Stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday. Consumer stocks fell as investors worried about early reports on the holiday shopping season, and Disney's subscriber losses weighed on the market.
Emerging-market equities slid after Chinese shares tumbled, while small-cap U.S. stocks gained in a shortened trading session. Oil pared a weekly advance and gold slipped to the lowest since 2010.
Kyle Miller helps a customer at Runner's Edge in the Andersonville neighborhood. Runner's Edge is among the shops taking part in Small Business Saturday.
While chain stores everywhere are trying to get you to buy things in their physical and online marketplaces, one brand decided to sell absolutely nothing.
Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp (NWSA.O), on Friday said he had "strong word" that the Tribune Publishing Co's (TPUB.