November sales for Taiwan's HTC down 16% month-on-month

Taiwan-based smartphone brand HTC Corp. saw a monthly sales drop of 16 percent in November, which market analysts attributed to escalating competition in the global smartphone market. In a statemen...

Thursday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he'd likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the biggest decision of my life" a little easier. ...

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

MILAN (AP) — A leading Italian sports daily is facing criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on the cover. Corriere dello Sport on Thu...

Scholar sheds light on why Taiwan is over Black Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Costco Taiwan's Black Friday promotions kicked off on Monday (Nov. 25) and ended on Sunday (Dec. 1), but reports from the past week show that this year's event was...

Merry Clickmas: Black Friday online sales hit record $7.4B

NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, and Adobe Analytics says carts filled on phones, computers and tablets rang up $7.4 billion in transactions. ...

Dutch police continue hunt for attacker who stabbed 3

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police are continuing their hunt for an attacker who stabbed three youth on a street in The Hague that was crowded with Black Friday shoppers. Pol...

Black Friday shooting shutters Syracuse shopping mall

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Syracuse are looking for a gunman who shot a man in the leg Friday inside a shopping mall. The shooting happened about 7 p.m. and caused a lockdown at...

The Latest: Analyst says Black Friday off to strong start

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on holiday shoppers on Black Friday (all times local): 10:36 a.m. Analyst Rod Sides of Deloitte LLP says Black Friday shopping is off to ...

Tech, health care companies lead US stocks slightly lower

Stocks edged lower in early trading on Wall Street Friday as the market pulled back after a week of record highs for the major indexes. Trading volume was lighter than usual with the...

Black Friday frenzy goes global - and not everyone’s happy

PARIS (AP) — People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Russia, or South Africa - but they do shop on Black Friday. The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across th...

Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday

BERLIN (AP) — Workers at Amazon distribution centers in Germany have gone on strike for better pay on Black Friday, one of the busiest days of the year for the online retailer. Union...

Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed

BEIJING (AP) — Shares retreated further in Asia in thin holiday trading but there was no indication that worries over China-U.S. tensions might spark a “Black Friday” sell-off. U.S. ...

Shorter shopping season means a more intense scramble

NEW YORK (AP) — The mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas just got six days shorter. Black Friday once again kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season. But with si...

Shorter shopping season means a more intense scramble

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday once again kicks off the start of the holiday shopping season. But with six fewer days, it will be the shortest season since 2013 because Thanksgiving fell on the fourth T...

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