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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

Jun 12, 2014

PayPal launches 'PassPort' site to help merchants seize a growing overseas market

PayPal is offering a new educational resource to help merchants worldwide get more use out of its payments service. The company Thursday launched “ PassPort ,” a free site that provides information and tools to small businesses on country-specific cu... #China #PayPal
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Jul 04, 2014

Black people were denied vanilla ice cream in the Jim Crow south except on Independence Day

One result of legalized racism in America was this strange limit, which helped teach kids the rules of a segregated society By custom rather than by law, black folks were best off if they weren't caught eating vanilla ice cream in public in the Jim C... #Washington, D.C. #Maya Angelou #United States
Photos: Heartwarming images from Thanksgiving celebrations in the US

Jun 28, 2014

Miniatures maker is a master at recreating iconic New York scenes

By his own account, Don Sadowsky was a model child -- a boy with a love of building models and a knack for it. "I'd make log cabins out of straws. I'd sit at the kitchen table, and my mother would give me all these straws, and I'd lay them one on top... #Macy's #Eiffel Tower #New York (state)