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Small Business Saturday 2017: Deals and discounts in and around Ogden

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Local artisans and retailers will offer special discounts the day after Black Friday to encourage...

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The CFPB now has two acting directors. And nobody knows which one should lead the federal

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and the outgoing head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau both nominated acting directors to head the watchdog agency on Friday, throwing its leadership into disarray. Legal analysts were split over whether the White House...


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Retailers work to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday

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NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers worked hard to attract shoppers to stores on Black Friday, offering in-person deals meant to counter the ease of shopping by phone on Amazon. A better economy and colder weather helped, to be sure. But stores have also tried to improve the store experience and offer better...


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The Latest: Macy's says it's fixed gift, credit card issue

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Black Friday (all times local): 6:30 p.m.: Macy’s says it has “fully resolved” problems on Black Friday related to its processing some gift and credit cards. The chain blamed the glitch on “overcapacity” that caused some transactions to take longer to process. It says...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 23,599.18 Low: 23,551.59 Close: 23,557.99 Change: +31.81 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2602.42 +5.34 NYSE Index: 12,421.94 +31.11 Nasdaq Composite Index: 6889.16 +21.80 NYSE Amer Composite: 2604.13 +3.99 Russell 2000 Index: 1519.16 +2.40 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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Cordray names lieutenant to take over CFPB in challenge to President Trump

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Richard Cordray announced that Friday would be his last day leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and named one of his lieutenants to immediately take over as acting director, setting up a potential standoff with the Trump administration over the controversial...


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Uber's plan to merge Russian business with Yandex approved

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Yandex NV, Russia’s largest technology company, received local antitrust approval to merge its ride-hailing business with Uber’s in the country, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service said Friday. Ordering rides from smartphone apps is driving growth in the Russian taxi...


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Oil rally, holiday retail push U.S. stocks higher

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. A rally in oil and optimism at the mall buoyed U.S. stocks to a record at the traditional start of the American holiday shopping season. Retailers sought to build on positive earnings as consumers descended on stores looking for Black Friday bargains. Meanwhile, West Texas...


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Macy's irks shoppers with credit-card processing glitch

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Macy’s is struggling to process credit cards in its stores, a painful setback as the retailer kicks off the holiday season. “It is taking longer than usual to process some credit and gift cards,” Radina Russell, a spokeswoman for the Cincinnati-based chain, said in an email....


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More stock records as technology and energy companies rise

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks set more records in quiet post-holiday trading Friday as technology companies again did much of the heavy lifting. Energy companies rose with the price of oil. Macy’s and some of its retail counterparts rose after the department store’s CEO said Black Friday sales were...


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On this Black Friday, some mall visitors come out for more than bargains

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Like millions of other Americans, Zahid Khattak headed to the mall early the day after Thanksgiving. But unlike many others, he wasn’t stocking up on holiday presents. That, he said, he would do later, online. “This is just an event - an excuse to come out,” he said,...


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