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As stores' tactics evolve, savvy shoppers adapt
Shoppers work their way through the sale signs on the Black Friday hunt for toys at Toys R Us in Vienna, Virginia. Discounts that in the past have applied only to the day after Thanksgiving have been spread out this year in a move that retailers hope will have ...
Black Friday: Protests, beer and prison  Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Thanksgiving night sales lighten Black Friday rush  Sacramento Bee
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How low can it go? Oil, gas prices in freefall as OPEC reels from US fracking
A row of oil pumps work in the desert oil fields of Sakhir, Bahrain. OPEC nations have agreed to keep supply steady, putting new pressure on US producers.
Wall Street Week Ahead: As Energy Shares Tumble, Opportunity Lurks  NDTV
Oil prices, stock plummet day after OPEC meeting  Dallas Morning News
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Wage protests hit Wal-Mart stores nationwide, including two area stores
Instead of buying at Wal-Mart on the storied busiest shopping day of the year, Billy Moffett, 39, picked up a bullhorn outside the store in Raymore, Mo.
Black Friday protesters picket Walmart for higher wages, consistent work  USA TODAY
Wal-Mart workers protest on Black Friday for higher wages, schedule changes  Worcester Telegram
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As oil skids towards $65, companies forced to recalculate
After five months of skidding crude prices, energy players and politicians who depend on oil and gas revenue are finally warning a slowdown in Canada's oil patch is on the way - one that will crimp growth and the economy.
CANADA FX DEBT-C$ sinks to 3-week low as tumbling crude outweighs robust ...  Reuters
Gas prices continue to drop  CTV News
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St. Louis-Area Mall Closes on Black Friday as Ferguson Protests Spread
Protesters, demanding justice for the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, interrupt Black Friday shopping at the St. Louis Galleria Mall (Reuters).
Ferguson protesters surprise Macy's Black Friday shoppers in NYC  Reuters
Earlier Black Friday openings push working students' plans  Golden Gate Xpress
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Hudson stores look toward Small Business Saturday and beyond for economic ...
Now that the dust has cleared on Black Friday, local business owners hope that customers focus their energy - and some cash - on what has been dubbed as Small Business Saturday.
Sacramento Small Businesses Urging People To Shop Local And Help Local ...  CBS Local
Shop Small and Local This Saturday  CullmanSense
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday
A sharp drop in crude prices tugged down shares in oil and gas companies on Friday, leading the Standard & Poor's 500 index to a slight loss in a short trading session.
S&P 500 ends lower as oil slump hits market  Waterbury Republican American
OPEC decision roils Wall Street  The Australian
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Smartphones bring down Best Buy
OUTAGE: Retail giant Best Buy did not anticipate a heavy usage of mobile devices to shop on its website, causing it to shut down yesterday.
Best Buy website crash is the best thing for retail  SFGate (blog)
Best Buy Website Crashes Twice Due to Black Friday Sales  Chinatopix
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New federal standard aimed at reducing smog causes concern among industries ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Obama administration took steps this week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to cost industries billions of dollars.
EPA Proposes Stricter Smog Standards; Current Ones Not Being Met  SCVNEWS.com
When did Republicans become anti-environment?  The Seattle Times
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In Malibu, developer sees ultimate resort: posh cemetery
Developer Richard Weintraub is promoting a plan to build growth-phobic Malibu's first cemetery, one with 55,000 burial plots - and an ocean view.
Repairs continue on broken Pacific Coast Highway water main that caused ...  The Daily Breeze
PCH water main break: Crews still working to restore service to 100 homes in ...  89.3 KPCC
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