A woman lines up outside before the Toys R Us store opens in Times Square in New York November 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Black Friday crowds dwindle

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 

Wall St. up for sixth straight week despite oil rout 1:30pm EST

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.

People walk toward a car lot where several cars had been burned and damaged following a night of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri November 25, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Seeking a path forward for Ferguson

Rebuilding and reinvesting in Ferguson won’t magically fix the area’s social and racial fault lines overnight, but it will give teens like Mike Brown a real chance to succeed in the future.   Commentary 

Procter & Gamble's corporate headquarters is seen in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 28, 2005.

P&G explores sale of $7 billion Wella unit

LONDON - Procter & Gamble is working with Goldman Sachs to explore the sale of its Wella hair care business that could be worth around $7 billion.  Full Article 

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference at the close of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the U.S. State Department in Washington August 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama plan to 'Power Africa' sees dim start

JOHANNESBURG - Obama's pledge to double power generation in Africa within five years looked highly ambitious from the start. A year later, it is unclear how much of the $7 billion Obama pledged has actually been spent.  Full Article 

A volunteer wearing a protective suit walks in a 'high risk' zone during an Ebola training session held by Germany's Red Cross in Wuerzburg October 21, 2014. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

WHO to male Ebola survivors: abstain from sex

LONDON - Men who recover from Ebola should abstain from sex for three months to minimize the risk of passing the virus on in their semen, the World Health Organization said.  Full Article 


Police kill man after suspected political attack

AUSTIN, Texas - Police in Austin shot and killed a man who opened fire on a U.S. federal courthouse, Mexican consulate and police headquarters in the Texas capital in an attack that appears to be politically motivated.  Full Article 

Rough Cut
White House Christmas Tree arrives by horse-drawn carriage

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).