Between Western sanctions and plummeting crude oil prices, things are looking grim for Russia's economy. But Russians appear prepared to weather the storm.
Like many big utilities, NextEra is looking at strategic mergers that offer a business advantage. Its $4.3 billion deal to buy Hawaiian Electric will give it important experience dealing with distributed renewable energy.
Jobless claims for US workers slipped below 300,000 last week, after having spiked above that level in the prior week for the first time in nearly three months. As fewer people file jobless claims, it suggests that employers are holding onto more workers and potentially looking to bolster their hiring.
Members of Chicago's LaSalle Street Church aren't the only one's making donations this holiday season. Charitable giving has reached the highest levels since the onset of the Great Recession.