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Thanksgiving shopping crowds 'good not great'; online sales strong
PITTSBURGH/CHICAGO Retailers across the United States offered early Black Friday discounts to lure bargain-hunters on Thanksgiving eve, but initial checks showed crowds in brick-and-mortar stores were subdued even as online sales jumped.
Black Thursday shoppers relish the thrill of the in-store hunt  Washington Post
Online sales hit record for Thanksgiving  USA TODAY  
Asia shares retreat, euro subdued on ECB stimulus bets
TOKYO/SINGAPORE Asian shares fell and the dollar held near an 8-1/2-month peak on Friday, while the euro hovered around seven-month lows on expectations of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank next week.
Euro in Worst Losing Run Versus Yen on Bets Draghi Over-Delivers  Bloomberg
Asia shares firm as traders add to ECB stimulus bets  Business Today
UPDATE 1-Japan's Abe seeks extra fiscal spending to revitalise economy
(Adds details and context). By Tetsushi Kajimoto. TOKYO Nov 27 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday made a widely expected decision to roll out additional fiscal spending - the latest attempt by Tokyo to revitalise a sputtering economy that has ...
Japan's Jobless Rate at 20-Year Low, Consumer Spending Drops  New York Times
Japan's Working Population Could Fall by 8 Million by 2030: Report  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Britons chase Black Friday bargains
LONDON Nov 27 Britain's shopping streets, out-of-town malls and websites will be awash with discounted goods on Friday as shoppers chase "Black Friday" deals in a spending frenzy expected to top last year's record level.
British retailers rethink Black Friday after last year's shambles  Miami Herald
Black Friday: Retailers hope for record sales  BBC News
Barclays Deemed Web Search Enough on `Elephant' Client Diligence
Barclays Plc bankers who manage money for the ultra-rich were supposed to have been even more vigilant than usual as they considered a multi-billion-dollar deal for people with high-profile political ties in 2011.
Barclays fined �72m for deals that left Britain vulnerable to financial crime  Daily Mail
Attempted 'elephant deal' costs Barclays �72m  Financial Times
Bargains and Backlash: Black Friday Around the World
Customer orders can be seen during Black Friday deals week at an Amazon fulfillment centre in Madrid, Spain, November 24. Andrea Comas/Reuters.
Black Friday brings more 4K TVs under $1000  USA TODAY
Black Friday live: Updates as Newcastle goes to the shops for sales and ...  ChronicleLive
Body of 13th victim of Brazil mine mudslide recovered
The body of the 13th victim of the massive Nov. 5 mudslide at a mining complex in southeastern Brazil has been recovered, rescue workers said Thursday.
Analysts abandon BHP as share price sinks below $19  Sydney Morning Herald
Miners help FTSE to edge higher, BHP slips  Reuters
Suncor won't extend COS bid if 'poison pill' defence upheld, executive says
Suncor Energy Inc. will let its $4.3-billion takeover bid for Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. lapse unless regulators strike down the target company's unusual shareholder rights plan, a senior executive said on Thursday.
Suncor Energy raises stakes, says it won't extend COS bid beyond Dec. 4 ...  Calgary Herald
Suncor says it won't extend Oil Sands offer beyond Dec. 4  Hamilton Spectator
Oil prices drop on China data, firmer dollar
SEOUL Crude oil futures fell on Friday with losses this month standing at over 8 percent, hurt by disappointing Chinese economic data and worries over a supply glut.
Brent crude up on Middle East risks; US oil down on glut  Business Today
US crude oil falls more than 1% on supply surplus  Economic Times
Kickback probe claims Brazilian bank star
Andr� Esteves once joked that the initials in his investment bank, BTG Pactual, could stand for “Better Than Goldman.” His arrest has investors and clients wondering if its best days are behind it.
Brazil bank's shares tumble after arrest of billionaire leader in ...
Brazil judge denies release of BTG Pactual CEO Esteves  TODAYonline