U.S. stocks rose in light volume on Friday as Wall Street reopened following the Christmas holiday, with the Dow and S&P 500 at or near records.
2014 has been 'an economic renaissance' for Spain, as GDP is expected to grow 1.4 percent, the highest in the eurozone, says Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
Some stores are open as early as 6 a.m. to accommodate people redeeming gift cards, raiding the clearance racks, and exchanging or returning what Santa gave them.
The price of natural gas briefly dipped below $3 Friday morning, with a warm December and plentiful supplies behind the decline. It was the first time natural gas has traded below that level since Sept.
Though it still won't disclose its exact Prime subscriber count, Amazon (AMZN +0.9%) states today (in a holiday season sales update) it "[welcomed] more than ten million new members to Amazon Prime this holiday season.