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Stocks move mostly higher as big dividend payers jump

Stocks are slightly higher Friday thanks to gains for companies that pay large dividends. Investors who want income are buying shares of real estate and phone companies and household goods retailers as bond yields fall. The drop in bond yields is also affecting banks, which are slipping after a huge rally over the last few weeks. The Dow Jones industrial average, which closed at a record high a day ago, is down slightly.

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A lighthearted look at Black Friday madness

More than 90 million people take advantage of Black Friday deals, undeterred by the fact that more people are injured or killed in shopping-related accidents than by sharks each year. Here’s a lighthearted look at the madness of Black Friday shopping at stores nationwide.
Nicole L. Cvetnic and Meta Viers McClatchy
A lighthearted look at Black Friday madness 1:57

A lighthearted look at Black Friday madness

Zane Burger opens traditional Fairhaven drive-in 1:04

Zane Burger opens traditional Fairhaven drive-in

A look inside Whole Foods Market before grand opening in Bellingham 1:41

A look inside Whole Foods Market before grand opening in Bellingham

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Watch a shopping cart tour of Whole Foods Market before it opens in Bellingham

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