Obamacare sign-ups hit 365,000

CNNMoney: Nearly 365,000 people have signed up for Obamacare in its first two months, but that's still a far cry from the 7 million projected to ultimately enroll for 2014. The pace of sign-ups accelerated in November after the Obama administration worked to solve technical problems with healthcare.gov. Officials say there has been an even bigger increase in traffic in recent weeks.

 

Regulators OK Volcker rule, curbing big banks' high-risk trades

The Los Angeles Times: Government regulators approved a new set of rules for the nation's biggest banks that ban them from the kind of ultra-high-risk trading that nearly collapsed the world's financial system in 2008. Five of the nation's top regulatory agencies on Tuesday approved the final version of a key component of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law. The Volcker rule prohibits banks from trading for their own profit rather than on behalf of customers.

 

Gannett to add USA Today to local papers

The New York Times: Gannett Co. Inc., one of the nation's largest newspaper chains, will try to expand its advertising and circulation revenue by inserting parts of its flagship newspaper, USA Today, into its local newspapers. Beginning in January, Gannett will add 12 to 14 pages of USA Today content each day to 35 newspapers in its largest markets. The company is expected to detail its specific plans today.