BOSTON (TheStreet) -- A look at the return on equities this year and the potential for a continuation of the Santa Claus rally leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Tuesday's 5 Biggest Stories
Despite the massive volatility and swings in stocks, the
is set to have the smallest price change in more than four decades.
may still be alive and kicking, at least in rally form.
had the worst Christmas sales in a decade.
China and Japan
announce an agreement that adds renminbi-denominated debt to Japan's reserves.
is using computers to analyze hedge fund performance to identify rogue firms.
What Recovery, Part I:
will close 100 to 120 Sears and Kmart stores due to a drop in sales.
is angering its rivals by using its search power to promote its own online travel services.
Did you get an iPad 2 for Christmas? Sucker.
is reportedly set to launch the iPad 3 for Steve Jobs' birthday in February.
Obama is having a nice holiday. First, the House Republicans cave on the payroll tax cuts, and then he finds out this year saw the
most demand for U.S. debt
What Recovery, Part II:
are at a 33-month low.
stocks set up nicely
flashes a golden cross, and you can probably afford a share now!
Odds and Ends
strikes again, this time attacking think tank Stratfor's Web site.
$41 billion in gift cards
have gone unspent from 2005 until now.
I was gifted the complete
boxed set for Christmas. It's awesome. Here's one of my favorite songs by the band.
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