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AP Business Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) -- Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving....
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks were mixed Friday as tumbling oil prices had a dual effect on the market: The drop boosted retailers and cruise lines, which benefit when people save on energy costs, but hurt energy companies....
A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, giving individuals more spending money and lowering costs for many businesses....
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stores are welcoming a second wave of shoppers in what has become a two-day kickoff to the holiday shopping season....
GENEVA (AP) -- In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold - a lot of gold....
      
Wall Street Journal Headlines
Europe escalated its war against U.S. technology superpowers as the Continent’s two largest economies and the European Parliament backed efforts to rein in the influence of Apple, Facebook and Google.
Europe’s unemployment crisis has compelled hundreds of thousands of people to try to reinvent themselves as entrepreneurs. But these inexperienced business operators are flying into harsh headwinds.
The U.S. economy has grown strongly since stumbling at the beginning of the year. The holiday shopping season will help determine if 2014 ends with a bang.
OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group’s existing output target—a move that would require modest cuts in production but which stops well short of the stronger action some members had called for to bolster prices.
One of Twitter’s founders has sold some of his stock in the social-media company for the first time, shedding about 1.2% of his nearly 9.5% stake.
      
CNNMoney Headlines
OPEC wants to squeeze U.S. shale oil producers by forcing prices even lower.
Gas is nearly 50 cents cheaper than a year ago, and it's likely to fall further.
Colorado's marijuana stores are following the lead of other retailers and offering big deals on pot.
Shares of Exxon, Halliburton, Transocean and many others plunged after OPEC decided to not cut production.
It's not that far out of reach. These historic homes are not only for sale, they are great bargains.
      
NY Times Business Headlines
Writing a check to a favorite cause works fine, but there are other methods of giving that may be more convenient and effective.






In a record-breaking auction season in New York, fine art perceived to be innovative and influential attracted smart money from investors.






The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund plans to buy property it will then rent to organizations that deliver services like affordable housing, aid for the elderly or care through the National Health Service.






Eager to make up for what has been a year of lackluster sales, retailers are offering eye-popping discounts that could increase traffic but also eat away at thinning profit margins.






The villages allow older people to stay at home by providing services and social connections.






      
USA Today Business Headlines
Chef Phillip Lopez wants to merge modern cooking with the Big Easy's historic cuisine.
     
 
 
The S&P 500 is shooting for its sixth straight week of gains, its best run in a year.
     
 
 
CEO Terry Lundgren estimates more than 15,000 people were in the store Thursday.
     
 
 
Skip the Black Friday lines, here are the best deals
     
 
 
They're be good weather is most off the nation, too, for car and mall shoppers
     
 
 
      
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