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Shoppers had a bit of a buying appetizer on Thanksgiving, but the question remains whether they'll feast on deals on the day after the holiday.   Full Story
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday used to kick off the holiday shopping season, but now Thanksgiving Day is the new tradition for some shoppers.   Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — A weaker global economy — and a slowdown in China — will likely dampen some of the growth in air travel over the next two decades.   Full Story
LONDON (AP) — British authorities have fined Barclays 72 million pounds ($108 million) for failing to safeguard against the risk that the bank would be used to facilitate financial crime.   Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct.   Full Story
——— Smartphones overtake desktops for holiday shopping NEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.   Full Story
Maggie Huber/AP
Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.   Full Story
Occupancy rates at some Paris hotels have plunged by more than 30 percent in the days since the Nov. 13 terror attacks, according to a company that tracks hotel industry data.   Full Story
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines says it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.   Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates slipped this week after they climbed recently expectations that the Federal Reserve may soon raise its key short-term interest rate.   Full Story
Mark Lennihan/AP
NEW YORK (AP) — Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season?   Full Story
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP
NEW YORK (AP) — The holiday season is upon us. Here's what shoppers can expect if they're heading out to stores at any point during the holiday shopping season: NO FIGHTING OVER MUST-HAVE GIFTS Yet again, trend experts say there's no single item that's emerging as a must-have for the holiday season.   Full Story
NEW YORK (AP) — Coke says it wants to mend relations with critics of its sugary drinks. Sandy Douglas, president of Coke North America, said in an interview with The Associated Press that Coke is hoping to change its "adversarial" relationship with public health advocates.   Full Story
Lynne Sladky/AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook.   Full Story
Steve Helber/AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes recovered in October after suffering a steep drop in September, returning to this year's trend of an improving market for real estate developers and builders.   Full Story
Michael Dwyer/AP
NEW YORK (AP) — If the beginning of the holiday season is any indication, it could be a merry mobile Christmas for shoppers.   Full Story
Richard Drew/AP
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks were higher Thursday on expectations for additional European Central Bank stimulus as jitters about tensions between Russia and Turkey faded.   Full Story
Charlie Riedel/AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain in October after two months of weakness, while a key category that tracks business investment plans advanced by the largest amount in three months.   Full Story
Seth Perlman/AP
MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Even though sales of its green tractors, bulldozers and other equipment fell sharply, Deere & Co.   Full Story
David Goldman/AP
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending posted a modest increase for a second straight month in October, while personal income rebounded after a sluggish September.   Full Story
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