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  1. Ferguson rage: Mall closes on Black Friday as protests spreadRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Indian Express

    Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer turned on some retailers around the country. After a quiet Thanksgiving Day, protesters were out in force again to vent their anger at Monday's decision by a grand jury not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb.

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  2. Black Friday protests FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WGAL-TV Lancaster

    Missouri protesters Friday turned their anger over the police shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown on the St. Louis Galleria Mall, forcing the mall to shut down temporarily on the busiest shopping day of the year. Demonstrations spanned the country, from service disruptions at an Oakland, California, transit station to a march outside Macy's Herald Square store in New York.

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  3. New York/ Beijing: Macy's links with Alipay to woo Chinese shoppersRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Asia News Network

    US department store chain Macy's has teamed up with China's leading online payment solution provider Alipay to help Chinese online shoppers buy across borders. The move came in time for Black Friday, the annual US cut-price shopping bonanza.

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  4. US protesters force closure of mall near FergusonRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    US protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close for around two hours on Friday, demanding a boycott to post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police. Scores of demonstrators, including young children, shouted "No justice, no peace," and "Stop shopping and join the movement" at the St Louis Galleria Mall.

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  5. Choctaw teen performs in Macy's paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Northwest Florida Daily News

    Social media sites were buzzing Thursday morning as a local teen marching in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade appeared on television.

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  6. Ferguson protesters surprise Macy's Black Friday shoppers in NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | CNews

    A protester demonstrates outside Macy's store while chanting "Hands up, don't shop" in support of the late Michael Brown on the traditionally busy Black Friday shopping day in New York November 28, 2014. NEW YORK More than 200 people angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, sought to disrupt Black Friday shopping in New York with a protest in front of Macy's flagship store.

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  7. In New York, other U.S. cities, Black Friday rallies protest grand...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Newsday

    A man is arrested during the Black Out Black Friday protests in Herald Square in Manhattan on Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote Hundreds of protesters rallied in Herald Square and blocked Manhattan streets on Friday, as demonstrations were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

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  8. Ferguson Protests Move to RetailersRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Chosun Ilbo

    Protesters on Friday went to major retailers to demonstrate against a Missouri grand jury's failure to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. The protesters briefly shut down stores in at least two malls near Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis where Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, in August.

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  9. Ferguson Protesters Didn't Just March on Black Friday - They Had ...Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com

    Ferguson Protesters Didn't Just March Through the Streets on Black Friday - They Had an Extra Surprise for New Yorkers Demonstrators upset with the recent Ferguson grand jury decision took to the streets of New York City Friday to march and express their disapproval - however, they also added a special "Black Friday" twist. According to the New York Post , demonstrators entered the city's iconic Macy's and shamed the deal-seeking shoppers for their discount purchases.

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  10. Black Friday - Canada vs. U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | CNews

    Shoppers crowded into Macy's in New York on November 27, ahead of Black Friday while crowds at the Toronto Eaton Centre were fairly small on November 28, 2014. Andre Kelly/Reuters and Jack Boland/ QMI Agency For years, American retailers have opened their doors early, while offering amazing deals on the day following the U.S. Thanksgiving.

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  11. #BlackoutBlackFriday Is In Full SwingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Refinery 29

    One protest sign in particular summed up #BlackoutBlackFriday quite nicely: "Sorry for the inconvenience. We are trying to change the world."

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  12. Protesters target Black Friday sales in Ferguson, NYCRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

    Isaiah Davis-Isgrig, 7, helps his mom Emily Davis sweep up broken shards of glass while helping clean up damaged store fronts Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo. The damage occurred Tuesday night as protesters continued to demonstrate after the announcement that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson... Isaiah Davis-Isgrig, 7, helps his mom Emily Davis sweep up broken shards of glass while helping clean up damaged store fronts Wednesday in Ferguson, Mo.

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  13. UPDATE 1-Ferguson protesters surprise Macy's Black Friday shoppers in NYCRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Reuters

    More than 200 people angered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, sought to disrupt Black Friday shopping in New York with a protest in front of Macy's flagship store. A small group of the protesters took their rally to the Manhattan department store's ground floor for a few minutes, as staff and shoppers seeking post-Thanksgiving bargains looked on in apparent surprise.

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  14. Shoppers kick off the seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Times News

    Shoppers arrived bright and early in their quest to snag that all-important deal on what is generally regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. While customers were spotted perusing through the aisles and leaving with shopping carts filled with gifts, the parking lots weren't nearly as full at several local retail stores.

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  15. Macy's Holiday Parade 2014: Scenes from inside the downtown paradeRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OregonLive.com

    I've seen a lot big parades - from the Grand Floral Parade in Portland to the bizarre Mummers Parade in Philadelphia - but I had never been in a big parade before Friday. I've never really known what to make of parades.

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  16. Black Friday Live: Thinner crowds, protests, beerRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Chico Enterprise-Record

    The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season has become a two-day affair, with more stores opening before people put down their turkey legs on Thanksgiving. There's good reason for the creep; businesses know shoppers will only spend so much, and they want the first crack at grabbing those holiday dollars.

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  17. Meet America's FIRST female executive: How in 1861, Margaret...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    Meet America's FIRST female executive: How in 1861, Margaret Getchell helped turn Macy's into the 'world's largest store' Margaret Getchell, then 22, quit her job as a schoolteacher to join Macy's as a clerk in 1861 when it was still a small struggling fabric store Her aptitude for numbers and innovative sales tactics earned her a promotion to become America's first female executive After four years under Ms Getchell's stewardship, Macy's tripled in size and became the country's first modern department store She was later asked to surrender her salary after her husband was made a partner, and the couple went on to have six children Perhaps it is no coincidence that Macy's - America's first modern department store and at one point the world's largest - was also the first known retailer in U.S. history to employ a female executive.

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  18. Police shooter will not apologise to grieving familyRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Maryam Said gets her point across during protests in New York yesterday over the decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting Michael Brown. Photo / AP Brown's parents expressed their anger after Wilson said he had a clean conscience and would change nothing about his actions on the day he killed their son in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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  19. Hometown South PinellasRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    Ben Cortez, left, Bob Allen and William Sweeney were the winners of the Voice of Largo Talent Show on Nov. 6. 3 take top honors in voice competition : The Largo Community Center held its Voice of Largo Talent Show on Nov. 6 with performances by the top 12 finalists from throughout Pinellas County. Ben Cortez won first place singing I Love the Way You Love Me , Bob Allen won second place singing New York, New York and William Sweeney won third place with You Gave Me a Mountain .

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  20. Why Macy's CEO Opted for an Earlier Black Friday on Thanksgiving DayRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | TheStreet.com

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