A stampede of Black Friday shoppers trampled a man to death on Long Island, and two shoppers were shot to death in a toy store near Palm Springs. In spite of the crowds, some analysts said sales were down. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Obama's economic team was a big story this week. Kai Ryssdal talks with N.Y. Times columnist David Leonhardt and Atlantic.com writer Megan McArdle about the president-elect's picks and other market news.
While the stores throw deep discounts to their customers in order to hit sales out of the park today, shoppers are spending carefully. Danielle Karson spoke to a few at a mall in Bethesda, Maryland this morning.
While the crowds are swarming some stores around the country, other retail openings went off with less of a bang. Still, some shoppers enjoy coming in early in the morning for other reasons. Phillip Martin has more.
Retailers are hoping for a prosperous Black Friday to save a holiday season with dark prospects. So far, things are looking pretty good. Marketplace's Paddy Hirsch checks in with Scott Jagow from the Great Mall in San Jose, Calif.
Woolworths has over 800 stores around the U.K., and all face closure as the company went bankrupt last night. Stephen Beard reports this is troubling news as the company does its best around the holiday season.