Hedge fund manager William Ackman says he's prepared to help Borders buy its rival book chain.
The euro dropped Thursday on disappointment with the eurozone's central bank. But the markets march on.
News sites are reporting that Google is close to buying Groupon -- for a huge amount.
Retailers used promotions and free shipping to lure shoppers. Sales of luxury goods and jewelry drove the increase.
Shoppers continue their holiday spending spree.
Stores sold nearly nine iPads per hour.
Jewelry could be this holiday season's biggest winner.
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