1. Global Shares, Oil and Ruble Rally Into Christmas Period

    World share markets extended their 'Santa rally' into a fourth day on Monday, as a recovery in beaten-down oil prices and the ruble and more calls for quantitative easing from the ECB helped lift sentiment.

  2. Allianz French Life Insurer Fined Over Unclaimed Funds

    Regulators said on Monday that they had fined the French life insurance arm of German insurer Allianz 50 million euros (39.18 million pounds) for failing to make sufficient efforts to find policyholders' heirs.

  3. Pharmacy Deal Heralds Changed Landscape for Hepatitis Drugs

    Express Scripts, the nation’s largest manager of prescriptions, has negotiated a “significant discount” for Viekira Pak, a new entrant to the expensive class of hepatitis C medications.

  4. Global Manager: A Risk Taker Who Refused to Play the Game

    Judith Rodin of the Rockefeller Foundation said strength and courage helped make her a good leader.

  5. Cuba Seizures Now Present Opportunities

    Lawyers are scrambling to determine whether normalized relations with Cuba will create a chance to get compensation for lost properties now estimated to be worth nearly $7 billion.

  6. Trying to Save Russia’s Punch Line of a Car

    Russians ridicule their endangered Ladas, but also cherish them. So the Kremlin recruited a blunt Swedish-American executive with long experience in Detroit to overhaul the carmaker.

  7. After a Tumultuous Year at the Box Office, Hollywood Looks to 2015

    Hackers, changing movie habits and plain old duds — 2014 has not been kind to the industry. Attendance is driven by the movies themselves, but attendance this year may turn out to be the lowest since 2000.

  8. Crunch Time for FedEx and UPS as Last-Minute Holiday Shipping Ramps Up

    FedEx and UPS are aiming to avoid last year’s chaos, when a late surge in shipments and bad weather left many gifts to be delivered late.

  9. Protecting a Home Where the Puffer Fish Roam in Biscayne National Park

    A dispute over the possibility of a no-fishing zone in Biscayne National Park off the coast of Florida has raised contrasts with hunting bans on federal land.

  10. YouTube Challenger Lets Music Fans Call the Shots

    The technology company Interlude has attracted the attention of the music industry with a tool that creates music videos with branching plots subject to a viewer’s choices.