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Shoppers say 'no' to Black Thursday
consumers boycott thursday black friday More retailers are launching their Black Friday deals a day early, and some shoppers are saying enough is enough.
Best Black Friday Shopping Strategies: Research Online, Resist Browsing  Wall Street Journal
Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals  SFGate
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Consumer confidence rises to highest level since July 2007, surveys find
There could be good news for businesses come Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. According to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers released Wednesday, consumer confidence posted its fourth consecutive ...
US Consumer Sentiment Rises for 4th Straight Month  ABC News
Consumer comfort rises to highest level since 2007  Chicago Tribune
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US consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth
WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth.
US consumer spending up 0.2% in October  The Detroit News
Consumers' appetite for spending improves  USA TODAY
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Jobless claims increase to almost three-month high
WASHINGTON - More Americans than forecast filed for unemployment benefits last week, a possible sign the pace of improvement in the labor market has cooled.
Applications for US jobless aid jump to 313000  Philly.com
US jobless claims rise, but so do durable goods  CNBC
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Pending Home Sales Post Surprise Drop in October
Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in October, dropping to their lowest level in four months and casting a shadow over the housing market's recovery.
US Pending Home Sales Slip in October  ABC News
Pending Sales of U.S. Homes Unexpectedly Fell 1.1% in October  Bloomberg
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HP's Earnings Match as Sales Fall Short Ahead of Split
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) posted fourth-quarter earnings in line with analysts' estimates while sales fell short, underscoring the challenges for both sides of the computer maker's business as it prepares to split in two.
Hewlett-Packard's quarterly sales and profit slump [San Jose Mercury ...  Businessweek
HP Slumps On Revenue Decline Ahead Of Split  Forbes
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GoPro is making a line of consumer drones
Get your drone selfie game ready. GoPro is expanding its repertoire from cameras you can wear to cameras you can fly. In 2015, they'll start selling consumer drones for between $500 and $1,000 a pop, The Wall Street Journal reports.
GoPro Might Be Making its Own Drones  TIME
GoPro to roll out consumer drones  Fortune
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Crude Oil Futures Decline Before Tomorrow's OPEC Meeting
Brent and West Texas Intermediate crudes fell before tomorrow's OPEC meeting where ministers will discuss how to respond to a supply glut behind a five-month slide in prices.
Oil falls on reports that OPEC won't cut production  CNBC
1986 oil bust reminds U.S. drillers of price-war risk  Chicago Tribune
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A half-million people sign up for insurance during HealthCare.gov's first week
Nearly a half-million people chose health plans through HealthCare.gov during the first week of the new open-enrollment period in the online insurance marketplace, federal health officials announced Wednesday.
US government says 462125 people signed up for 2015 Obamacare plans  Reuters
Nearly half a million enroll in ObamaCare coverage in first week  CNN
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Germany's DAX enjoys longest winning run in 18 months
PARIS, Nov 26 (Reuters) - European shares inched higher on Wednesday, with Germany's blue chip DAX index advancing for the 10th session in a row as investors bet on further monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.
European stocks lose steam after 3-day run of wins  MarketWatch
Chances ECB buys government bonds still 50-50 - Reuters Poll  euronews
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