The ongoing stalemate has caused some fans to turn away from the sport altogether. They aren't necessarily watching more minor-league or college games to get their fix.
Some states are considering billing victims for back-country rescues. But one group warns that the policy may discourage people from getting help.
Stocks tumble as Republicans balk at House Speaker Boehner's tax bill. But things could have been worse. Nike jumps on strong North American business. Trading ends early Monday, and markets are closed Tuesday for Christmas.
Whether the gifts are hard cash or merely symbolic, more companies are rewarding their employees this holiday season.
Lawmakers have suggested a switch to 'chained CPI' to reduce deficits. That could affect how the government calculates Social Security benefits in the future.
The automaker needs to break its ties to the Treasury and will spend $5.5 billion to buy back shares. The government is in no rush to sell its remaining stake, however.
People are aware of the dire consequences of the fiscal cliff, including the potential for the US economy to wind up in another recession.
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