For Dec. 3, 2013
Here's a roundup of business news for Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
The final month of a stellar year for stocks began with a thud.
Power up and shop.
Did stores shoot themselves in the foot?
The biggest online shopping day of the year is today, which means retailers across the country will be providing deep discounts on virtually all of their products and services.
Cindy Ottman, assistant store manager at the Sears at Capital Mall, said Friday she thinks stores opening Thanksgiving evening, instead of the early morning hours Friday, gave people time to spread out their shopping.
More than 30 local businesses participated in Small Business Saturday in Jefferson City. In addition to shopping, the day included the opportunity for children to visit with Santa at Central Bank’s High Street location. A trolley also took shoppers to the small businesses located around the city.
The Lake of the Ozarks has long been a Black Friday shopping destination. For shoppers like Beth McCracken, it’s a tradition. McCracken, of Greenville, Ill., has spent Thanksgiving at the Lake with friends for the past seven years; and the shopping is always serious.
The state official overseeing the Vermont Health Connect insurance exchange issued three notifications about a mid-October security lapse on the exchange website before telling a legislative committee that such a lapse had not happened.
The troubled Vatican bank announced its new top manager Saturday, promoting an outside consultant who had stepped in when the bank's top two managers resigned amid scandal last summer.
President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses.
When Andreya Jensen and Steve Gilpin arrived 30 minutes before Radio Shack opened its doors on Black Friday, nearly a dozen others jumped out of their cars and joined them at the door.
Pheasants once drew hundreds of weekend hunters to Fairbury, Neb., each fall, filling the 45 rooms at Randy Brown’s Capri Motel with sportsmen eager to bag their limits.
The holiday shopping season started as a marathon, not a sprint.
A line of infant sandals with a strap that poses a choking hazard and bike racks are among this week's recalled consumer products.
Encrypted email, secure instant messaging and other privacy services are booming in the wake of the National Security Agency’s recently revealed surveillance programs. But the flood of new computer security services is of variable quality, and much of it, experts say, can bog down computers and isn’t likely to keep out spies.
Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy — or so creepy.
Several shoppers lament store openings on Thanksgiving
Each store has its own system, and each customer his/her own story.
In Mexico's booming auto industry, the cars rolling off assembly lines may look identical, but how safe they are depends on where they're headed.
Australia on Friday blocked the 3.4 billion Australian dollar ($3.1 billion) takeover bid by U.S. food giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. for Australian grains handler GrainCorp Ltd.