WEST HARTFORD, Conn. - Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush the night of Thanksgiving. Live Coverage | Full Article
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks ended mostly flat in a holiday-shortened session on Friday as a massive decline in the energy sector offset strength in consumer names, but major indexes rose for a sixth straight week.
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes the Official White House Christmas Tree, a nearly 19-foot foot Douglas Fir from Pennsylvania that was pulled up to the White House by a horse-drawn carriage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).