Walmart deals begin at 12:01am on Thanksgiving

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The markets extended its losses during the midday with the Dow plummeting 205 points to 23,358. Nasdaq plunged 86 points to 6,702.


Following the lead of rival retailers, Walmart has unveiled its Black Friday deals that will begin on Thanksgiving. Online deals will be available at 12:01am on Thanksgiving while brick and mortar stores will open at 6pm. Deals include Xbox One S Console Bundle for $249, Samsung 65" Class Curved 4K Smart TV for $998, Google Home Mini for $29, and Roku Streaming Stick Plus for $48.


Facebook introduced its new Facebook Community Boost program that will help small businesses increase their digital and social media presence. The program will teach entrepreneurs and nonprofits in 30 cities across the nation how to use Facebook to promote their businesses. There are an estimated 30 million small businesses operating in the country and most do not have a digital presence or digital marketing strategy.


Starbucks announced that two new drinks will join its holiday menu. The Toasted White Chocolate Mocha and the Chestnut Praline Chai Tea Latte will be available in the U.S. and Canada in hot or cold form. They will join holiday favorites Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brûlée Latte, Gingerbread Latte, Eggnog Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Holiday Spice Flat White and Teavana Joy Brewed Tea.


In the broad market, declining issues outpaced advancers by a margin of 2 to 1 on the NYSE and by more than 5 to 3 on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 tumbled 21 points to 2,572. Bitcoin plunged $212 to $7,188.


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