Bright red police leaflets warning Times Square tourists that photos with costumed characters are free, and tipping is optional, are taking a bite out of the bottom line for the many Elmos, Mickey Mouses, SpongeBobs and Statues of Liberty who dress up to help make ends meet.
SolarCity, one of the nation’s largest installers of rooftop solar systems, is buying Silveo, a solar panel manufacturer.
The price of oil fell 2 percent to settle just above $102 a barrel Tuesday as investors weighed expectations of rising U.S. crude stockpiles against tensions in Ukraine.
The dollar edged up against the yen in Asia on Friday after plunging on weak Chinese data which sparked worries over emerging markets.
The busiest shopping day of the year in the US drew frenzied crowds, worker protests and a little violence Thursday as the holiday rush toward Christmas began.