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US fast-food workers rally for higher minimum wage

Dec 06, 2013

US fast-food workers rally for higher minimum wage

Fast-food workers in hundreds of cities across the United States kicked off a day of strikes and rallies on Thursday to demand a higher minimum wage. The largest job actions were expected in New York and Washington, organisers said. #McDonald's #New York City #Fast food #Black Friday #Thanksgiving #Minimum wage #Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum
Did smarter shopping, more cautious consumers kill Black Friday?

Dec 06, 2013

Did smarter shopping, more cautious consumers kill Black Friday?

Shopping at Walmart stores across the United States reached a fever pitch at 6 pm Thanksgiving Day, when employees across the United States ripped the plastic off doorbuster displays of heavily discounted merchandise. #Shopping #US #Wal-Mart #retail #Black Friday #Thanksgiving #Cyber Monday #Best Buy #retalmenot.com #pricegrabber #National Retail Federation
US stocks mixed on disappointing holiday sales

Dec 03, 2013

US stocks mixed on disappointing holiday sales

Investors pulled out of specialty retailers and chain stores alike. Urban Outfitters fell $1.14, or 2.9 percent, to $37.88. Coach fell $1.31, or 2.3 percent, $56.59. Target fell 83 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $63.10. #Standard & Poor's #Dow Chemicals #US Stocks #Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving spends dip 2.9%; retailers hinge hopes on Cyber Monday

Dec 03, 2013

Thanksgiving spends dip 2.9%; retailers hinge hopes on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday comes after retailers' failed efforts to boost spending during the holiday weekend. But The National Retail Federation predicts that spending fell for the first time ever, down 2.9 percent to $57.4 billion, during the four days that ended Sunday. #US #Technology #consumer goods #Sales #Thanksgiving #Cyber Monday
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Nov 29, 2013

Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Barack Obama gives the presidential pardon to a turkey and keeps it away from the buffet table; the homeless are fed and the parade takes over the New York skyline this Thanksgiving #Barack Obama #Charity #Turkey #New York #Thanksgiving #Macys parade

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Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Aug 28, 2014

It's Labor Day Weekend. Start Making Your Thanksgiving And Christmas Travel Plans

In most peoples' minds, Labor Day spells the official end to summer. And, while some would rather concentrate on the beach, others are already calculating the cost of their Thanksgiving and Christmas season travel plans...
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Aug 25, 2014

The murky world of hostage negotiations: is the price ever right?

Hostage-taking is big business for the pirates and terrorists who increasingly use it as a lucrative source of revenue. But, more surprisingly, business is also booming for risk management experts trying to counter it and western insurance companies ... #Syria #United States #Iraq
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Aug 12, 2014

Judge sentences sex offender after girlfriend turns him in

Among other things, the girlfriend told police that on Thanksgiving Day, Zaiter, 39, of Cleveland, stabbed her cat with a samurai sword... #Syria #United States #Iraq
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