United Technologies Corp. Chief Executive Louis Chenevert abruptly stepped down, startling people inside and outside the industrial conglomerate he led for six years.
Not everyone plans to be out elbowing fellow shoppers aside when the big Black Friday weekend for Christmas shopping kicks into gear.
U.S. stock indexes have been rising through the past month. Trader Sean Spain, center, watched them move up on Nov. 18, 2014 on the New York Stock Exchange.
People pump gas at a Race Trac on Mockingbird Lane in Dallas on March 21, 2013. (DMN File Photo). Jessica Summers and Dan Murtaugh.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York November 18, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson.