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Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped. Even Macy's Inc's flagship store in New York City opened then for the first time in its 155- year history, at 8 p.m. Some U.S. shoppers played along, hitting the Internet and stores on Thanksgiving.
Skariachan NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. retailers' controversial choice to kick off the U.S. holiday shopping season early, on Thanksgiving, may not pay off as much as they had hoped.
The Nasdaq got a boost from the technology sector, with Apple up 1.9 percent at $556.07, Microsoft Corp up 1.4 percent at $38.13 and Amazon Inc up 1.8 percent at $393.62. We wouldn't be shocked at all to see the small and mid-cap names lag a little bit, "said Ryan Detrick, senior technical strategist with Schaeffer's Investment Research, in Cincinnati.
Sales that began Thursday continued through Friday. Many people complained about the early start, but still they went out shopping anyway.
U.S. stocks on Friday tallied a third month of gains.
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Jay Henderson, IBM Smarter Commerce, sees really strong performance for online retailers this holiday season. Henderson reports 19 percent growth on Thanksgiving Day for online sales alone.
The "Closing Bell" team gauges the Black Friday pulse with shoppers at the Short Hills Mall in New Jersey.
*Markets closing at 1 p.m.; volume expected to be light. NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday, with investors wary of making big bets in a short post-holiday session, though the S&P 500 is set for its longest weekly winning streak in 10 years.
*Markets closing at 1 p.m., trading expected to be light. NEW YORK, Nov 29- U.S. stocks edged higher at the open on Friday, with investors reluctant to make big bets in an abbreviated session, though major indexes remained on track for their third straight month of strong gains.
Neely Tamminga, a managing director at Piper Jaffray, thinks consumers might actually open their wallets this holiday season.
FRANKFURT, Nov 27- Germany's biggest tech company, SAP, has rejected calls by domestic politicians for European IT firms to band together to better compete against U.S. tech groups in the wake of spying allegations.
The 2013 holiday shopping season may end up being remembered for its sharp discounts.
BEIJING, Nov 27- Microsoft Corp. has made it harder to monitor calls and chats over its Skype phone service in China, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, as the Chinese government steps up censorship of the Internet.
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CHATHAM, N.J./ LOS ANGELES/ WHITE PLAINS, NY, Nov 27- T he 2013 holiday shopping season may end up being remembered for its ugly sweaters and, for many retailers, even uglier discounts.
The new PlayStation and Xbox are highly sought after this Christmas. But these devices don't come cheap, for the consumer or the manufacturer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Hewlett-Packard Co beat revenue forecasts as sales growth in its enterprise group inspired cautious optimism about the company's turnaround plan, and its shares rallied more than 7 percent.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Activist investor Carl Icahn will sell all his shares in Take-Two Interactive Software Inc back to the videogame company, netting a fat return on his investment in the "Grand Theft Auto" publisher.