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Black Friday sales lukewarm as shoppers look for deals

Adobe estimates that this Black Friday phones and tablets were used to make $1.2 billion of purchases via phones and tablets, marking a 33% increase over past year and also the first billion-dollar mobile shopping day in America. But we will have to wait to find out if today breaks a new record. Once all the receipts are in, customers look to have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down almost 3.5 percent from a year ago, based on a survey by the National Retail ... Read More »

Black Friday sales lukewarm as shoppers look for deals

Adobe estimates that this Black Friday phones and tablets were used to make $1.2 billion of purchases via phones and tablets, marking a 33% increase over past year and also the first billion-dollar mobile shopping day in America. But we will have to wait to find out if today breaks a new record. Once all the receipts are in, customers look to have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down almost 3.5 percent from a year ago, based on a survey by the National Retail ... Read More »

US Black Friday online sales total reaches a record $3.34 billion

That was apparent on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, as shoppers were careful about what deals they'd jump at and retailers pushed different ways to connect with customers. Black Friday 2016 became a successful shopping event better than a year ago. "In fact, over one-third of shoppers said 100 per cent of their purchases were on sale", he said. Read More »

Black Friday 2016: More shoppers, less spending

That's also an increase of almost a $1 billion from just two years ago. Sales through mobile devices totaled USD1.2 billion, or 36 percent of all online sales for the day and an increase of 33 percent over the same day of previous year. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and eBay all recorded substantially higher mobile traffic and sales. Sales over the Thanksgiving holiday, which extends into so-called Cyber Monday , are a good indicator of the health of USA consumer spending. Read More »

Indiana Vs. North Carolina Live Stream

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Now the Hoosiers are scoring 89 points per game while allowing 70 points. IN would keep it around that 12-point deficit for the Tar Heels until about the 5:45 mark when UNC hit a 9-1 run to cut it back to a four point game, 61-57, for the first time since early in the first half. Read More »

Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow

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Letters to the North Pole are being collected in a special mailbox near the hotel entrance and local children and hotel guests are encouraged to participate in this annual tradition to help kick off the holiday season. Unfortunately, mailed letters addressed to Santa invariably wound up at the Dead Letter Office, where they were eventually disposed of. "The effort earned accolades from the press, public and celebrities including John Barrymore and Mary Pickford". Read More »

Cyber Monday transforms as shoppers are more connected

Retailers were on track to pull down $3.36 billion online on Monday, which would just barely edge out the $3.34 billion spent Friday. According to Amazon , the top-selling item so far from the Thanksgiving, Black Friday , and Cyber Monday sale is its own Echo dot speaker which is priced at only $39.99 as part of its Cyber Monday deal. Read More »

Now you can play Pac-Man, Galaga on Facebook Messenger

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You can then choose a game to play, and it will start right there in the app. Once you're finished playing, the game will post your score to the conversation, challenging those involved to see if they can beat your score. Just like you can in the Messenger app, you'll be able to browse titles and instantly play. The feature also provides opportunities to game developers, according to Ernestine Fu, co-founder of Silicon Valley-based Blackstorm Labs. Read More »

Patagonia donating its $10M in Black Friday sales to charity

The president-elect has written off climate change as a "hoax" and plans to do away with several of the initiatives President Obama has taken in his tenure to control global warming and decrease gas emissions. Since 2002, the network says it has generated more than $150 million to fuel the work of our incredible nonprofit partners around the world. The organisation's members have given more than US$ 150 million to environmental non-profits to date. Read More »

Noel Tata among top names for Tata Sons chairman

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However, IiAS said its voting recommendation is not an endorsement of Cyrus Mistry's removal from the chairpersonship of Tata Sons . He once again reiterated his threat to start legal proceedings against Tata Sons to protect his interests. Read More »

Virgin Media plays catch-up on TV with V6 set-top box overhaul

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It is based on TiVo software that is said to provide lagless menu navigation and is compatible with other TiVo boxes. Virgin also says that you'll be able to stream "selected recordings" from the box to a mobile or tablet. There is a one-off fee of £99.95 and it's available for customers on Mix bundles or higher. A range of box sets, as well as live TV, will also be available out-of-home over a Wi-Fi connection, along the ability to remotely set, cancel and delete recordings on the Virgin TV ... Read More »

South Korea president accepts justice minister's resignation

Yang Duk-Joon, 53, said he and other farmers had taken a bus from the southern provincial city of Muan to join the protest. Police said some 25,000 officers were deployed to control the rally. Riot police troops and protesters engage in a shoving match as the protesters attempt to march toward the presidential Blue House during a rally demanding the resignation of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye in central Seoul on November 26, 2016. Read More »

Where Is Tesla Motors Stock Headed Post SolarCity Merger?

