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PODCAST: Black Friday takes a whole week

David Brancaccio Nov 12, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Black Friday takes a whole week

David Brancaccio Nov 12, 2014
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Market players are also looking at a downbeat forecast from Britain’s central bank; one more reason interest rates aren’t going up in the U.S. any time soon. And a surprise announcement out of Beijing today: The United States and China have come to a joint agreement … on climate change. For the first time, China is drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions. And what about the United States? Plus, instead of stuffing your face in one sitting, imagine a bacchanalia spread over five days. The biggest of retailers Walmart says it wants to stretch out the frenzy of post-Thanksgiving shopping into nearly a week of sudden sales and other promotions. In practice that means some of the special deals won’t happen on so-called Black Friday. And at a more spiritual level, is this the time to mention that there’s more to life than consumption?

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