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Britain May Just Sleep In on Black Friday
Last year, British retail chains embraced Black Friday as a way to get a jump-start on the holiday shopping season. What followed was, as the Brits would say, a shambles: Bargain hunters fought over cut-price televisions and handbags, damaging ...
Walmart Black Friday 2015 Online Sale is Delayed  I4U News
Security, Safety Top Priority For Shoppers, Businesses On Black Friday  News On 6  
Draghi, a Rabbit, the Euro and the Magic Trick Traders Envision
Mario Draghi needs to come up with something to surprise currency traders next week or risk a euro rebound that would threaten his efforts to boost inflation.
Asian shares edge up, euro under pressure as ECB looms  euronews
Wall Street indexes flat in pre-holiday lull; health, consumer up
The major U.S. indexes were virtually unchanged at the close of a quiet trading day on Wednesday with gains in healthcare and consumer stocks after data showed U.S.
US Stocks Little Changed Ahead of Holiday  Wall Street Journal
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared on Wednesday  New York Times
Allergan and Pfizer to merge
It's an example of a so-called corporation inversion, where a USA company hooks up with a foreign corporation to benefit from its address and the lower tax rate that comes with it.
Report: Pfizer, Allergan close to $150 billion merger deal  Waterbury Republican American
Pfizer Inc. to merge with Allergan (blog)
Consumer spending increases slightly in October for second straight month
WASHINGTON - We're the 0.1 percenters. Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.
United States economic growth revised up to 2.1% in the third quarter (blog)
US Consumer Spending Rose Slightly in October  New York Times
Cybersecurity experts warn about ModPOS malware aimed at retailers
The retail industry is reeling from a wave of cybersecurity breaches uncovered since Target was hit during the 2013 holiday season.
Cybersecurity threat for Christmas shoppers  New Zealand Herald
Christmas shoppers are target of cyber thieves  Financial Express Bangladesh
Albertsons buys back stores feds forced it to sell
Less than a year after federal regulators forced Albertsons Co. to sell off more than a 146 grocery stores as part of a $9.2 billion merger with Safeway, the grocery chain has started buying them back for pennies on the dollar.
Albertsons Buys Back Grocery Stores After Antitrust Misfire  Wall Street Journal (blog)
UPDATE 1-Alibaba in talks with Hong Kong's SCMP Group for media assets - source
(Recasts, changes sourcing, adds comments from SCMP). By John Ruwitch and Anne Marie Roantree. SHANGHAI/HONG KONG Nov 26 Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has approached the publisher of Hong Kong's South China ...
Source: Alibaba in Talks to Buy Hong Kong's SCMP Newspaper  New York Times
Jack Ma paper chase is test of newsprint's appeal  Reuters Blogs (blog)
Philippines GDP Jumps 6% in Third Quarter
The Philippine economy continued to gain momentum in the third quarter, outperforming many of its more China-reliant peers in Southeast Asia with the help of strong private consumption and increased public spending, but falling short of government ...
Philippine economy grew 6 percent in 3Q as services expanded  Washington Post
'Third fastest' in Asia: Philippines' Q3 GDP grows 6%  CNN
Brazil bank battles scandal
S�o Paulo - Brazil's Grupo Pactual scrambled to contain fallout from the arrest of its billionaire boss on Wednesday, tapping cash reserves to cover client redemptions and announcing a stock buyback to prop up plunging shares.
Brazil's Petrobras scandal claims two more scalps – a billionaire and a ...  euronews
Brazil Senate leader, BTG Pactual CEO arrested in Petrobras probe  Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)