By any measure, the fledgling global holiday for doing good already has been wildly successful, lifting contribution levels and focusing attention on charitable acts over the last two years.
U.S. stock futures were flat after markets closed at record highs Thursday. Investors are looking to the U.S. jobs report, to be released before the opening bell.
Former industry executive and current Harvard professor, Leonardo Maugeri, in 2012 predicted the recent drop in oil prices. Now he sees little hope for a rebound.
Exxon reduces its capital and exploration expenditures for upstream operations 11.1% for the third quarter of 2014 from the year-ago quarter. Oil production overall dropped 6.1%.