Despite the come-on deals and advertised low prices, buying a TV on Black Friday may not yield complete customer satisfaction.
Although manufacturing partners will still build most Windows machines, the company appears ready to expand its own hardware line.
It's not just Amazon the electronic retailer has to fear. It's the countless rivals -- online and on the street.
With the president winning a second term, investors expect more easing from the Fed.
Toys R Us is coming on stream with plenty of content from the major studios.
There are a few winners on the list of the 50 most attractive chief execs.
But markets are still watching for a possible Moody's downgrade of Spanish debt. In the US, the ISM's Chicago PMI slips and consumer spending barely rises. Facebook shares jump 7% on the site's new gift feature.
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The Federal Reserve is meeting next week, and several of its own financial tests for reducing asset purchases appear to have been met.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
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The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.