Activision Blizzard Inc. said “Call of Duty: Black Ops,” the latest version of the best-selling video games, posted $360 million in sales in North America and the U.K. in 24 hours, a record for any entertainment property.
“Halo 4,” the latest installment in Microsoft Corp.’s video-game franchise, took in more than $220 million in its first 24 hours on sale, setting a record for the title. Meanwhile "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2" has launched which is set to challenge "Halo 4" for top place on the Christmas sales charts.
U.S. stocks fell after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rallied to a record yesterday on the Federal Reserve’s decision to refrain from cutting stimulus as investors weighed the latest batch of economic reports.
President Barack Obama would be authorized to arm pro-Ukrainian forces and sanction Russian banks and oil companies under legislation introduced by the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.