Shoppers turned out for small business Saturday to help support local businesses. Many shops say they are pleased with the turn out.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative with heads of state on Monday, the opening day of the UN climate change summit in Paris, the French government said Friday.
In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, Carrie Brown, author of "The New Christmas Tree," adjusts an ornament on The Giving Tree that is featured in her book at the Jimtown Store in Healdsburg, Calif.
Cards Against Humanity managed to make US$71,145 (AU$98,870) on Black Friday, by selling customers absolutely nothing at all. Over the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, the company took down its normal online store and replaced it with a payment form.
NEW YORK Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, but the declines did not carry through to other major equity markets, which ended modestly lower.