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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (AP) - Black Friday isn't just when shoppers rush to stores for holiday sales. It's also one of the busiest days of the year for gun purchases.
Article makes couple reconsider decision to have kids.
The Street: Online companies can keep their overhead artificially low to offer a product at prices impossible for anyone else, not because they have a better idea but because they ignore rules that would add costs. Their competitors can't, because the state enforces those law against traditional business, and consumers follow their wallets.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Stores in New Jersey might have their hours limited during future Thanksgivings.
The Street: Millennials overwhelmingly prefer to shop at malls to capture the communal spirit, discover bargain deals and compare store prices with web offerings, according to a recent survey.
Municipal bondholders owed $118.9 million are at the center of a dispute that is threatening the sale of Atlantic City's bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel.
The Street: Cyber crooks use the season to target computers for malware infections, so start by avoiding spam emails and links promising great deals that seem too good to be true. Malware makers will send bogus emails making all kinds of promises which really contain links that can install malware if they are clicked on.
The Street: When we get burnt out on budgets and financial goals, we sometimes respond by blowing our budgets with impulsive spending. It can happen to anyone, and when it does, it can be difficult to get back on track.
Dr. Mel Kohn is at the intersection of the governmental, nonprofit, and corporate efforts directed at the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Amtrak on Tuesday reported its smallest federally funded operating loss since 1973, as ridership on the Northeast Corridor reached a record 11.6 million passengers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in October, but a key category that tracks business investment plans declined sharply for a second straight month.
NEW YORK (AP) - Deere's fourth-quarter results were stronger than Wall Street expected but it says its farm equipment sales and profits will keep falling in its new fiscal year as the sector remains weak.
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union's executive has proposed a plan to boost investment in the bloc's flagging economy by 315 billion euros ($380 billion) by attracting reluctant private investors with guarantees and seed money. Experts warn, however, it alone will not be enough to restart growth.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - South Asian leaders, including from rivals India and Pakistan, gathered in Nepal's capital Wednesday to boost cooperation in trade and energy and seek greater peace in the region, home to more than a fifth of the world's population.
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter is expanding its reach into commerce with a new tool called "Offers."
A slump in energy prices pushed the stock market back from record levels on Tuesday. Energy stocks fell as the price of oil resumed its descent. Traders speculated that member nations of the oil-producing group OPEC would fail to agree on production cuts at an upcoming meeting.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
Unable to attract any bidders for new taxicab licenses at $475,000 each, the Philadelphia Parking Authority on Tuesday lowered the asking price to $350,000.

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