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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.
Online sales hit record for Thanksgiving  USA TODAY
Black Thursday shoppers relish the thrill of the in-store hunt  Washington Post
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
Goldman: Why Europe will outperform
Toys 'R' Us shoppers throng for one last Black Friday
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Crowds of shoppers packed into the Toys “R” Us in Times Square for one last Black Friday, as the flagship store prepares to close its doors.
Light Crowds, But Workers Brace for More  New York Times
Thanksgiving day shopping  Baltimore Sun
Japan spending slumps even as unemployment hits 20-year low
TOKYO Japanese household spending unexpectedly fell in October for a second straight month, even as unemployment hit a two-decade low, underscoring the challenge facing premier Shinzo Abe in persuading reluctant companies to boost wages.
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.
Some resist after Britain adopts Black Friday with an All-American frenzy  The Seattle Times
Black Friday: Responding to last year's mayhem  BBC News
Philippine growth misses forecast as risks loom
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Manila recently.
Philippines GDP Jumps 6% in Third Quarter  Wall Street Journal
PH growth third fastest in Asia  Manila Bulletin
Airbus wants to build 'shipping container' cabins that detach from planes
Airbus could be set to create the next-generation of planes after filing a patent featuring detachable cabins. The proposal would see passengers "board" the cabin and take their seats, before it is lifted like a shipping container onto the back of the ...
Airbus' detachable cabin concept could save you time at the airport (blog)
The one idea that could actually speed up boarding time
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.
Oil trades below $43 in Asia  Independent Online
Oil eases on glut, production outlook  Daily Times
UK regulator gives Barclays huge fine for noncompliance
HEADACHE: Bob Diamond was Barclays CEO from the start of 2011 until he left in July 2012, the time during which a �1.9bn deal was transacted.
Barclays Deemed Web Search Enough on `Elephant' Client Diligence  Bloomberg
Attempted 'elephant deal' costs Barclays �72m  Financial Times
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