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.
PUGET SOUND BUSINESS JOURNAL: CEO Sataya Nadella told Jesse Jackson in December that he planned to reveal the company's Equal Employment Opportunity data.
THE DENVER POST: The state attorney general requested permission for Colorado's institutions of higher learning to experiment with the substance.
NPR: The single-serve coffee makers can spurt hot water and burn consumers, the company warned.
NEW YORK TIMES: Strong consumer and business spending spurred the growth.
BLOOMBERG: For the first time, more than 60 million cars have been recalled this year.
BLOOMBERG: The studio's CEO said that "The Interview" could be available through video on demand or streaming services.
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.