NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with major indexes hitting records and on track for a second straight weekly advance, though trading was light with many traders still out for the Christmas holiday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Slumping oil prices have put Russia's economy on course for a sharp recession next year, its finance minister said on Friday, as authorities scaled up their bailout for the first bank to succumb to the recent rouble crisis.
The robots at Amazon.com have apparently been quite busy this week. Amazon says more than 10 million new members worldwide tried its Prime subscription service for the first time during the current holiday season.
Retailers are girding themselves for the second busiest shopping day of the year, but the day after Christmas is also known for something less beneficial to the bottom line: hordes of returns.
Missouri is the first state in five years to have its statewide gas price average drop below $2 per gallon, according to AAA. The average price in the Show Me State stood on Friday at $1.98 per gallon, $1.02 per gallon less than the statewide average one year ...