Monday, December 10, 2012 4:49 pm
News Summary: Stocks eke out gain
The Associated Press
I'M LOVIN' IT: McDonald's gained 93 cents, or 1.1 percent, $89.41 after key sales figure rose in November as U.S. customers bought more breakfast offerings and limited-time Cheddar Bacon Onion sandwiches.
CLIFF HANGER: Investors are still waiting on developments in Washington, where lawmakers are trying to hash out a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff," a series of tax hikes and spending cuts that will come into effect Jan. 1 if no agreement is in place to cut the budget deficit.