- Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel
CHICAGO (AP) — Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit.
- Online shopping popular, but won't save season
ATLANTA (AP) — More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores.
- Businessman, Jewish advocate Bronfman dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Saturday. He was 84.
- San Francisco transit, union leaders reach pact
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The threat of another commute-crippling transportation strike in the San Francisco Bay area receded on Saturday when officials for the region's transit rail system and negotiators for its two largest labor unions said they had resolved the latest sticking point in their months-long negotiations and reached a new contract.
- Khodorkovsky: won't sponsor Russian opposition
BERLIN (AP) — Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he won't finance Russia's opposition parties or seek the return of his stake in oil firm Yukos.
- Stores open for 100 hours to attract shoppers
NEW YORK (AP) — Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it — with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours.
- The season's weirdest, wackiest tech gifts
NEW YORK (AP) — It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.
- Fury and frustration over Target data breach
NEW YORK (AP) — Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers.
- Venezuela car owners unfazed by planned fuel hike
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Owners of the 1970s-era gas guzzling trucks and sedans that have long reigned over Caracas' smog-filled roadways will soon have to pay a bit more to keep flaunting their energy-inefficient monsters.
- Machinists to vote again on Boeing 777X offer
SEATTLE (AP) — National leaders of the Machinists union are scheduling a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, despite objections from local union officials who have already rejected the company's latest offer.