Russian inflation accelerated more than economists forecast in November, quickening for a second month as the central bank and government conceded that price growth would exceed the target range for a second straight year.
Applications for U.S. employment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level in more than two months as the data becomes more difficult to adjust for seasonal variations during the year-end holiday period.
After the flood of Black Friday advertisements and mailings, it may be hard for Americans to imagine that there’s a place on earth where the Christmas season matters more to retailers than the U.S. There is: Britain.
With characteristic concern for coolness over commercial viability, Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a new kind of delivery vehicle Sunday night. It’s called an octocopter, and it will fly all by itself, attuned to GPS coordinates, dropping off goods at customers’ doorsteps for same-day delivery.