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This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (November 25, 2017).

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The S&P 500 closed above 2600 for the first time, the Nasdaq set a record and the Dow rose 31.81 points to 23557.99. All three indexes have posted double-digit percentage gains this year and many analysts are optimistic the rally can continue.

Many retailers found themselves in unexpectedly good shape on Black Friday, with pared-down inventories and less need to slash prices.

Shares of Macy's, Kohl's and Gap rose and Amazon hit a new high, but some retailers' stocks were left behind.

Mitsubishi Materials said a subsidiary knew that workers were tampering with quality data on parts but continued to ship them.

Unilever has kicked off the search for a new CEO to succeed Polman.

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Some YouTube advertisers suspended their commercials after their ads showed up next to videos that appeared to attract pedophiles.

Clariant rejected many of its largest shareholder's demands, escalating a battle with activist investors.

Dish said it reached a carriage accord with CBS, ending a three-day blackout.

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November 25, 2017 02:47 ET (07:47 GMT)