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President Obama Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Following the chaos of Black Friday, shoppers headed to the local mom and pop stores on Saturday.Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Small Business Saturday, a day to raise awareness for local retail

Amazon UK Reports Biggest Black Friday Sales

killerbayer/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(LONDON) --  Amazon reports it had its biggest sales day in the United Kingdon (U.K.) on this year's Black Friday, reports the BBC.More than 7.4 million items were reported to have been sold on the website.For t

Digital Toy Maker VTech Hacked, Parents Personal Information Exposed

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- The latest electronics hack has hit an electronic toy maker.According to a statement posted on Friday from VTech Holdings Limited, a hacker was able to access customer data found on its Learning Lodge app store

Customers Pay $5 for Nothing in Cards Against Humanity Black Friday Deal

Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- It's one of the most interesting Black Friday deals this year.This year, fans of Cards Against Humanity are participating in the Black Friday promotion, "Give Cards Against Humanity $5."After

Stocks Edged Up Following Shortened Holiday Week

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. stock indexes edged up after a shortened day on Wall Street, closing out the holiday week.The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 14.9 points to close at 17798.49.The Nasdaq added 11.38 to finish at 5127.53, while the

What Facebook Is Doing For New Parents

Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Facebook has made a policy change that gives four months of paid parental leave to new parents. "This expanded benefit primarily affects new fathers and people in same-sex relationships outside the U.S. It will not alter th

Black Friday Gets Off to a Roaring Start

TREVOR COLLENS/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The crowds at major retailers around the country Friday proved Americans are still willing to wake up early to score a Black Friday deal, but it didn't come without chaos.With major retailers including Walmart,

What Not to Buy on Black Friday

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- There are plenty of deals on Black Friday, but just because that toaster or television is billed as a "doorbuster," it doesn't necessarily mean it's a good purchase."Almost everything seems to be at its best price

Ukraine Halts Airspace to Russian Planes

Bigandt_Photography/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Ukraine has banned Russian planes from entering its airspace, reports the BBC.The ban comes as Russian gas that is exported to Ukraine, has been stopped by Gazprom.Gazprom claims Ukraine used up all the g

Stocks Close Higher Before Thanksgiving

stu99/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- Stocks ticked slightly higher the final session before Thanksgiving.The Dow closed up one point while the NASDAQ added 13. The S&P was down a fraction.The markets will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving and ope

New Homes Sales Jumped 10.7% in October

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Sales of new homes in the U.S. recovered last month after a nearly 13 percent drop in September, the latest figures from the Commerce Department show."The new home sales in October were reported at 495,000 on an annual basis

Google's Plan to Speed Up Mobile Web Goes Live Next Year

milan2099/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's something to look forward to in 2016: Faster Internet surfing on your smartphone.Google announced that its accelerated mobile pages project -- nicknamed AMP -- is set to go live next year, with the

Amazon Pulls Ad With Nazi Imagery After Subway Rider Complaints

David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After complaints from subway passengers and even remakrs from the mayor, Amazon has pulled its ads from the subway with Nazi-like imagery.According to ABC News affiliate WABC-TV, the campaign, advertising Amazon's sho

Wall Street Closes Slightly Higher Despite Early Slump

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Small gains across the board for Wall Street on Tuesday after an earlier slump in the day was caused by international concern.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 19.51 to close at 17812.19.The Nasdaq barely added 0.33 to