TORONTO - An uptick in the price of gold helped boost the Toronto stock market to a higher close, while U.S. markets finished lower following indications of a relatively tepid start to the holiday shopping season.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares edged up on Tuesday, as investors awaited Chinese factory surveys later in the session amid persistent concerns about cooling growth in the world's second-biggest economy.
This year's "Cyber Monday" is set to be the biggest online shopping day in history, Adobe predicts. With data from thousands of retailers still flowing in, the company believes Monday's total online spending will be $2.98 billion.
The truck driver and farm owner involved in the complaint against animal rights activist Anita Krajnc insist they have no objection to her protesting in support of her cause.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. shoppers seeking to avoid the holiday crowds at bricks-and-mortar stores and snare deals on Cyber Monday came face-to-face with traffic jams and product sellouts, with some customers of Target Corp forced to wait in a virtual line.