- 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 first full day of trading under the new U.S. administration saw investors adopting a risk-off stance across Europe
AstraZeneca and Royal Dutch Shell will surprise investors.
The president-elect faces big challenge in reversing Obama's ban on drilling in the Arctic and parts of the Atlantic.
A change in renewable fuel regulations would be a negative for companies like Chevron and BP, says S&P Capital IQ.