As Walmart's US CEO Bill Simon took to morning TV on Black Friday to talk up the retailer's Thanksgiving sales, Twitter users followed a hashtag called #WalmartFights, showing violence at a handful of stores nationwide. Now, planned protests could worsen the situation.
Philanthropists are hoping to make today to goodwill and charity as big as Black Friday is to retailers. You might ask: 'What's in it for me?'. This morning, as I was emerging from Penn Station on my way to the office, I had an amazing experience. Show More Summary
A hearing is scheduled Friday morning for Ariel Castro, accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive in his Cleveland house for a decade. His lawyers have been negotiating with prosecutors for a possible plea bargain that would spare him the death penalty.
At a press conference in Brazil this morning, FIFA officials announced the pot allocations for next summer's World Cup. The draw will be held on Friday, but it's time to start imagining your groups of death, and how the U.S. is absolutely going to end up in one. Read more...
The turkey has hardly been digested from Thursday and a;ready we’re hearing reports about the staggering success of Thanksgiving and Black Friday retail sales. On Monday morning, IBM reported a 19.7 percent increase in Thanksgiving Day online sales this year as holiday shoppers once again went online for the best deals of the season. According […]
Because it’s tradition and because, well, there were calves to work, we had a big working Friday morning, the day after Thanksgiving. The good news was, we didn’t start till the late, late hour of 9:00 am…which is sort of like starting at noon on other days of the year. We drove out to the McCormick pasture and unloaded the horses… And everyone climbed on. …
Morning Money Memo… Are many shoppers becoming immune to marketing circulars and hype surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Walmart launched many of its Black Friday discounts early, and many retailers have declared today the start of Cyber Week. It’s not just Monday any more....
Good morning, good lookin'. Here the two things you need to know on Dec. 3.
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Social Media Isn’t as Good at Driving Sales as You Might Think (Daily Dot) In its annual study of online shopping trends, IBM has found that less than 1 percent of visits to online retailers come directly from social networks. Show More Summary
By Doug Short: The EURO STOXX 50 posted a modest loss of 0.30% for the day, and the U.S. indexes followed suit. The benchmark S&P 500 spent the morning hours fluttering around Friday's closing price despite a better-than-expected ISM Manufacturing Index manufacturing report. Show More Summary
by Alex Balk Because Lord knows you could probably use it as you start digging out from the long weekend this morning, enjoy the majesty of the Grand Canyon during a rare weather inversion on Friday. It really makes you think, right?...Show More Summary
Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. On Thanksgiving and Black Friday, retailers sent out 37% more push notifications on average than on a normal day during the last two months, according to IBM. Show More Summary
The end of any of the UNFCCC's Conference of the Parties (COP, for short) is always a blur. Overtime is the new normal, as talks that are supposed to wrap up on Friday routinely push into the early morning hours of Sunday. Negotiators...Show More Summary
On the morning after Thanksgiving, I woke up to one email that erased all of the "Black Friday" messages that were bombarding my inbox. The profound words of truth and light from Ari Nessel, the founder of The Pollination Project embodied the authentic essence of our nation's day of Giving Thanks. Show More Summary
I mentioned in my email on Friday that my inbox was FULL of holiday messages and Black Friday / Cyber Monday specials. I just returned from my weekend getaway this morning (which was tons of fun, by the way!!) and sat down to clean out my Gmail account...
Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: It’s Cyber Monday, of course, and the stats are rolling in for today and for Friday’s Black Friday shopping results. IBM (IBM) once again offered some stats, declaring that “Overall online sales from Thanksgiving through Sunday were up 14.5 percent in 2013 [...]
What are you reading this morning, Blue Jersey? Wage fairness & Black Friday protests Allison Kilkenny reports on the Secaucus protest at Walmart for The Nation and the arrests of 13 people, one of the largest Black Friday protests in the country. Show More Summary
> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at the retail theater that is Black Friday: Beware of bad Shopmas data! Here’s an excerpt from the column: “The news media aren’t any better. They breathlessly cover shopping as if it were an Olympic event. The big-box retailers play right...Read More
By Felix Salmon: Something of a milestone was reached very early in the morning of Friday, November 29, a time when most Americans were either sleeping off their Thanksgiving excesses or out seeking Black Friday bargains. At the endShow More Summary
After Nebraska’s loss to Iowa on Friday, Nebraska football fans were left to wonder whether the third Heroes Game was the last one with Bo Pelini in charge. Saturday morning, Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst ended that speculation...Show More Summary