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U.S. Black Friday shopping marked by thinner crowds, protests

WEST HARTFORD, Conn./CHICAGO (Reuters) - Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more  learn more …

As energy shares tumble, opportunity lurks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shale stocks have been hard-hit as investors see margins all but evaporating following the slide in crude oil prices, but the U.S. shale energy boom is not over. Continue to source to read  learn more …

Lawsuit accuses Wells Fargo of biased lending in Chicago area

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co was sued on Friday by Cook County, Illinois, which accused the largest U.S. mortgage lender of targeting black, Hispanic and female borrowers with predatory and discriminatory lending in  learn more …