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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.
Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals  CNNMoney
Holiday shoppers get a head start on Thanksgiving  San Francisco Chronicle  
Asia shares firm as traders add to ECB stimulus bets
TOKYO Asian shares held firm and U.S. stock futures edged higher in early trade on Friday as expectations of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank underpinned appetite for riskier assets, while the euro hovered near seven-month lows.
Euro in Worst Losing Run Versus Yen on Bets Draghi Over-Delivers  Bloomberg
Dollar Subdued in Holiday Trade, Euro Sees Little Reprieve  NDTV
Smartphones overtake desktop for holiday shopping
NEW YORK - If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers. For the first time, there's expected to be more people visiting retailers' websites through their smartphones than on desktop ...
Smartphones overtake holiday shopping  The Columbian
Brent crude up on Mideast risks; US oil down on glut
SEOUL Brent crude futures inched up in early Asian trade on Friday, with prices rising around 2 percent so far this week on geopolitical risks in the Middle East.
Oil eases on glut, production outlook  Daily Times
Biggest Oil Buyers Pick Themselves as Winners From OPEC Meeting  Bloomberg
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.
Barclays fined a record �72m over 'elephant' deal with Qataris  The Independent
Barclays fined �72m for deals that left Britain vulnerable to financial crime  Daily Mail
Shoppers take advantage of early Black Friday shopping
After eating turkey, watching football and spending time with their families on Thanksgiving Day, shoppers lined up outside of local stores for the beginning of the Black Friday sales.
Shoppers get one take at Thanksgiving Thursday shopping deals  Fox 28
Black Friday deals so hot, buyers suffer through cold nights
Turkey, Internet option doesn't deter Thanksgiving shoppers
The 2015 holiday shopping season will be officially underway when retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving to get a jump on shoppers looking for Black Friday steals and deals.
Last-minute shoppers head to the grocery store  KEVN Black Hills Fox
Shopping becomes part of Thanksgiving tradition for some  Ellwood City Ledger
Japan to tackle maternity harassment, day care to slow population decline
TOKYO: Japan has set its sights on stopping maternity harassment, increasing day care centres and allowing more workers to take time off after childbirth in a bid to slow its declining population and shore up the economy.
Japan's Working Population Could Fall by 8 Million by 2030: Report  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Japan plans $10.6 billion in climate finance for developing nations for 2020  Asahi Shimbun
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
BHP rebuts UN 'toxic waste' claim at Brazil dam
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic. On Thursday the UN said the dam burst at the Samarco mine unleashed a flood equivalent to "20,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic mud".
Body of 13th victim of Brazil mine mudslide recovered  Fox News Latino
UN mineral waste report hits BHP Billiton share price  The Independent