Around 200 Wal-Mart workers and their supporters marched outside a Long Beach store Friday in support of $15-an-hour pay, part of a nationwide day of demonstrations to push for better wages and working conditions at the retailer.
Stocks ended mostly lower -- but with the Dow eking out a new record close -- as Wall Street separated the winners and losers tied to nosediving oil prices and kept a close tabs on Black Friday sales.
Few have invested more in rise of shale oil and gas drilling in North America than billionaire Richard Kinder of pipeline giant Kinder Morgan KMI -2.29%.
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Small Business Saturday is still very much in the shadow of Black Friday, according to small-business owners. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is meant to boost sales and customers far away from the big-box stores.