TOKYO/SINGAPORE Asian shares fell and the dollar held near an 8-1/2-month peak on Friday, while the euro hovered around seven-month lows on expectations of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank next week.
Shoppers lined up outside the Toys R Us in Rosedale, MD for the store's 5pm opening on Thanksgiving Day. What was traditionally known as "Black Friday" has leaked into the holiday.
TOKYO Japanese household spending unexpectedly fell in October for a second straight month, even as unemployment hit a two-decade low, underscoring the challenge facing premier Shinzo Abe in persuading reluctant companies to boost wages.
Consumers headed to malls in the Bay Area on Thanksgiving, kicking off what is expected to be a strong Black Friday extravaganza and holiday shopping season amid a hot regional job boom.
Black Friday shopping is no longer just on Friday as shopping on Thanksgiving Day is becoming more popular with every passing year.