U.S. stocks ended the day with modest losses, with benchmarks finishing just shy of record highs. The Dow traded down as much as 98 points in the morning session, but jumped to intraday records after a Bloomberg report raised fresh hopes about European Central Bank stimulus plans. Still, all five U.S. major indices ended the day in the red.
Mazda joined the list of big automakers expanding their recall of vehicles containing potentially faulty Takata airbags -- this is something U.S. safety regulators have been calling for, but so far, Japanese auto-parts maker Takata has resisted.
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Want to know what to invest in? How about looking at the logos on popular jackets and boots. Columbia Sportswear brand had been around for decades -- its shares are up more than 30% over the past year. CEO Tim Boyle tells FOX Business that he was thrilled with Black Friday sales. Head to FOXBusiness.com/OnCall to hear more and find out about brand new Columbia stores opening across the nation.
Same-store sales rose 4.3% in November, but Black Friday sales missed the mark. NPD Chief Industry Analyst Marshal Cohen joined FBN and said that Black Friday is no longer a 24-hour sprint, but a month-long marathon. Head to FOXBusiness.com/OnCall to hear who he thinks will be this holiday season's retail winners and losers.
Tomorrow is the highly-anticipated November jobs report. Economists expect 230,000 new jobs added. Will we get there and will it be enough to push the Dow over the 18,000 threshold?
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