Week at a glance: All stories

11:35pm: Beauty goods company Avon has been fined $135 million by the SEC for bribing Chinese officials with luxury goods -- everything from Gucci bags to Tiffany pens. More
8:56pm: Russia's economic turmoil has already spread to companies in the West and many brands are bracing for a bigger blow to earnings. More
7:13pm: Portland's mayor says the city will create new rules, eventually allowing Uber to operate there. More
3:45pm: The Mirai will go on sale starting late next year in a handful of states. The challenge will be finding where to fuel it. More
3:38pm: The shale boom has been a blessing to Texas, but tumbling oil prices are casting a shadow over the state. More
3:32pm: Susan Wojcicki said the rate of new moms leaving Google fell by 50% after the company began offering 18 weeks of paid maternity leave. More
3:12pm: Protesters gathered outside Citibank's headquarters to echo Warren's call to break up big banks. More
3:11pm: Sony's decision to not release 'The Interview' could cost it $60 million in global box office revenue and up to $50 million from other channels. More
1:34pm: The income of the top 1% jumped significantly in 2012, far outpacing inflation. Not only did this group make a larger share of the country's income, their share of total taxes also jumped from 35% to 38%. More
1:16pm: Toy guns available for sale look too real, so the New York Attorney General tells retailers to stop selling them. More
12:53pm: Amid falling gas prices and investor nervousness, the average rate for a 30-year fixed-rate loan fell to 3.8%, a rate not seen since May 2013. More
12:28pm: After getting dumped by NYT, Texas Tribune partners with WaPo. More
12:28pm: With two recent IPOs and a digitally-inclined audience of entrepreneurs, non-traditional financing could finally get its big break. More
12:12pm: Sony may have pulled its controversial film 'The Interview', but North Korean citizens may soon have copies dropping from the sky. More
12:07pm: As "The Colbert Report" ends, here's why owning Colbert's "Late Show" lets CBS license the show in ways they couldn't before. More
11:33am: Google's stock has been left behind while its rivals soar in 2014. More
11:31am: Payday lenders are spending millions of dollars in Washington in an attempt to get powerful politicians on their side as a government crackdown on the industry heats up. More
11:25am: IKEA has suspended sales of furniture in Russia following a dramatic fall in ruble. More
11:24am: Etiquette experts say re-gifting is generally considered acceptable, as long as you follow these rules. More
11:14am: Three Toyota vehicles are the best in their automotive classes, according to new ratings from Consumer Reports. More
11:11am: GM says it has temporarily halted deliveries to Russia due to the plunge in the value of the ruble. More
10:32am: After a brutal start to the month, the Dow surges 420 points for its best day in over three years More
10:26am: Wall Street loves Sony, now that "The Interview" is on the cutting room floor. More
9:45am: O'Donnell sued Countrywide, and how he's getting chunk of $16.6 billion settlement. More
9:37am: A Steve Carell thriller "that was to be set in North Korea" has been scrapped, according to Deadline and other entertainment news outlets. More
9:01am: Hacking of Sony's movie studio is getting most of attention but problems and losses in consumer electronics a much bigger problem for the company. More
8:40am: Reddit's Alexis Ohanian has been vocal about the need for high-skilled visa reform. At stake? The country's position as a tech leader. More
8:22am: With "The Interview" canceled, complaints and second-guessing are dominating Hollywood. More
8:03am: China's biggest tech firms are racing to hook up with media partners as they battle to dominate the country's online entertainment industry. More
7:46am: Uber says it will toughen checks on drivers, including using biometric screening, voice identification and, in some countries, polygraphs. More
6:49am: Former Fidelity fund manager Jeff Vinik is a role model for changing your life in your 30s and again in your 50s. More
6:43am: Stocks have fallen over 3% in December and the outlook for 2015 is cloudy. It's a good time to rebalance. More
6:40am: President Vladimir Putin has blamed "external factors" such as oil prices and sanctions for Russia's financial crisis, but admitted he should have done more to diversify the economy. More
6:18am: The first season of 'Serial' drew millions of listeners every episode, and the podcast's popularity may be spilling over to other shows. More
6:15am: The online retail giant on Thursday announced the start of one-hour "on tens of thousands of daily essentials" for members of its subscription Prime service in Manhattan. More
5:22am: Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. More
5:04am: The Russian economy is in trouble. Here are 10 key facts. More

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