Euro-area government bonds rose, pushing French 10-year yields down to a record, as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers would broaden debt purchases should the inflation outlook diminish.
Walmart didn't feel that its Black Friday deals were enough, so it decided to add in some pre-Black Friday deals to blow away its rivals.
Gold rose, reversing earlier losses, after China cut benchmark interest rates for the first time since July 2012. Gold for immediate delivery rose 0.2 percent to $1,196.37 an ounce by 10:50 a.m.
Santa Clara: Chip-making giant Intel is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected and its return to revenue growth this year will continue into 2015.
Best Buy may be the most interesting multi-channel retailing story to watch headed into the holiday season. Best Buy is battling Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target and a bevy of others for tech sales and after a year of retooling may be ready for a turnaround.