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blackfridaytv-584.jpgPeople shop for electronics during Black Friday sales at the Best Buy store in Westbury, N. Y. on Friday. Bargain hunters flocked to U.S. stores late Thursday and overnight Friday. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

2011's Black Friday frenzy in the U.S., which included at least two shootings and the use of pepper spray on customers in separate incidents, topped the most-viewed stories on Here's a rundown of today's top business-related stories.

1) Black Friday shoppers shot, pepper-sprayed
Black Friday, the biggest U.S. shopping day, has taken some unfortunate turns -- with at least two shootings and a pepper-spray incident that injured 20 shoppers.
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2) Flaherty calls Europe's debt woes 'dire'
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty urged European leaders to find a solution to their debt crisis quickly, or risk further harm to the global economy.
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3) Occupy Christmas campaign targets holiday shopping
After a clarion call that brought thousands of people flocking to protests around the world, the Canadian magazine that touched off the international Occupy movement is sending its disciples to a new destination: the shopping mall.
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4) N.L. oil rig damaged by supply ship
A supply ship struck an oil rig off the coast of Newfoundland Thursday, putting a four-to-five-metre hole in one of the rig's eight columns.
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5) Leafs majority owner keeps its stake in company
The Ontario Teachers Pension Plan says it has decided to keep its majority interest in the company that owns the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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