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Economy

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know Black Friday deals in the USA are right around the corner. A year ago more people shopped online than in store during the Black Friday sales period, according to the National Retail Federation.
  • JC Penney is a bright spot among nation's retailers

    JC Penney is a bright spot among nation's retailers

    Economy

    Free cash flow: expected to be $200 million to $300 million. Since the start of the New Year, J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 2 of analysts who cover J. While the company will face a somewhat easier year-over-year comparison, that would still represent a significant break from the recent trend. Northcoast Research lowered J.C.
  • Walmart's Black Friday 2017 ad is out!

    Walmart's Black Friday 2017 ad is out!

    Economy

    New this year, Walmart is color-coding its departments in-store and in its circular so that shoppers can easily find what they're looking for in potentially large Black Friday crowds. It's beginning some online deals Thursday and plans to offer most of its Black Friday deals online starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving. Blu-ray movies start at $3.99 on Black Friday.
  • High levels of lead found in fidget spinners

    Economy

    The two products are the " Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Brass " and the " Fidget Wild Premium Spinner Metal ", which tested for 33,000 parts per million (ppm) and 1,300 ppm of lead, respectively. Fidget spinners have been marketed as a therapeutic tool to help stop "fidgeting" and maintain focus; they have even been banned in some schools because they have become a distraction in classrooms.
  • TripAdvisor flagging hotels with reported sexual assaults were reported

    TripAdvisor flagging hotels with reported sexual assaults were reported

    Economy

    Tripadvisor will issue the badge when it believes there is a current health, safety or discrimination issue relevant to travellers, as reported on by either our traveller community or by news media. Then, the next day, she saw a statement on LinkedIn from Steve Kaufer, CEO of TripAdvisor , saying the company was making improvements, was horrified at what had happened to Love and others and that travelers should be aware of the incidents.
  • Snap's stock is tanking after poor user growth and Spectacles spectacle

    Snap's stock is tanking after poor user growth and Spectacles spectacle

    Economy

    Disappointing results since the IPO have caused optimism to reach an all time low. They fell by 16pc as Wall Street reacted to Tuesday night's third quarter results , which revealed a sharp slowdown in user growth, continuing losses, and a $40m writedown on Spectacles , the camera-equipped sunglasses that it put on sale previous year.
  • Congress Grills Former CEOs of Yahoo & Equifax About Hacks

    Economy

    Mayer says Yahoo, which originally said only 1 billion accounts were affected, didn't find out about the hack until it got data from the government in 2016 and still hasn't figured out how it happened, though she says Russian intelligence officers have launched attacks on Yahoo systems.
  • SSE and Npower in talks to create new energy supplier

    SSE and Npower in talks to create new energy supplier

    Economy

    SSE said on Tuesday the talks were about merging its household energy supply and services business with Innogy's United Kingdom supply business npower , sending SSE shares more than 3 percent higher and Innogy's up 1.6 percent. "At first glance it's hard to see how the regulator would let this one through", said Neil Wilson, senior market analyst at ETX Capital. "The combined business would be listed and SSE would demerge its shares to its shareholders", SSE said.
  • Veterans Day free meals and discounts in the TN Valley

    Veterans Day free meals and discounts in the TN Valley

    Economy

    Offer good at Chipotle locations in the US only. For in-restaurant orders only; offer not valid for online, mobile, fax, or catering orders. Denny's: November 10 - Veterans get a free Grand Slam from 5 am to Noon at participating restaurants.
  • Chipmakers Intel and AMD announce historic partnership to better compete with Nvidia

    Chipmakers Intel and AMD announce historic partnership to better compete with Nvidia

    Economy

    AMD explains that it has "designed a semi-custom graphics processor unit (GPU) that will be integrated into a new Intel multi-chip processor package". Intel and AMD will collaborate to develop a chip powering the thin and lightweight laptops, which are fit for playing complex video-games. We had a good laugh seeing that Intel's PR is quoting AMD's Scott Herkelman, an ex-Nvidia Geforce guy.