On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission moved to block a buyout by Staples of their chief rival Office Depot. The proposed $6.3 billion merger may break anti- trust laws and stifle competition according to the FTC.
Puerto Rico avoided default Dec. 1 after announcing a $355 million bond payment.
American business took on more new employees in November than had been previously predicted. The Labor Department announced on Friday that an additional 211,000 jobs were created last month.
The Labor Department released its numbers for initial unemployment claims on Thursday. The number rose by 9,000 but the government continues to be optimistic about the job market.
U.S. companies hired on more people than was expected for November. Despite the numbers, the economy continues to struggle in most areas and the future of hiring is looking grim by many accounts.
Pot business owners cite need for their own industry credit union as law suits are filed in response to rejections by NCUA and the Federal Reserve.
Greece struggles as bank limitations remain and higher taxes impact normal, everyday life.