State officials say South Dakotans doing their holiday shopping online should remember that state and city taxes may be due on their purchases.
4. U.S. birth rate plunges to record low
The U.S. birth rate plunged to a record low last year, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center. The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with the decline being led by immigrant women reeling from the recession.
A Missouri man posing as Secret Santa is giving away $100,000 this holiday season. A Kansas City businessman spent a day in New Jersey and New York giving money to people robbed of their homes or personal belongings by Superstorm Sandy.