- 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)
Its decision to sell a costly oil sands field shows it will focus on paying down debt.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends an eight-session losing streak with a triple-digit gain, clawing back from some of the heavy losses seen over the past week.
Stocks add to session highs on Tuesday as gains in the financials and energy sectors boost markets.
Stocks break higher by late morning Tuesday after struggling for direction for much of the earlier session.