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BC-Business News Digest

Business News at 6:30 p.m.

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NEW TO THIS DIGEST:

MASSACHUSETTS GAS EXPLOSION, BOX OFFICE.

UPDATES:

HOLIDAY-SHOPPING, BANGLADESH-FACTORY-FIRE, SPAIN-REGIONAL ELECTION, EGYPT

REMOVES:

SUPERSTORM-LOWER MANHATTAN

TOP STORIES

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

NEW YORK â¿¿ There's a saying that you can't please all of the people all of the time. But apparently you can if they're holiday shoppers. A survey released by the National Retail Federation on Sunday is showing that U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend. By Anne D'Innocaenzio

AP photos.

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US--CYBER MONDAY

NEW YORK â¿¿ Black Friday is a distant memory. Small Business Saturday is long gone. Now, it's Cyber Monday's turn. By Mae Anderson

SUPERSTORM-BLOCKING THE SEA

Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years. Prominent planners and builders say now is the time to think big to shield the city's core.

By Jeff Donn

AP Photos.

BANGLADESH-FACTORY-FIRE

DHAKA, Bangladesh â¿¿ Fire raced through a garment factory that supplies major retailers in the West, killing at least 112 people, many of whom were trapped by the flames because the eight-story building lacked emergency exits, an official said Sunday.

AP Photos.

US--NATURAL GAS VEHICLES

SCRANTON, Pa. â¿¿ If the trash truck or bus rolling down your street seems a little quieter these days, you're not imagining things. It's probably running on natural gas. By Michael Rubinkam

AP Photos.

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