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Holiday Pressure: November Comp Sales Disappointing

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New York— Black Friday creep—expanding sales and promotions beyond the traditional one the Friday after Thanksgiving—may have had an unintentional effect. Consumers may be lured in by promotions but purchasing isn’t as strong as hoped for. According to several metrics, November comparable store sales were modest—actually decelerating from October increases. …

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After Selling Majority Stake, William Ackman Finally Departs JCPenney

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New York—After a controversial and often contentious tenure as JCPenney’s largest shareholder and member of its board of directors, William Ackman, activist investor behind Pershing Square Capital Management, has sold his stake in the retailer. According to documents filed Monday in a regulatory filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission …