Gold futures ended slightly higher on Friday, with the February contract rising $2.10, or 0.2%, to close at $1,186.20 an ounce.
The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.
President Barack Obama has ordered sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for the cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The Obama administration just finished another big year for regulations and executive actions -- pushing through everything from a new type of retirement account to a deportation reprieve affecting millions of illegal immigrants to long-awaited standards for coal waste.
Strange adventures in pet ownership: A UK man noticed that his beloved goldfish was constipated, brought him to the vet, learned that it would cost roughly $465 for surgery, left the vet because it would be crazy to pay that kind of money for a goldfish, returned guiltily 10 minutes later to pay the money, and now has a healthy goldfish again, reports the Telegraph.
A 12-year-old Indiana girl who has spent her life giving back to her community is now on the receiving end after getting a devastating diagnosis on Thanksgiving.
Shares of some top oil companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: BP PLC fell $.00 or percent, to $38.12.
Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan rose $.32 or .2 percent, to $212.91.
Shares of some top media companies are down at 1 p.m.: Comcast Corp. fell $1.00 or 1.7 percent, to $57.01.
Shares of some top computer companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Apple Inc s fell $.98 or .9 percent, to $109.40.
Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are down at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.27 or 1.1 percent, to $25.00.
Shares of some top specialty retail companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Autozone Inc. fell $1.90 or .3 percent, to $617.21.
Shares of some top education companies are down at 1 p.m.: Apollo Group fell $.95 or 2.8 percent, to $33.16.
Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $.33 or .2 percent, to $139.49.
For top U.S. retailers, free delivery is now the norm. That is good news for shoppers, but not so much for investors.
What ESPN calls "a technical issue relating to servers" is the fancy term for what knocked out part of Thursday's streaming coverage of the Rose Bowl.
The U.S. dollar kicked off the new year surging to a near nine-year high against a basket of the world's other currencies as the now age-old question about when the Fed will likely begin to hike interest rates fueled the currency's rally.
Matthew Franjola (fran-JOE'-lah), a reporter and photographer for The Associated Press who was among the last Americans in Saigon before it fell to the North Vietnamese in 1975, has died.