Shoppers hunt for deals at the Bull Ring in Birmingham on Black Friday. Photograph: Rui Vieria/PA. Press Association. Saturday 28 November 2015 03.33 EST Last modified on Saturday 28 November 2015 03.36 EST.
A former HSBC bank employee, who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been jailed for five years. Herve Falciani, who worked for the company's Geneva private bank, was convicted of aggravated industrial espionage.
Young people struggling to save for their first home are now being offered a help-to-buy Isa, which comes with a tax-free handout from the government.
Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs over flat-screen TVs.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.9 points, or 0.08 percent, to 17,798.49, the S&P 500 gained 1.24 points, or 0.06 percent, to 2,090.11 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.38 points, or 0.22 percent, to 5,127.53.