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Britons head online in hunt for Black Friday bargains
LONDON Britons splashed out on "Black Friday" bargains on Friday but many opted to go online rather than head to the shops for an event imported from the United States that has become a key feature of the UK retail calendar.
Shoppers Hit the Stores for Black Friday  ABC News
2016 candidates buy in on #BlackFriday, Cyber Monday to fundraise  CNN
US Stocks Open Lower After China Slumps
U.S. stocks slipped Friday as energy and consumer-focused company shares weighed on major indexes, following a selloff in Asian markets earlier in the day.
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Disney Weighs, While Small Caps Advance  Bloomberg
GLOBAL MARKETS-China stocks hit hard, rest of world shrugs  Reuters Africa
Disney stock slammed as ESPN loses subscribers
NEW YORK—Sports fans typically feast on the long Thanksgiving weekend but the news has been anything but yummy for Walt Disney shareholders.
Disney Falls on ESPN Losses, Dragging Down U.S. Media Stocks  Bloomberg
CompaniesWalt Disney shares drop as ESPN subscribers slide  Financial Times
Portion of Port Authority Bus Terminal being evacuated amid suspicious package
The day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day of the year for the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown, Manhattan. The area around the Port Authority Bus Terminal was briefly evacuated Wednesday evening after a suspicious package was found.
Police investigate suspicious package near Port Authority Bus Terminal, give (blog)
Why Small Business Saturday Is The Most Important Day To Shop This Holiday Season
The Saturday following Thanksgiving plays hide and seek between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but easily stands on it's own as one of the most important shopping days of the year.
Small Business Saturday could exceed $14 billion  CNBC
Downtowns beckon for Small Business Saturday  Asbury Park Press
Russia-Ukraine row over Crimea escalates as Moscow cuts coal to Kiev
Russia has begun to restrict coal supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told parliament on Friday, days after the Kremlin threatened to punish Kiev for a power blackout of Russian-annexed Crimea.
In Effort to Calm Tensions, Ukraine Bans Russian Flights  VICE News
Price of Russian gas will be $210 in Q1, 2016 – Demchyshyn  Interfax
China Stock Bulls Hit Breaking Point as State Dials Back Support
For three weeks, China's stock investors have kept their cool as the government dialed back an unprecedented campaign to prop up share prices.
China plunge sparks sell-off across Asian stock markets  Business Recorder (press release) (registration) (blog)
China stocks tumble most since summer slump as brokerage probe widens  The Globe and Mail
Former HSBC Switzerland Employee Herv� Faciani Handed Five-Year Jail Term
ZURICH— Herv� Falciani, a former employee at the Swiss branch of HSBC Holdings HSBC 0.02 % PLC who widely dispersed once-secret data about the bank's clients, was handed a five-year prison sentence in a federal criminal court in Switzerland Friday.
HSBC leaker sentenced to five years in prison  Financial Times
Swiss Court Convicts Ex-HSBC Employee for Leaking Bank Data  ABC News
Thanksgiving shopping at stores 'was a bust'
Traffic at stores declined on Thanksgiving Day and into the wee hours of Black Friday analysts say, though executives at major retailers were pleased with the turnout.
iPads, big-screen TVs, and gaming consoles were top sellers on Thanksgiving  Minneapolis Star Tribune
Initial read on Thanksgiving Day shopping: Apple, Star Wars, video gaming ...  Dallas Morning News (blog)
GDP might be lower but it might not hurt
When is slower economic growth not such a bad thing? When it's caused by lower growth in the population. If that puzzles you, you're a victim of the economists' practice of focusing on growth in gross domestic product rather than GDP per person.
UK growth held back by fall in trade  Financial Times
Trade poses biggest drag on UK growth on record