In his first Autumn Budget, Philip Hammond delivered a speech clearly designed to distract from the dire economic news with a stream of jokes that were nearly as bad.
The John Lewis store on London's Oxford Street at 8am on Black Friday: few shoppers were evident. Photograph: Matthew Chattle/Rex/Shutterstock.
Mike Ashley has told Sports Direct board members to pay �11million he believes is owed to his brother. Ashley claims his older brother John has been underpaid millions for work he did while employed as the firm's head of IT.
The unofficial start of the holiday shopping season was this week, when many national retailers opened their doors and offered major sales.
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