AP Top Business News At 11:32 a.m. EST
Oil rises on hopes of avoiding 'fiscal cliff'
Stocks edge higher as budget talks move ahead
US economy grew at 2.7 percent rate in summer
Retailers report weak sales gains for November
US pending home sales jump to nearly a 6-year high
Strike idles most of LA-Long Beach port complex
UK judge issues damning press verdict
Rate on US 30-year mortgage ticks up to 3.32 pct.
Applications for US jobless aid fall to 393,000
Kroger lifts forecast after stronger third quarter