Many small business owners are looking for their piece of the Black Friday retail pie. But experts say trying to match the big stores may not be the best policy, and warn shoppers to do their homework, too.
Economists view Black Friday as a litmus test for consumer confidence, which is showing signs of weakening. Whether Washington can come to terms to avert the fiscal cliff – and tax hikes – is a wild card.
Dow drops less than 8 points despite Bernanke warming of 'fiscal cliff' dangers and HP disclosure that it will have to take an $8.8 billion charge for accounting 'improprieties' at a company it acquired last year.