This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

BC-Business News Digest

Business News at 5:35 p.m.

The supervisor is Richard Jacobsen (800-845-8450, ext. 1680). For photos, ext. 1900. For graphics and interactives, ext. 7636. Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact customersupport(at)ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

If you have questions about transmission of financial market listings, please call 800-3AP-STOX.

A selection of top photos can be found at: http://bit.ly/APTopPhotos .

Editors: Please note that HOLIDAY SHOPPING will stand for this week's ON THE MONEY column.

New this digest:

Updates: WALL STREET

TOP STORIES

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

NEW YORK â¿¿ When it comes to big discounts, better late than never. Shoppers will see the same jaw-dropping "70 percent off" sale signs and deep discounts during the final weekend before Christmas that they saw last year. That's good news for shoppers, but bad news for stores, whose profits will likely suffer in their attempt to salvage a holiday shopping season that so far has been disappointing. By Retail Writer Anne D'Innocenzio.

AP photos.

Eds: This story stands as this week's ON THE MONEY column.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-VIDEO GAMES

In the days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a shell-shocked nation has looked for reasons. The list of culprits include easy access to guns, a strained mental-health system and the "culture of violence" â¿¿ the entertainment industry's embrace of violence in movies, TV shows and, especially, video games. By Lou Kesten.

AP Photo.

Also:

â¿¿ OBAMA GUN CONTROL â¿¿ Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce the gun violence that has plagued the country.

GENERAL MOTORS-STOCK BUYBACK

DETROIT â¿¿ The U.S. government's foray into the car business is slowly coming to an end. The Treasury Department plans to sell its remaining stake in General Motors in the next year or so, winding down a $50 billion bailout that saved the automaker but also set off a heated debate about government intervention in private business. Although taxpayers will lose money on the deal, GM has bounced back, piling up $16 billion in profits over three years. Now it looks forward to losing the stigma of government ownership â¿¿ including the derisive moniker "Government Motors." By Auto Writer Tom Krisher.

1 of 8

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,689.86 -56.12 -0.32%
S&P 500 2,103.84 -4.79 -0.23%
NASDAQ 5,128.2810 -0.5040 -0.01%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs