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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
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Sep 29, 2014

President Higgins praises generosity of organ donors

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the generosity of organ donors, saying too many people die each year waiting for the transplantation of scarce organs. The President thanked donors and their families for providing the greatest possible... #Michael D Higgins #Dublin, Ireland
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Sep 30, 2014

Highway project on Northshore could be complete before Thanksgiving

The holiday shopping season isn't far away and some on the Northshore fear a slow-moving road construction project could once again, impact their business... #Michael D Higgins #Dublin, Ireland