U.S. stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday, with consumer stocks falling as investors fretted over early reports on the U.S.
Chinese shares slumped 5 percent on Friday, hit by regulatory and industrial sector worries, though it wasn't enough to derail the first weekly rise for metals like copper and zinc since early October.
Many mom-and-pops are rolling out the red carpet for customers and offering big discounts on specialty, locally made or one-of-a-kind goods.
Matt Pakucko, president of Save Porter Ranch, right, speaks to a reporter Tuesday after testifying to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors about a gas leak that has sickened residents in his neighborhood.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - This Saturday is Small Business Saturday, a day that last year attracted 88 million shoppers to locally owned retailers.