WSJ – Stocks’ Surge Wipes Out November’s Declines – U.S. stocks soared into the new month, rising more than 2% as investors looked for good news from Europe and found solace from the latest domestic economic numbers.
USA Today – Cyber Monday sales top $1B for first time – Americans jumped on deals and promotions offered online on Cyber Monday, spending $1 billion and making it the busiest online shopping day ever.
Yahoo Finance – Fed survey: Economic growth picks up in most areas – The U.S. economy improved in most parts of the country this fall as factories produced more and shoppers spent more money.
Portland Press Herald – Lepage to Meet Obama on Thursday – Gov.-elect Paul LePage, who won a five-way race with support of the tea party, is joining other governors-elect in Washington to meet with Obama and to discuss homeland security.
Forbes – Fed ID’s companies that used crisis loan programs – The Federal Reserve revealed details Wednesday of more than $3 trillion in emergency aid it provided during the financial crisis.