The year of holiday thrift
Black Friday Turnout: No Miracle on 34th Street
Wal-Mart worker dies in rush; two killed at toy store

Oil prices at near 22-month low
Falling Prices Point To A Struggling Economy
Opec refuses oil production cuts
The Truth Behind Low Oil Prices
Can U.S. Go ‘Green’ Even When Oil Prices Drop?
GM Pondering Brand Cuts

Hopefully, the economy will shape up after January. Sales were meager this Black Friday.

Although falling gas prices appear to be a timely blessing, the ramifications beyond the gas pump worries me. Demand lessened drastically when the price of crude oil shot over $100 a barrel and prices have finally fallen, as a result. But prices will inevitably go up as soon as demand increases or as soon as OPEC decides to slow down production.

The downside of low prices is that the need for alternative fuels seem less urgent. Oh, it’s about damn time that the General Motors considers killing off some of its brands (Saab, Pontiac, Volvo, and Hummer) because it is seriously over-branded. GM doesn’t deserve any money from Congress; it is the company’s fault for producing inefficient cars and failing to capture market shares & consumer interest.

24 hours of carnage leave 120 dead
Death toll climbs past 150 as city reels from terror attack
Mumbai counts the cost
Pakistan Denies Role In Mumbai Attacks

Barbara Walters | Michelle Obama Interview
New first lady pitches into ‘mommy wars’

Bill O’Reilly | Barack Obama Interview
President 2.0 – How will he use the power of the Web now?
Your Weekly Address from the President-Elect
Obama’s confidence-rating: High, steady
Washington faces overload as millions rush to see president sworn in
First Couple-to-be could be relationship role models for nation, experts say