The price of oil jumped by over a dollar on Wednesday, to above $93 a barrel, after U.S. lawmakers passed legislation to avoid a "fiscal cliff" that could have pushed the world's biggest economy into recession.
U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis. They're helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.
A federal appeals court has denied Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby's request to block a portion of the federal health care law that requires the company provide insurance coverage for emergency contraception pills.
The year is rapidly coming to a close. That means it's time to sit ant the kitchen table and do a few things with an eye towards your taxes and retirement planning. Joe Udo From US news and World Report has some Suggestions