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Black Friday isn't as special as it used to be

Black Friday is fading. It's still a key sales day for retailers, but holiday shopping promotions began earlier than ever this year. And consumers responded by shopping earlier…

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Best Buy launches Cyber Week sales

Best Buy launched a week's worth of cyber sales on Sunday.

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Mobile shopping surged on Black Friday

Black Friday sales soared on portable devices.

Investing in better apps and mobile shopping sites paid off for retailers this year, IBM said Saturday, and digital sales were up…

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UNICEF: Teen AIDS deaths tripled since 2000

The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled in the last 15 years despite efforts to curb infections, with the majority of cases reported in sub-Sahara Africa, the United…

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Gold price plummets to almost 6-year low

Here's what people aren't buying right now: Gold.

The yellow metal traded as low as $1,051.60 an ounce on Friday, the cheapest price in nearly 6 years.

Gold prices haven't been…

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Volkswagen is giving workers a very long holiday

Volkswagen is giving its German workers nearly a month off over Christmas and the New Year in the wake of an emissions scandal that has hurt sales and staff morale.

A spokesman for…

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Shoppers descend on Black Friday deals

Cue the bargain hunters: The Black Friday shopping marathon has begun.

Millions of people are participating in retail's annual event, which began again this year on Thanksgiving.…

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China stocks tumble as government probes more big brokers

Markets in China tumbled on Friday as a government crackdown on the country's largest brokerages widened.

The Shanghai Composite plunged by 5.5%, the worst slide in months, while…

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