A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by Republican Joe Miller and lifted a stay on certification of Alaska’s U.S. Senate election, clearing the way for Sen. Lisa Murkowski to officially be declared the winner later this week.
Reuters – Consumer confidence unexpectedly deteriorated in December, while prices of single-family homes fell almost double the expected pace in October, tempering growing optimism on the economy’s recovery.
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The Swiss currency hits an all-time high versus the dollar, driven by its safe haven status and the weak US recovery.
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Young Army recruits reflect society at large: They’re in terrible shape. So the top brass has revamped basic training to focus on core strengthening and mastering simple, precise movements. The mess hall fare has also been overhauled — in place of deep-fried foods there are whole grains, low-fat yogurt and sliced fruit.
Reuters – Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.2 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.08 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.02 percent at 1000 GMT (5 a.m. ET).