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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.
Black Thursday shoppers relish the thrill of the in-store hunt  Washington Post
Online sales hit record for Thanksgiving  USA TODAY  
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
Asia shares firm as traders add to ECB stimulus bets  Business Today
UPDATE 1-Japan's Abe seeks extra fiscal spending to revitalise economy
(Adds details and context). By Tetsushi Kajimoto. TOKYO Nov 27 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday made a widely expected decision to roll out additional fiscal spending - the latest attempt by Tokyo to revitalise a sputtering economy that has ...
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.
British retailers rethink Black Friday after last year's shambles  Miami Herald
Black Friday: Retailers hope for record sales  BBC News
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)
Alibaba on the media acquisition trail again
E-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding Ltd not only encourages people to buy , but also snaps up bargains when it can . After a string of investments in news organizations , social media and online video sites , the Hangzhou-based company seems to ...
Popular English newspaper in takeover talks  Arab News
Alibaba reportedly in talks to buy South China Morning Post
Barclays Deemed Web Search Enough on `Elephant' Client Diligence
Barclays Plc bankers who manage money for the ultra-rich were supposed to have been even more vigilant than usual as they considered a multi-billion-dollar deal for people with high-profile political ties in 2011.
Attempted 'elephant deal' costs Barclays �72m  Financial Times
Barclays' �72m penalty for money laundering failings may not prove much ...  The Independent
Black Friday brings more 4K TVs under $1000
TV shoppers looking to upgrade to a new 4K Ultra HD TV -- and get a bargain -- will have more luck this Black Friday. Last year, only a handful of the new 4K UHD TVs could be found for $1,000 or less.
Black Friday live: Updates as Newcastle goes to the shops for sales and ...  ChronicleLive
Best Argos Black Friday 2015 deals on headphones, smart TVs and laptops
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
BHP lags behind on dividend cut worries  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