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.
Crowds of shoppers packed into the Toys "R" Us in Times Square for one last Black Friday, as the flagship store prepares to close its doors.
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.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Philippine President Benigno Aquino at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Manila recently.