BLOOMBERG: Washington legislators turned down $1.25 billion in federal money, creating a tenuous future for a bridge regarded as one of the country's deadliest.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: Plum Creek Timberlands' "green lumber" certification is being criticized by the Center for Sustainable Economy's, a group based in Lake Oswego.
BLOOMBERG: FedEx said the labor negotiations are complicating its holiday-rush process.
BLOOMBERG: The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cleared up confusion with her statements on Wednesday.
BLOOMBERG: A plea from Pope Francis convinced the president to resume diplomatic relations as well as easing restrictions on trade and travel.
BLOOMBERG: November marked the largest fall in the consumer-price index, which adjusted downward 0.3 percent.
BLOOMBERG: An attempted interest-rate increase fell short as the Russian currency dropped as much as 19 percent.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: AAA expects almost 99 million Americans to travel — via the ground or the air — which would be the most since 2001 when the group started keeping track.
CNN: Thirteen states tout gas for less than $2 a gallon. Two weeks ago, there was only one station in the country selling gas at that price.
BLOOMBERG: The country's largest pet-supply chain was sold for $83 a share to BC Partners.
BLOOMBERG: Energy forecasters expect the price to continue to fall as demand drops.
ORLANDO SENTINEL: Jim Atchison and several employees are losing their jobs after sustained down period for the company brought on by the documentary Blackfish.
BLOOMBERG: The electronic store chain posted its 11th-straight quarterly loss, which was even worse than projections.