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U.S. Stock Markets Closed on Presidents Day

Filed under: NYSE, Market News, NASDAQ, Stock MarketsThe global economy is a perpetual motion machine, but U.S. stock markets do take breaks: In addition to the weekends, there are nine holidays on which the stock exchange is shuttered.

One of them is…

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The 6 Biggest Busted Bets of 2012

Filed under: People, Features, Money and PoliticsGallery: The Six Biggest Surprises of 2012

Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.The…

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Holiday Shopping Season Calendar: Your List of the Hottest Days to Buy

Filed under: Retail, Holidays, ShoppingThe day after Thanksgiving has been dubbed “Black Friday” for decades, but it’s only in the last several years that the holiday season gained additional “special” shopping days. The most prominent of these new ret…

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Five Big Surprises from Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Filed under: Retail, Best Buy, Holidays, Shopping
The doors, virtual and actual, have been busted. While Super Saturday and “Cyber Week” still lie ahead, the two most heavily hyped shopping days of the season are behind us.

And for the most part, the …

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The Christmas Shopping Battle: Early Winners and Losers

Walmart (WMT) just enjoyed its best Black Friday ever. At its strongest, it was selling 5,000 items per second.

Please hold your applause: While other brick-and-mortar stores’ foot traffic trended higher, overall Black Friday revenue dropped nearl…

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