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More people use ‘buy now, pay later’ for holiday shopping, but experts say that’s a double-edged sword and Black Friday suffers the ill wind of high prices and economic worries

Hi MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Black Friday dilemma: More people use ‘buy now, pay later’ for holiday shopping, but experts say that’s a double-edged sword ‘Buy now, pay later’ offers a new spin on the concept of layaway, which has become increasingly popular among younger, cash-strapped consumers. Read More ‘Most economists are predicting …

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Apple faces more iPhone supply woes on Foxconn unrest

Wedbush Securities said Friday that iPhone shortages have gotten worse in the past week, even as protests continue at Foxconn, which builds the smart phones for Apple Inc. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives on Friday reiterated an outperform rating and $200 price target on Apple AAPL, -1.96% but said his analysis of iPhone 14 Pro shortages …

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Bond markets hold steady in shortened post-Thanksgiving session

US bond yields were mostly steady on Friday, as investors continued to ponder recent economic data and the latest Federal Reserve minutes. The post-Thanksgiving session will also be a shortened one. What’s happening? The yield on the 2-year Treasury note TMUBMUSD02Y, 4.483% was steady at 4.484% from 4.481% on Wednesday. The yield on the 10-year …

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Beyond Meat’s Very Real Problems: Slumping Sausages, Mounting Losses

Beyond Meat Inc. was moving into its new 300,000-square-foot headquarters in the Los Angeles area last month when it laid off about one-fifth of its workforce, the second round this year. Ethan Brown, the company’s chief executive and founder, assured employees at a town hall a day later that a more focused version of his …

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Is the stock market open on Black Friday? Thanksgiving week trading hours for major assets.

It’s going to be a short week on Wall Street. US stock exchanges will be closed for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 24, and will reopen the next day only for an abbreviated session on Black Friday, with trading ending at 1 pm Eastern on Nov. 25. The roughly $53 billion US bond market follows …

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Rising Interest Rates Put Small Business Owners’ Plans on Hold

Listen to the article (2 minutes) Add rising interest rates to the challenges that small businesses are already grappling with, including inflation, labor shortages and strained supply chains. Some small businesses are cutting back on borrowing, paying down debt or delaying expansion plans as interest rates rise. Others worry that rising rates will boost prices …

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GameStop’s Ryan Cohen Wants to Be More Than a Meme-Stock King

Ryan Cohen is the face of an investing revolution that captivated amateur traders, punished Wall Street and favored memes over fundamentals. Many of his other bets belong to a more conservative playbook. The 37-year-old billionaire, who made his fortune with an online pet retailer Chewy Inc., gained fame during a period of market frenzy last …

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