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Opening stores on Thanksgiving doesn't boost sales
WalMart, Target, Macy's, Kohl's, Kmart, Toys R Us. All of these stores open on Thanksgiving Day. They justify opening on the famous American holiday because of competition.
Best apps for holiday shoppers  Dallas Morning News
The three myths of Black Friday  SFGate
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Pilot Close Calls With Drones Grow Rapidly, FAA Reports
Close calls of drones flying near airplanes and crowds in the U.S. have surged this year to more than 40 a month. The Federal Aviation Administration logged 193 cases of safety incidents involving unmanned aircraft in civilian skies from Feb. 22 through Nov.
Rural Pilots Won't Be Happy About the FAA's New Drone Rules  Wired
Bits | New FAA Report Tallies Drone Sightings, Highlighting Safety Issues  New York Times (blog)
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Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Levels
The Dow industrials and S&P 500 ended at record levels Wednesday in a quiet, preholiday trading session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.81 points, or 0.1%, to 17827.75.
U.S. stocks shrug off mixed data and rise home sales; Dow gains 0.07%  Nasdaq
How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday  Washington Post
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Despite an Increase in Unemployment Applications, 2014 Is On Track to Be Best ...
A pedestrian walks by a now hiring sign posted in the window of a business on November 7, 2014 in San Rafael, California. According to a U.S.
US jobless claims climb by 21000  Fox News Latino
US Jobless Claims Rise to 313000  Wall Street Journal
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Consumers' appetite for spending improves
A flurry of economic reports Wednesday herald a solid holiday shopping season, with Americans' incomes rising modestly and plunging gasoline prices brightening their moods and providing extra spending money.
US consumer spending up 0.2% in October  The Detroit News
US consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth  Business Standard
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Growth in US Off to Slow Start in Fourth Quarter: Economy
Orders for U.S. business equipment such as machinery and electrical gear unexpectedly declined in October, a sign that recent increases in corporate investment may not persist.
Durable Goods Details Weak  Investor's Business Daily
US orders for durable goods up 0.4%  Sydney Morning Herald
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Consumer comfort rises to highest level since 2007
WASHINGTON - Consumer sentiment climbed last week to the highest level since December 2007 as Americans grew more upbeat about the state of the economy, their financial well-being and the buying climate.
Consumer Sentiment, Spending And Income Miss Mark Before Pivotal Shopping ...  People's Pundit Daily
US consumer sentiment climbs in November  Reuters
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CompaniesHP jump takes 2014 gain to 40%
That appears to be the verdict of investors in Hewlett-Packard who sent shares in the PC maker up 3.7 per cent on Wednesday despite the company's latest quarterly revenues falling short of forecasts.
Intel, AMD: This the Beginning of the Consumer PC Recovery, Says Wells  Barron's (blog)
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US pending home sales slip in October
FILE - In a March 21, 2014 file photo, a home for sale stands in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The National Association of Realtors releases pending home sales index for October, on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014.
Pending Home Sales Drop in October  24/7 Wall St.
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Small Business Saturday keeps holiday spending local
Once you're done spending at big retailers Friday, thousands of merchants nationwide want you to �shop small� Saturday. Sandwiched between the hype and hoopla of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, the annual push to get ...
'Shop at America's Small Businesses,' Urges SBA Administrator  EGP News
Local stores put their best deal forward for Small Business Saturday  Chron.com
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