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Take Five: The clocks are ticking down

An EU official likened the current state of Brexit negotiations to a marathon where runners are "past kilometre 40" of the just over 42-km race. But four weeks before the transition period expires, a no-deal outcome is clearly a risk.

U.S. labor market losing steam as COVID-19 pandemic rages

The U.S. economy added the fewest workers in six months in November, hindered by a resurgence in new COVID-19 cases that, together with a lack of more government relief money, threatens to reverse the recovery from the pandemic recession.

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