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PRESS DIGEST - Washington Post Business - Dec 30

WASHINGTON, Dec 30 (Reuters) - The Washington Post included the following items on the front page of its business section on Dec. 30. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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The government will invest $6 billion to prop up GMAC, the auto financing giant, the Treasury Department said on Monday night, expanding its bailout of the troubled U.S. auto industry.

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In less than two months, television broadcasters will go all-digital, permanently shutting off the traditional analog signals they’ve relied on for more than half a century. That means viewers have two days to order coupons for the digital converter boxes they’ll need to keep watching antennaed sets.

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Despite the economic gloom and doom that saddled this Christmas shopping season, a few products rose above the recession and flew off the shelves. Gifts such as the Nintendo Wii, Amazon’s electronic book reader Kindle and Ugg boots remain in short supply.

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