WASHINGTON (AP) — Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's economy expanded at its fastest clip in nearly two years during the third quarter as construction and capital expenditure offset weak growth in exports.
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market continued its sluggish start to the month on Wednesday.
SLUGGISH START: The stock market continued its slow start to December. The Standard & Poor's 500 index dropped for a fourth straight day, its longest losing streak since September.
The Dow Jones industrial average edged lower on Wednesday, continuing its sluggish start to the month.