In the news: A 24-year-old Canadian man was arrested after getting drunk and telling kids that Santa Claus isn't real - while they were at an annual Santa parade. The charges are for being drunk in public, but officials weren't happy with the man's anti-Santa message. "It was pretty despicable that someone, during this time of the year, would tell kids Santa isn't real - which of course we would argue," Const. Steve Koopman told the Toronto Star.
Opening bell: The Dow Jones opened at 12,967.37, finishing down 42.31 points Monday.
Motivational quote: “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison
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