- Approximately $854 on gifts, more than double the amount shoppers planned to spend on gifts in 2009 (American Research Group)
- Approximately $759 per household on travel, up 5.7 percent from $718 in 2011 (AAA)
The market thinks Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) is going to cut its dividend, but in-depth analysis suggests otherwise.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average leads markets on Wednesday as a rally in crude oil lights a fire under the energy sector.
A production cut pushes beleaguered producers and services firms higher.