Today’s Business Roundup


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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Ryan Invites Obama To Deliver Final State Of The Union On Jan. 12

Photo/The White House

“As we look ahead to the new year, we have both an opportunity and an obligation to find common ground to advance the nation’s interests at home and abroad,” Ryan wrote in a letter to Obama Monday.

Fewer Americans Say Gov Should Do More On Climate Change

While 63% view climate change as a serious threat, only 47 percent believe the government should be more active in combating the phenomenon.

Sanders To Receive Surgery For Hernia

Sanders is expected to resume his Senate duties on Tuesday.

Obama at Climate Talks: ‘Let’s Get to Work!’

President Obama addresses the COP21 Paris Climate Summit. November 30, 2015.

Negotiators in Paris are expected to sign a comprehensive climate change treaty by December 11th.

The World in 2:00 – November 30, 2015

The World in 2:00

President Obama attends pivotal U.N. climate talks in Paris and the E.U. will pay Turkey to tighten its borders in the hope of reducing refugee flows.

President Wilson’s Racism And Other Misdeeds

Instead of wiping Woodrow Wilson off the Princeton campus, there could be an opportunity to educate future generations as to who this president really was.