Wall Street snapped a three-day losing streak, a rally sparked by retail sales, which saw the biggest jump in eight months in November.
On the flipside, oil slid further on Thursday, hitting a fresh five-and-a-half year low, settling below $60 a barrel
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Meanwhile, in D.C., Congress has until midnight to pass a new spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown. Who better to ask about the shutdown than former treasury secretary Paul O'Neill. He told us exclusively that the government is disgracing itself by extending the spending bill vote.
And if your'e worried about the sell-off in the energy space - why not take a look at some natural gas plays? We were joined by spectra energy CEO Greg Ebel who told us why he's not worried about he energy sector slump and why his company is poised for big profits ahead.
The winner of this year's Heisman trophy will be named this weekend we had the trophy here with us on set! Plus, we were joined by Archie Griffin, former NFL player, and the only college athlete to win the award twice.
Tomorrow we'll be watching December consumer sentiment data out at 9:55 a.m. ET.
And of course we are watching Washington and the possible government shutdown.