Investors yanked money out of stocks Thursday after new reports from the U.S. and China pointed to a sharp slowdown in manufacturing. Losses in energy and materials companies led a widespread rout on the stock market.
Watch out, Cyber Monday: Green Monday is gaining traction with shoppers. Consumers flexed their thumb-shopping muscles on Dec. 12, Green Monday -- the second Monday in December that's become another big day for online holiday shopping.
Next week will bring Wall Street headlines about retail earnings and newly public Chinese firms, as well as quarterly reports from News Corp., SodaStream, Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts and Take-Two Interactive.