Joseph Pisani, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 8:42am
Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online.
Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a four-day rally. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped after setting a record high close the day before.
Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 8:21am
Ikea's U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.
Josh Boak, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 8:10am
The U.S. trade deficit climbed in October from its lowest monthly level in nearly three years. Imports of consumer goods such as medicine, cell phones and clothing increased, while exports of soybeans, gold and artwork tumbled_which fueled the monthly widening of the trade gap.