Posted: Wed, December 31st, 1969
Last updated: Wed, December 31st, 1969
Facebook to join S&P 500
Standard & Poor's on Wednesday said Facebook Inc. will join its S&P 500 stock index after the close of trading Dec. 20, cementing the social media network's rise into one of the biggest, most powerful U.S. companies.
Prosecutors: Fatal crash was former business exec's suicide attempt
LEBANON, N.H. — A former Fortune 500 executive told police he was trying to kill himself when he drove his pickup truck across the grassy median of a highway and slammed into an SUV, killing an expectant couple inside, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Airlines boost fares up to $10 each way
Just in time for the holidays, an airfare watchdog says the major airlines have raised fares as much as $10 each way, although it is not yet clear whether the price hike will stick.Rick Seaney of FareCompare.
Millions stand to lose unemployment checks by year's end
In little more than two weeks, 1.3 million Americans who have been without work long term will likely see their unemployment benefits stop.
Stocks nose-dive as DC budget deal revives fear of Fed stimulus easing
Stocks dropped for a second day on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq seeing their biggest losses in nearly five weeks, as the provisional budget deal in Washington raised speculation that the Federal Reserve could pull back on its stimulus program soon.