From the Wires

Keystone XL pipeline inching toward reality

ASSOCIATED PRESS: The controversial project had a major obstacle cleared when a Nebraska court tossed a suit disputing the pipeline's route.

Analysts: Google eyes car insurance market

REUTERS: Google has been marketing its comparison service for years, analyst writes.

Forest Service changes course on $10M PR campaign

WASHINGTON POST: The federal agency cited a lack of funds for its unexpected change of course.

Coca-Cola cuts jobs, J.C. Penney closing stores

CNBC: Both companies are seeking to cut costs in 2015.

Euro continues its fall, deflation now a possibility

FORBES: The European Union's currency is now the lowest its been against the dollar since 2006.

Monsanto: Quarterly profit down 34 percent

CNBC: The agriculture giant's fall was not as sharp as some analysts predicted.

Strength of dollar could hurt US companies in global economy

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO: American manufacturers hurt in export market by strong currency.

Dish Network targets millennials with low-cost TV package

NEW YORK TIMES: For $20 a month, consumers can use a web-based TV service called Sling TV that includes ESPN and other cable networks.

Microsoft releases diversity stats before the New Year

PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL: CEO Sataya Nadella told Jesse Jackson in December that he planned to reveal the company's Equal Employment Opportunity data.

Colorado universities ask feds to ease pot-growing restrictions

THE DENVER POST: The state attorney general requested permission for Colorado's institutions of higher learning to experiment with the substance.

Keurig recalls more than 7M units due to burn risk

NPR: The single-serve coffee makers can spurt hot water and burn consumers, the company warned.

US economy grows in third quarter at fastest rate since 2003

NEW YORK TIMES: Strong consumer and business spending spurred the growth.

Number of auto recalls in 2014 breaks record

BLOOMBERG: For the first time, more than 60 million cars have been recalled this year.