US stocks ended little-changed on Friday in a shortened session a day after the Thanksgiving holiday, with retailers in focus as Black Friday sales started the important year-end shopping season.
SANFORD -- Kenny Hallam started his blade sharpening business more than a year ago because he didn't trust anyone else to properly sharpen his favorite kitchen knife.
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.
FILE - This Nov. 3, 2008, file photo, shows one of Pacific Gas and Electric's Diablo Canyon Power Plant's nuclear reactors in Avila Beach on California's central coast.
Writing letters to Santa was among the activities that attracted hundreds of families Friday to the lawn outside the Thomas Crane Public Library.