Buried by a major snow storm, East Coast cities are mobilizing all their resources to clear streets for Christmas shopping.
Participants approved a Copenhagen accord that sets out emissions-control objectives, sets a target of less than 2 degrees for global warming, and pledges $30 billion in aid to developing countries. The pact is not legally binding.
The eye of a goose is pictured at the Schwarzbauer geese farm in Hohenried near Ingolstadt, Germany on Friday. Geese are traditional food in Germany during the Christmas season.
The storm has already brought flooding to downtown Miami and began dropping snow in Asheville, N.C. Winter storm warnings extend from Georgia to Massachusetts' Cape Cod, with up to a foot of snow possible in Washington, D.C.
Only 12 times in weather-recording history have winter storms brought a white Christmas to Washington.
Democratic leaders in the Senate plan to vote on final passage of the healthcare reform bill on Christmas Eve.
Citigroup is holding off on foreclosures and evictions for 4,000 homeowners. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expected to make a similar announcement, and other financial institutions are expected to follow suit.
US shoppers are less far along in their Christmas shopping this season than in recent years, a new survey shows. That could mean consumers are waiting for last-minute discounts – or just scaling back overall.
A supporter of FC Copenhagen reacts after his team defeated Sparta in their Europa League Group K soccer match in Prague, Czech Republic, on Dec. 16. Copenhagen won the match 3-0.
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