Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 25, 2011

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More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.

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The head of Macy's on Black Friday and the future of retail

The National Retail Federation says 152 million Americans will be hitting the stores this weekend, which seems odd in an economy that's saddled with high unemployment and lots of consumer debt.
Posted In: retail sales, Macy's, holiday shopping

Syria misses Arab League deadline

Syria has missed a deadline it was given by the Arab League to end violent conflict in the country. Now, Syrians will feel the hurt of economic sanctions.
Posted In: syria, arab league, sanctions

India will allow foreign supermarkets into country

The decision could mean big bucks for American companies like Wal-Mart, but some are nervous to what that could mean for local businesses.
Posted In: India, Walmart

NHL set to shift teams between conferences

The NHL's Board of Governors is getting ready to vote on a realignment plan to move different teams into different conferences.
Posted In: hockey, business of sports

PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales, syria, Europe debt crisis

Could the euro be on its last legs?

The economic problems in Europe continue to gain steam, with Italy and Hungary making the latest headlines.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro, Europe, contagion

Apple Store arrives at Grand Central Station

New York's iconic train station gets an iconic tenant. Will Apple spur retail traffic in nearby stores?
Posted In: apple

European bailout fund has little force left

The news from Europe this morning starts with Italy, which had to pay a euro-era record rate to borrow money from the bond market. Meanwhile, Hungary's bonds were downgraded to junk status.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, hungary, bailout

Mobile apps increasingly replacing cash registers

The ability to conduct purchases on mobile devices is growing as apps develop, but traditional cash register companies are still making up the majority of the market.
Posted In: point-of-sale, mobile apps, shopping, Retail

TV sales likely to drop this holiday season

Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, television, retail sales

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