1. Record rally: Wall Street looks set to end the year on a high.
The Dow is up an impressive 25.7% in 2017. That's its best annual performance since 2013.
2. Global winners: Many stock market indexes around the world have outperformed the U.S. by a wide margin.
But the final day of the year is looking mixed.
3. Apple's apology: Apple has apologized to customers for how it rolled out an update that can slow down older iPhones. It is offering cheaper battery replacements to make up for it.
The tech company upset many users with a software update that deliberately slowed down older phones in some situations to extend battery life. Some thought it was a ploy to get people to upgrade to new devices. A number of people have filed lawsuits over the feature and are seeking class action status.
4. Riding with Uber: Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank has reached a deal to invest more than $7 billion in Uber for a 15% stake in the ride-hailing startup, according to sources familiar with the deal.
The vast majority of that investment comes from SoftBank buying up shares held by existing Uber shareholders, including employees and earlier investors.
5. Coming this week:
Friday -- Russia expected to report latest quarterly GDP
- Dow's record rally; Apple apology; Uber investment
- Toyota invests $500 million in Uber
- What trade war? Dow hits record high
- Warren Buffett reportedly tried to invest in Uber
- Dow closes down 396 points as Facebook, Apple stocks fall
- Dow falls 660 points on Apple bombshell, US factory slowdown
- Dow plunges over Apple's dive, China trade war fears
- Dow rallies 429 points after Xi Jinping calms trade fears
- Dow tumbles 425 points
- Apple helps Samsung surge to record profits