Roundup: Emotional support chickens / Oil prices plummet / US home sales up

    For your health: To ease the stress of flying and to fill the stomachs of hungry chicken lovers, Popeyes is testing out a fun new to-go box at its Philadelphia International Airport location, WBRZ-TV reports. Today, Popeyes launched its “Emotional Support Chicken” boxes. The chicken-shaped containers will “provide a good-hearted laugh most need to get through stressful holiday travel,” the fried chicken chain says. Read the full story.   

    Downward spiral: Oil prices tumbled more than 7% on Tuesday, falling to their lowest levels in more than a year, after investors learned that Russia and the United States were pumping a lot more oil than had been expected, The New York Times reports. The American benchmark fell below $47 a barrel for the first time in 15 months, capping a slide that has brought prices down by more than a third since early October. Read the full story.

    Moving vans: U.S. home sales increased in November for the second straight month, but sales plummeted 7% from a year ago amid growing affordability pressures. The National Association of Realtors announced this morning that sales of existing homes rose 1.9% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.32 million last month. Read the full story.

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