CHICAGO (Reuters) – Sales at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were down slightly from last year, but the performance was still seen as strong in a holiday shopping season where discounts spread well beyond the weekend and many shoppers moved to the web.
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U.S. store sales down slightly for Thanksgiving and Black Friday
The Glen Ridge Country Club, built in 1894, is bucking a national decline in country clubs, members say.
One of N.J.’s oldest country clubs getting $11M makeover
(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch, co-chairman of Wall Street Journal publisher News Corp , on Friday said he had “strong word” that the Tribune Publishing Co’s newspaper group will be bought by a Wall Street firm, while the Los Angeles Times will be split off and purchased by local investors including philanthropist Eli Broad.
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Murdoch: Tribune papers likely to be sold, LA Times split off
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union wants to enhance the power of the bloc’s national privacy regulators in policing a planned new EU-U.S. data pact after the previous one was struck down by a top EU court on concerns about mass U.S. surveillance.
EU wants to give national privacy regulators more clout in new U.S. data pact
LONDON/NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Investment bank Lazard is working with Sanofi’s management to prepare a sale or listing of its Merial animal health unit, aiming to land the leading advisory job for the deal, which could value the business at up 12 billion euros ($12.7 billion), sources familiar with the matter said.
Exclusive: Lazard works with Sanofi on $12.7 billion animal health unit deal – sources
(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes ended little changed in light trading on Friday, with consumer stocks falling as investors fretted over early reports on the U.S. holiday shopping season and Disney’s subscriber losses weighed on the market.
Wall St ends flat; Disney, retailers dip on sales worries
(Reuters) – A New York-based investment adviser filed a class action lawsuit against Barclays Plc on Friday alleging that rigged foreign exchange trading practices at the bank caused “significant damages” to its trading partners.
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Class action suit against Barclays alleges forex rigging losses
(Reuters) – The major U.S. stock indexes ended Friday little changed in light trading, with consumer stocks falling as investors fretted about early reports on the U.S. holiday shopping season.
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Wall Street ends near flat as investors eye holiday sales
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The holiday shopping rush that kicked off on Friday is unlikely to bring much cheer to investors looking for a revival in retail stocks.
Holiday shopping unlikely to cheer many investors
NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative with heads of state on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, the French government said Friday.
Microsoft’s Gates to start multi-billion-dollar clean tech initiative
The Westfield Garden State Plaza opened its doors at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2015.
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Thousands passing through Westfield Garden State Plaza on Black Friday
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch Finance Ministry said on Friday it will appeal against a European Commission ruling ordering it to recover up to 30 million euros ($31.8 million) in taxes from Starbucks.
Dutch government to appeal EU ruling on Starbucks tax deal
BRUSSELS – U.S. oil services provider Halliburton Co has refiled a request for EU antitrust approval of its $35 billion bid for smaller rival Baker Hughes , four months after regulators rejected an earlier application because of insufficient data.
Halliburton refiles bid for EU approval of $35 billion Baker Hughes buy
(Reuters) – Wall Street was little changed on Friday, a shortened trading day, as investors turn their focus to the crucial U.S. holiday shopping season and Disney weighed on indexes.
Wall St. flat as Disney weighs; holiday sales in focus