Business is booming for the Japanese fish market with a sale of a single tuna clocking in at a whopping 1.7 million USD (155 million JPY) at the New Year opening tuna auction in Tokyo on Saturday (January 5).
The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with a plan to keep open Post Offices by realigning retail window hours based on customer use. Customer surveys were tabulated and results announced by postal officials at recent community meetings.
Taxes on the wealthy and Republican demands for budget cuts to pay for Democratic spending proposals were separating the two parties as the deadline for avoiding the "fiscal cliff" has drawn to within hours.