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. energy shares saw heavy pressure on Friday as crude oil tumbled to a multi-year low, though consumer stocks lifted broader indexes in a quiet, holiday-shortened session.
Pope Francis begins his three-day trip to Turkey with the delicate mission of strengthening ties with Muslim leaders, amid a brutal insurgency by Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and Iraq. Jillian Kitchener reports.