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Black Friday crowds thin in subdued start to US holiday shopping
CHICAGO/PITTSBURGH America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year as U.S. retailers' discounts on electronics, clothing and other holiday gifts failed to draw big crowds to stores and shopping malls.
Has Black Friday passed its prime?  CBS News
Black Friday Shopping Brings Thousands To Md. Stores  CBS Local
Financial Times  
Wall St. Ends Mostly Higher, but Energy Shares Fall
Stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday. Consumer stocks fell as investors worried about early reports on the holiday shopping season, and Disney's subscriber losses weighed on the market.
US STOCKS-Wall St ends flat; Disney, retailers dip on sales worries  Reuters
US stocks little changed on Black Friday  Sky News Australia
Treasuries Rise Amid China Equities Rout While Disney, Oil Slump
Emerging-market equities slid after Chinese shares tumbled, while small-cap U.S. stocks gained in a shortened trading session. Oil pared a weekly advance and gold slipped to the lowest since 2010.
China stocks hit hard, rest of world shrugs  Reuters
China stocks slump, rest of world shrugs
American Express cuts back on perk for Small Business Saturday
Kyle Miller helps a customer at Runner's Edge in the Andersonville neighborhood. Runner's Edge is among the shops taking part in Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday's gift to SWFL's economy  WZVN-TV
Local stores ready for Small Business Saturday  Victorville Daily Press
Judge Dismisses Yelp Suit Brought by Shareholders
Yelp won the dismissal of a lawsuit by shareholders who claimed they had been fraudulently misled about the authenticity and quality of its reviews, and who accused Yelp of manipulating those reviews to favor paying advertisers.
Yelp prevails in lawsuit over authenticity of its reviews  Toronto Sun
Judge: There's no proof Yelp manipulates reviews  Ars Technica
Cards Against Humanity Has Made Over $54K Selling Nothing On Black Friday
While chain stores everywhere are trying to get you to buy things in their physical and online marketplaces, one brand decided to sell absolutely nothing.
Cards Against Humanity Fans Buy $50K+ of 'Nothing'  PC Magazine
Customers Pay $5 for Nothing in Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Deal  610kvnu
Murdoch: Tribune papers likely to be sold, LA Times split off
Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp (NWSA.O), on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's (TPUB.
Murdoch tweet saying the LA Times will be sold to billionaire Eli Broad ...  OCRegister
Murdoch tweets that LA Times about to be bought  CNNMoney
$160B deal may bring disruption
The marriage of two of the biggest U.S. drugmakers is not without consequences for the rest of the health care supply chain, particularly for the firms that handle their outsourced research and development work.
Botox and Viagra: a two for one deal  Irish Times
Corporate tax policy is the reason companies leave the US  Tyler Morning Telegraph
Foreign trade poses major drag on UK economic growth
Foreign trade put the biggest drag on record on British economic growth last quarter, as a weakening global economy and surging demand for imports slowed Britain's recovery from the financial crisis, data showed.
Third quarter GDP growth held back by record drag from trade  The Independent
Economic growth remains at 0.5 per cent says ONS  the Irish News
Ex-worker at Swiss HSBC convicted
GENEVA -- A Swiss court has convicted in absentia a former employee with international bank HSBC for economic espionage and sentenced him to five years in prison.
Herv� Falciani: HSBC tax leaker gets five-year sentence in absentia  The Independent
HSBC whistleblower jailed in absentia by Swiss court  BBC News