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Will REI's Closure on Thanksgiving and Black Friday Pay Dividends?
Amid a growing backlash against retailers opening on Thanksgiving -- and the increasing sentiment that holiday shopping in general has spun out of control - a retailer like REI can now see value in sitting out both the holiday and Black Friday.
Thanksgiving Sales Kick Off Black Friday  New York Times
Black Friday shopping vs. spending time with family: #tellusatoday  USA TODAY
The Courier-Journal  
Britain Adopts Black Friday With an All-American Frenzy
LONDON - The British don't celebrate Thanksgiving, of course, but they have enthusiastically embraced another great American holiday tradition: Black Friday.
Biggest shopping day of the year gets underway - live
Here Are The Retailers Trying To Rip You Off On Black Friday  Daily Caller
GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro on shaky ground, stocks up on talk of aggressive ECB easing
... * Euro heads back towards Wednesday's low $1.0565. * ECB rate talk pushes short-term rates to record low. * Market activity thinned by U.S.
European bonds rally on bets of more ECB stimulus  The Australian Financial Review
Draghi, a rabbit, the euro and the magic trick  The Daily Star
Thanksgiving Flying: Tips to Survive the Travel Madness
NEW YORK - If you're braving the airports this Thanksgiving, you won't be alone. Airlines for America, the lobbying group for several major airlines, forecasts 25.3 million passengers will fly on U.S.
Travelers take to the roads and the skies for Thanksgiving  14 News WFIE Evansville
Attempted 'elephant deal' costs Barclays �72m
Barclays learnt that the hard way on Thursday when its attempt to bag a so-called “elephant deal” - a name bankers gave to transactions above �20m - ended up landing it with a �72m fine from the UK regulator.
Barclays bank fined for failing to properly vet ultra-rich clients  The Australian
The elephant in Barclays' dealing room  The Guardian
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
Brazil arrests push Petrobras probe back to Rousseff's door
BRASILIA Nov 26 President Dilma Rousseff's austerity program to fix Brazil's shaky finances is again in trouble after her point man in the Senate was arrested in a widening corruption scandal, and it could reignite calls for her impeachment.
Brazil banker's arrest sends shares tumbling  New Zealand Herald
BTG shares tumble after boss is arrested in Petrobras probe
Oil eases on persistent supply glut, production outlook
CALGARY, Alberta Oil prices fell on Thursday after six days of gains, as concerns that escalating tension in the Middle East could disrupt supply faded, and the focus returned to a persistent market glut.
Oil eases on glut, production outlook  The Globe and Mail
Oil market dips in Thanksgiving lull  Channel News Asia
Taxes may have to rise to get the economy in surplus by 2020, IFS says
Taxes may have to rise because George Osborne has just a "50-50" chance of meeting his target of running a surplus by 2020, a respected economic forecaster as warned.
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After welfare U-turn, Osborne faces more hurdles to top UK job  Economic Times
Power blackouts test loyalty to Kremlin in Russian-annexed Crimea
SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Power blackouts in Crimea orchestrated by anti-Russian saboteurs are stirring discontent a year and a half after Moscow seized the peninsula from Ukraine, threatening to chip away at the pro-Kremlin euphoria many Crimeans felt after ...
Russia cuts gas as trade war grows  New Zealand Herald
Power struggle  The Economist