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Number of analysts are covering this stock and now stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 14 analysts of Thomson Reuters, 6 analysts given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. They now have a United States dollars 108 price target on the stock. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 281,004 shares of the electric vehicle producer's stock valued at $57,333,000 after buying an additional 239,600 shares during the period. Read More »

Canada economy rebounds in 3rd quarter as exports gain

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The gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9% compared to a drop of 0.3% in the second quarter of 2016. Growth was driven by a 6.1 per cent increase in the energy sector, following a 5.1 per cent decline in the second quarter as a result of the Fort McMurray wildfires. Read More »

Dreamworld to reopen December 10

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The Thunder River Rapids ride, in which four people died when a raft overturned on October 25, will never reopen. Ardent Leisure had originally wanted to reopen the theme park just days after the tragedy, but were forced by Queensland police to call it off due to their ongoing investigations. Read More »

After ATMs, now banks in Delhi run out of cash

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Many banks have made "SOS calls" to the Reserve Bank for additional cash for the first few days of December to meet the initial rush of people, already worn out standing in unending queues to exchange/deposit old notes and make limited withdrawals over the past three weeks after the demonetisation was announced on November 8. Read More »

Workers at O'Hare airport expected to strike over wages

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The date marks the fourth anniversary of the first "Fight for $15" strike, of McDonald's employees in New York City. Rivera and her co-workers earn $10.50 an hour, minimum wage in Chicago , which Rivera said was not enough to raise her family and pursue an education. Read More »

World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

Though Morano has lived in Pallanza for 30 years, numerous townspeople have never seen her and are familiar with her only through television. At 117 years of age, Emma is now the oldest person in the world and is believed to be the last surviving p. Read More »

Jio to lead 4G revolution in key markets like India: IDC

Escalating the fight against rival telcos, Reliance Jio Infocomm has filed a complaint against Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular for not providing points of interconnect (PoIs) required for calls to go through. Reliance Jio has signed up an average of 6 lakh subscribers a day, which is a globally unprecedented feat for any customer-facing company including the likes of Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype. Read More »

Zimbabwe launches "bond notes" currency in bid to ease cash crunch

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President Robert Mugabe's government introduced the bond notes despite warnings from economists that the new currency will fuel hyperinflation and worsen an economy that has struggled since the turn of the century. The other currencies in the country's multi-currency basket are the USA dollar, British pound, Euro, Australian dollar, Chinese yuan, Indian rupee, Japanese yen, South African rand and Botswana pula. Read More »

The pound is sliding ahead of the government's Autumn Statement

Following slightly better than expected growth this year, gross domestic product was expected to expand by just 1.4 per cent in 2017. Philip Hammond has admitted the Brexit vote's blow to the economy would force the government to borrow £122bn more than hoped as he pushed back government plans to balance the books in his Autumn Statement. Read More »

Hurricane Otto heads for Nicaragua & Costa Rica

At 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the National Hurricane Center determined Otto's maximum sustained winds were up to 75 miles per hour, which is the minimum criteria to be classified as a hurricane. Otto is moving slowly west-northwestward, and is now less than 250 miles east of the coast of Nicaragua , as of Wednesday morning. Graves said that given the uncertainty in the forecast, he will wait until after the 2100 UTC NHC advisory to decide on the Net's activation status. Read More »

Unaccounted deposits to attract 50% tax, 4 yr lock-in period

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In this regard, if the amount of cash deposited in a bank is declared by the assessee in his return and applicable taxes are paid, there can be no penalty under section 270A. The government is surprised to find a sudden surge in certain deposits with banks after the demonetisation move was announced on November 8 that banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 denomination notes. Read More »

Trump admits 'some connectivity' between climate change and human activity

He said he is considering "how much it will cost our companies" and the effect on American competitiveness in the global market, according to a tweet from Grynbaum. In Trump's discussion with the Times , Trump said he is also keeping his mind open about whether global warming is mainly due to human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, or other causes . Read More »

Thousands of students carry protests against Trump into second week

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In the NY tri-state area, students at numerous NY and New Jersey universities joined in protest . School system spokesman Michael Doerrer says administrators have reported an uptick since the election in hurtful remarks about immigration, deportation and the wall that the Republican president-elect has pledged to build along the U.S. Read More »