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Black Friday Falters as Consumer Behaviors Change
In 1939, the nation's largest retailers sent Franklin D. Roosevelt an urgent plea. Thanksgiving fell on the last day of November that year, giving merchants too few days before Christmas to unleash the season's sales.
Black Friday's Best Deals: Data Shows Biggest Discounts Aren't In ...  Forbes
How to skip the Black Friday crowds and still find great deals online  PCWorld  
US consumer spending slowing, but business investment poised to rise
US consumer spending barely rose in October as households took advantage of rising incomes to boost savings to their highest level in nearly three years, pointing to moderate economic growth in the fourth quarter.
US data points to moderate fourth-quarter growth  Reuters
US jobless claims fall more than expected
WASHINGTON Nov 25 - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, drifting back to near 42-year lows as labor market conditions continue to tighten.
US jobless claims tumble  Sky News Australia
Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Fall to 260000  New York Times
US New-Home Sales Continue Robust Pace
WASHINGTON—Sales of newly built homes rose in October, leaving the housing market on track for its best year since 2007. Purchases of new single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 495,000 in October, the Commerce Department ...
New-home sales rebound in October  Los Angeles Times
US new home sales rebound strongly in October  Reuters
Euro falls; strong dollar weighs on oil
NEW YORK The dollar gained and the euro fell as far as a seven-month low on Wednesday following a Reuters report that the European Central Bank is weighing further easing monetary policy soon, including buying more debt and charging banks for ...
German stocks rally, euro hit on report of ECB's easing menu  MarketWatch
Euro drops below $1.06 against dollar  Financial Times
US Durable Orders Climb 3% in October
WASHINGTON—Orders for long-lasting goods rose in October, a gain that represents a big jump in the volatile aircraft category and a modest pickup elsewhere.
US business spending gauge surges, durable goods orders soar  Reuters
Orders for US Durable Goods Rise Strong 3 Percent in October  New York Times
German business morale unexpectedly rises in November
BERLIN Nov 24 German business morale unexpectedly improved in November, a survey showed on Tuesday, suggesting company executives in Europe's largest economy are more upbeat despite weaker export prospects in emerging markets.
German Business Confidence Rises in Sign of Robust Economy  Bloomberg
German execs remain optimistic despite Paris attacks  Al-Arabiya
5 Surprising Things on Sale on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
You know all about the electronics, toys, jewelry, and clothes that are on sale during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday period, which has really expanded into a two-month deal-a-thon.
Black Friday Travel Deals  Forbes
Russia cuts gas and Ukraine closes airspace as trade war expands
MOSCOW - Russia and Ukraine sank further into a widening trade war on Wednesday, as Russia halted all gas deliveries to Ukraine and Ukraine banned Russian airlines from transiting over its airspace.
Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, but Gazprom says it cut off service
Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace  Ynetnews
Area Small Business Saturday supporters ramp up to get share of holiday ...
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Two years ago Carl Baldesare was sitting on a patio outside of a relatively quiet local bakery in Cleveland Heights, watching a steady flow of foot traffic at a nearby national chain bagel shop.
Small Business Friday?  Charlotte Observer
Shopping small means big profits at the local level  Huntington Herald Dispatch