Daily business briefing: Amazon's drone-delivery idea may not fly

December 3, 2013 

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may not get its wings anytime soon. Apparently U.S. law and society's attitude toward drones haven't caught up with Bezos' vision. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Dow Jones industrial futures are down 57 points to 15,941 early Tuesday, and Nasdaq futures are down 5 points at 3,478. Analysts believe these declines are an indication of disappointing consumer spending over the Thanksgiving weekend. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


Chrysler witnessed domestic sales rise by an unexpected 16 percent in November. The automaker sold more than 142,000 vehicles last month for its best November in six years, up from nearly 123,000 a year ago. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is expanding its oversight to Sallie Mae and other companies that collect student loan payments. The bureau says the scrutiny is needed to ensure compliance with consumer laws as more borrowers are falling behind on their student loan payments. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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