WASHINGTON— Black Friday shopping is shifting from hours spent in line to more time online. Sales at retail stores on Black Friday fell to $10.4 billion this year, down from $11.6 billion in 2014, according to preliminary figures from research firm ShopperTrak. And sales on Thanksgiving dropped to $1.8 billion from just over $2 billion.
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Some of Thursday's midday movers:
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Some of Tuesday's midday movers:
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Some of Monday's midday movers:
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The pet insurance sector is growing, as pet medical costs rise and more employers offer pet care insurance. Even Wal-Mart has entered the pet health insurance business.
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