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OnlineShopping-112417.jpg This year's holiday shopping season has got off to a strong start. Online shoppers spent $1.52 billion on Thanksgiving Day, with smartphones accounting for 46 percent of all traffic to U.S. retail websites, according to Adobe Analytics data. The $1.52 billion in online spend by Thanksgiving evening represents 16.8 percent growth from last year, according to the data.

MichaelFlynn-112417.jpg In a sign Michael Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation of Russian meddling in last year's election, lawyers for the former National Security Adviser have reportedly cut ties with President Donald Trump's legal team.

wallstreet-121514_24Nov17.jpg Stocks may move to the upside in early trading on Friday as markets reopen following the Thanksgiving Day holiday on Thursday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a higher open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 50 points.

UmaThurman-Weinstein-112417.jpg Uma Thurman has finally responded against Harvey Weinstein, who is mired in multiple sex scandals, by saying the disgraced Hollywood film tycoon does not "deserve a bullet". The acclaimed American actress, model and activist vented her anger in a Thanksgiving message she posted on Instagram, accompanied...

GermanyBusinessConfidence-112417.jpg Germany's business confidence strengthened to a new record in November on optimistic expectations, suggesting another strong quarter for the economy. The business climate index rose to 117.5 in November from a revised 116.8 in October, survey data published by the Ifo Institute showed Friday. The score was forecast to remain at October's initially estimated value of 116.7.

USNavy-aircraft-112417.jpg The U. S. Navy announced that it has ended the search for three American sailors who have been missing after a transporter aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan two days ago. The missing defense personnel are presumably dead as the search and rescue teams could not find their...

Asian-Markets1_24Nov17.jpg European stocks were mostly higher in the mid-market Friday with positive German business confidence data. In Germany, data showed an unexpected improvement in business confidence, while investors were treading cautiously due to political uncertainty and without any prominent corporate news.

wallstreet-112417.jpg The Purchase Managers Index and the Fed Balance Sheet are the major economic announcements on Friday. The market is yet to come out of a slumber mood after the Thanksgiving Day. The geo-political developments are watched by the investors. The transition of power in Zimbabwe is over with the signing in of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa as new president.

asianmarketlow-112417.jpg Asian markets were mostly subdued on Friday as investors once again refrained from making significant moves, choosing to wait for some clear signal.

StockMarkets-112514_24Nov17.jpg European markets are likely to open mixed on Friday taking cues from Asian peers. The trading would reflect the absence of overnight cues from Wall Street, which was closed for a public holiday, and Chinese markets, which is in focus following previous day's big sell-off.

Uber-Hack-112217.jpg Uber is facing government scrutiny after its disclosure that the ride-hailing company concealed a massive security breach, where hackers accessed the personal information of 57 million riders and drivers last year. As per reports, Uber paid $100,000 to hackers to hide the breach from public.

GermanGDP-112317.jpg Germany expanded at a faster pace in the third quarter on robust foreign demand and investment amid weak private consumption, official data showed Thursday. Despite political uncertainty, private sector activity growth in the largest euro area economy accelerated in November driven by a pick-up in manufacturing, a closely watched survey revealed today.

Kathleen-Conyers-112317.jpg Congresswoman Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., has demanded the resignation of longtime Congressman John Conyers, D-Mich., who faces accusations of sexual harassment. Conyers has admitted that he secretly settled a complaint with an accuser but has denied any wrongdoing. Rice, serving New York's Fourth Congressional...

stockmarket-121814_23Nov17.jpg European stocks were broadly higher in the mid-market trading Thursday amid positive economic data in the region, despite negative sentiments following weakness in Chinese markets. The eurozone economy is showing signs of picking up momentum in the fourth quarter, as per the Eurozone November preliminary PMI data for the manufacturing and services sectors.

eurozonepmi-112317.jpg The Eurozone private sector showed signs of growth momentum picking up in the fourth quarter with production, demand and employment hitting multi-year highs. The headline composite output index increased to 57.5 in November from 56.0 in October, flash survey data from IHS Markit showed Thursday. This was the highest reading since April 2011.

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