Today’s Business Roundup

Markets

US stocks finish near session lows a day before Thanksgiving. The Dow is down -235.26 points. The S&P and Nasdaq also finished in the red as the debt crises in Europe and the US linger. Traders fear a possible global recession because of the shaky financial troubles here and abroad. The markets and banks will be closed for Thanksgiving but will reopen on Friday.

Biggest Travel Day Of The Year

Today is simply the busiest travel day of the year and airlines are not profiting as much as people think. Not only are jet fuel costs growing but airlines have to brace for the unwanted costs for delays because of bad weather all over the US.

Super Committee Failure Spillover

Congress is just weeks away from voting on expiring payroll tax breaks and extending unemployment benefits. President Obama told an audience at a New Hampshire high school on Tuesday that their taxes would go up an average of $1,000 to $1,500 unless the payroll tax cuts are extended and expanded as part of his jobs bill.

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Three Times A Charm: Republicans Demand IRS Release Emails With White House

This is the third letter that the lawmakers have sent the IRS requesting the emails.

State: No Decision From White House On Arming Ukraine

“That question is still under discussion and the president has not made a decision,” Amb. Victoria Nuland, the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Report: Clinton Ran Private Email Server While At State

Hillary Clinton

The news comes on the heels of a report from the New York Times late Monday, which broke the news that Clinton had been using a personal email account, not a federal email account, for official State Department messages.

New York Man Guilty Of Threatening Council On American Islamic Relations Employee

Bernard Laufer, 58, of Queens, faces a maximum of five years in prison for sending messages that “threatened the employee with significant bodily harm and death,” according to a Department of Justice press release.

Senate Dems To Speak Following King V. Burwell Oral Arguments

Senators Chris Murphy (CT) and Al Franken (MN) will join ACA recipients from their respective states in the U.S. Capitol at 2:00 p.m.

Ben Carson: Prison Evidence That Being Gay Is A Choice

Dr. Ben Carson

Carson said that “a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight, and when the come out, they’re gay.”