Coming Up: First Look At Fourth-Quarter GDP
The day's major story looks to be coming from Egypt, where anti-government protests have resumed and police have responded with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons. We're following that news here.
Other stories making headlines today include:
— The economy: At 8:30 a.m. ET, the Commerce Department releases its first estimate of fourth-quarter gross domestic product growth. The Wall Street Journalreports Commerce is expected to say growth accelerated to a 3.5% annual rate from a 2.6% pace in the third quarter.
— Explosion in Kabul:"A powerful blast tore through a supermarket popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital Friday, and police said at least eight people were killed and a dozen hurt," theLos Angeles Timesreports.
— Mandela: Former South African president Nelson Mandela "has been discharged from a hospital where he spent two nights," the BBC says. "Surgeon General Vejaynand Ramlakan said Mr. Mandela, 92, was suffering from ailments that were common in people his age but was in good spirits."
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