NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the U.S. Federal Reserve finally announcing it will start tapering its stimulus, removing a big uncertainty in the market, can Wall Street expect a stronger finish to the year?
BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY) shares soared after the smartphone maker struck a five-year deal to have Foxconn Group manufacture its devices, helping cut production spending and stave off the inventory gluts that have plagued the company.
The Idaho Department of Labor reported Dec. 20 that the state's unemployment rate had dropped six-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent�the largest one-month decline on record�but the jobless rate in the city of Boise was lower still: 4.8 percent.
Like shoppers racing to buy last-minute holiday gifts, thousands of Californians are going online - or lining up in person - to get Obamacare insurance ahead of next week's deadline to have coverage starting next month.
WASHINGTON Dec 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Mel Watt, the incoming director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, said he plans to delay the increase in fees on government-backed loans that the agency announced this month.