pct in 2015. * Rouble falls again in thin trade (Updates rouble trading).
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The average gas price in Ohio has dropped closer to $2 as the year comes to an end. The state average was $2.03 for a gallon of regular gas in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc.