Kansas City Enjoys Black Friday Comeback Amid COVID Stock Crash

The return of cowtown holiday shoppers isn't so happy as stocks take a notable tumble and word of a deadly new plauge variant causes concern across the globe.

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This isn't TKC making a prediction but merely a glimpse at the way headlines are leading us. 

Sadly, political protest and voter push back might not prevent the inevitable pandemic resurgence.

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COVID never really stopped killing people and the numbers from Europe and discoveries in South Africa are setting off alarms amongst the smart money . . . Despite today's shopping spree.

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The in-person Black Friday shopping crowd is back in the KC metro

INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) -- The in-person Black Friday deals are back, and so are the crowds. Nationally, Black Friday shopping crowds are expected to be at or near pre-pandemic levels, despite many retailers spreading out their holiday deals. In the Kansas City area, the Bass Pro Shop in Independence off of Interstate 70 saw long lines and large crowds on Friday.

U.S. stock market's COVID selloff puts these potential pullback lows in focus: analyst

With U.S. stocks suffering a sharp, Black Friday selloff following the discovery of a fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, chart watchers are attempting to gauge just how deep any pullback could get.

Covid: Shares hit as new variant rattles investors

Stock markets across the world have fallen sharply after the discovery of a new Covid variant raised fears over the economic recovery. In London, the FTSE 100 share index dropped by 2.6%, while markets in Germany and France also declined following overnight falls in Asia.

European shares set for worst sell-off in a year as virus scare grips

European stocks were set for their worst session in more than year on Friday, as reports of a newly identified and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant stoked fears of a fresh hit to global economy and drove investors out of riskier assets.

What's Nu? Here's what we know and don't know about the new COVID variant that's roiling markets and air travel

The highly-mutated variant was first identified in South Africa, and is already in Europe.

Stocks tumble as fears over new Covid-19 variant grip global markets

Wall Street is in a frenzy on Black Friday as stocks around the world tumbled in the face of a new Covid-19 variant.

Black Friday 2021 Live Updates: Bargain hunters to turn out at stores even as pandemic fears reignite

The holiday shopping season is about to kick into high gear. With the price of toys, clothes and other popular gifts on the rise, retailers are expecting to welcome bigger crowds on Black Friday, a day known for its discounts, even as the Covid-19 pandemic remains top of mind.

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