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Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

| By Anne D'Innocenzio | Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

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When Should Holiday Shoppers Buy Online?

| Nov 24
American consumers, start your engines. This weekend kicks off the holiday shopping season. Jill Schlesinger has what you need to know in her look at the business week ahead.

Tips on Getting Deals During Black Friday Blitz

| By Anne D'Innocenzio | Nov 21
Sure, stores have been pushing discounts on holiday merchandise since Halloween, but experts say Thanksgiving weekend still lives up to the hype of serving up the season's best bargains from TVs to clothing.

Credit Score Company Settles FTC Charges for $22M

| Nov 20
A company that promised customers free credit scores has agreed to pay $22 million to settle charges that it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring that they did not sign up for.

US Retail Sales Rise on Autos, Online Purchases

| By Christopher S. Rugaber | Nov 17
U.S. retail sales rose at a modest pace in October, evidence that recent job gains and lower gas prices are lifting consumer spending.

Pros, Cons of Mobile-Payment Systems

| By Anick Jesdanun | Nov 12
Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC reader on the merchant's payment system.

Escaping the Wealth Gap Can Mean Fleeing Hometowns

| By Tammy Webber | Nov 11
Ten years ago in Custard Cup, Il., manufacturing companies like General Motors - that provided thousands of well-paying, middle class jobs - were closing down. But some the city's residents are doing just fine - because they moved.

India to Foreign CEOs: 'We're Waiting for You'

| By Katy Daigle | Nov 7
India's finance minister is urging foreign investors to help plug enormous gaps in the country's infrastructure blamed for holding back growth. "We are waiting for you," Arun Jaitley told a roomful of international and Indian CEOs.

US Stocks Slide as Oil's Slump Hits Energy Stocks

| By Steve Rothwell | Nov 5
Stocks were mostly lower on Tuesday, led by a drop in energy stocks as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also disappointed by earnings outlooks from companies including Priceline and Michael Kors.

Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

| By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Oct 30
Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Apple Pay a Success

| By Brandon Bailey | Oct 30
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.

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