1) Shopper turnout hit record high over Black Friday weekend, retail trade group says.


A record number of holiday shoppers – 196.7 million – flocked back to stores and hunted for deals from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation.


2) HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its business in Canada to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in cash.


3) USMNT advances to World Cup knockout stage with hard-fought victory over Iran.


4) The 10 best books of 2022 By Washington Post Editors and Reviewers.


《Afterlives》,《Demon Copperhead》,《Mecca》,《Trust》,《Young Mungo》,《Constructing a Nervous System》,《G-Man: J Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century》,《The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change》,《Stay True》,《Weapons of Mass Delusion: When the Republican Party Lost Its Mind》。

5) Sony steps into the Metaverse with the 'Mocopi' motion tracking system.


Sony has launched an interesting product called Mocopi, consisting of six motion-tracking bands worn on your hands, feet, back and head, with a price of 49,500 yen (about $358). The aim is to let you track your body to create videos or operate avatars in real time with metaverse apps like VRChat. It even offers an SDK that lets you import motion data into 3D animation apps.


6) The Weeknd has donated a sum of $5m (around £4.1m) to charity after raising money from his US tour.

歌手威肯(The Weeknd)通過在美國的巡迴演出籌集資金,捐了500萬美元給慈善機構。

The singer donated the money to the World Food Programme USA, of which he is a U.N. World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador.