Business Highlights

___ "Joy" or "hope"? Holiday giving may depend on how you voted NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, elves and "joy" may be on the way out and "peace" and "hope" on the way in. A divisive election that left half the country deflated and the other half rejuvenated could reverberate through the holiday shopping season in the gifts people give or how they spend. Some retailers say they have seen a surge in feel-good items such as spa treatments, candles and comfort food, while executives at...