Stocks closed up on Wall Street Tuesday with the Dow barely extending its winning streak to eight days. Stocks have surged this year as investors became encouraged by a recovery in the housing market and a pickup in hiring.
Mountain Dew breakfast drink: Kickstart has a Dew flavor but is made with 5 percent juice, vitamins, and 20 milligrams more caffeine that Mountain Dew soda. But PepsiCo says the Mountain Dew breakfast drink will have less caffeine than Monster and Red Bull.
Super Bowl Sunday was a big night for Twitter, as it received more commercials mentions than any other social media site. Twitter also received a high volume of tweets from people following the game and commercial breaks, generating 24.1 million tweets.
The often-slow arc of good news may not make headlines. But 2012 brought its quiet share: from extreme poverty dropping by half since 1990 to a robot with the bulky profile of an NFL player that may have a role in bringing jobs back to the US.
McDonald's is urging its US restaurant owners to remain open on Christmas Day, a major break for a company that usually closes on major holidays. The decision comes after a successful Thanksgiving Day for McDonald's.