Toronto-based Sherritt International Corp. is selling its coal business for nearly $900 million to focus more on its core nickel and oil operations.
AP: American Express has agreed to pay at least $75.7 million to end an investigation by regulators into some discontinued card products.
Reuters: More customers this year will be able to pick up online orders in stores on Tuesday, the last shopping day before Christmas.
CNN: Plummeting temperatures are on tap for much of U.S.
BBC: US retailer Target is being sued by at least 11 customers over a credit card security breach in which information on 40 million cards was stolen.
CNN: The Huffington Post has yet to turn a profit for AOL, falling far short of executive Tim Armstrong's projection at the time of the acquisition three years ago.
CNN: Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea for his third visit of "basketball diplomacy."
CNN: Violet Palmer didn't set out to be a trailblazer, but as the only female referee in the NBA today, that's exactly what she's become.
BBC: Candy Crush Saga - the "match-three" mobile game - was the highest grossing app on both iPhone and iPad in 2013.
CNET: Mobile messaging app WhatsApp now has more than 400 million users each month.
USA Today: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is selling $2.3 billion of holdings to help pay taxes.
USA Today: Target stores have been hit by a major credit-card attack, affecting up to 40 million accounts.
Washington Post: Apple's new high-end desktop, the Mac Pro, goes on sale Thursday.