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Ozzie Smith and Budweiser Want to Make Opening Day a National Holiday

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser Want to Make Opening Day a National Holiday

By Erika Watts February 26, 2014

The White House’s We the People website is no stranger to odd petitions. After all, it was just last month when the White House was petitioned to allow beer drones for easy beer delivery and to deport Justin Bieber. Now, …

Thanksgiving Storm Threatens Travelers Thanksgiving Storm Threatens Travelers

The holidays are in full swing and, like every other year, travelers will be heading all across the United States to visit families. This year, however, a major storm will be a threat to those travelers, both driving and flying. …

Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year Town’s Giant Mushroom to be Dropped for New Year

Times Square in New York City has been home to the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop since 1907, 104 years total. (The ball did not drop in 1942-43 due to WWII blackouts.) Thousands of people from all over the …

Holiday Dresses: It's Time To Shop Ladies Holiday Dresses: It's Time To Shop Ladies

It’s that time of year again! So many holidays are just around the corner, and with that comes all the holiday parties. The L’Wren Scott collaboration with Banana Republic has many a lady thinking what she’ll be wearing to her …

Christmas Cards, Holiday Mail for Heroes Christmas Cards, Holiday Mail for Heroes

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Some may be wondering whether mailing Christmas cards is even worth it this year. Isn’t that the purpose of email and electronic Christmas cards, after all? However, for students at Spring Hill Elementary School, there is no doubt about the …

Rosh Hashanah The Beginning of The Year Rosh Hashanah The Beginning of The Year

A new year begins when the sun sets today. Rosh Hashanah is the famous Jewish holiday that literally marks the “head/first of the year” and symbolizes a period of reflection and hope for achieving personal improvements to live a renewed …

Groundhog Day Prediction to be Streamed Live Online Groundhog Day Prediction to be Streamed Live Online

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Everyone snowed-in and sick of winter will be happy to learn that the yearly Groundhog Day prediction in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania will be live-streamed online this year. The Pennsylvania tourism website will stream Punxsutawney Phil’s annual “prognostication” from this website. The …

St. Patrick's Day Google Doodle Celebrates Culture St. Patrick's Day Google Doodle Celebrates Culture
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It won’t be St. Patrick’s Day in the Western world until tomorrow, but our friends in Australia are already getting to celebrate the only holiday that actually encourages people to drink until they’re sick. The Google Doodle celebrating the holiday …

Is Cyber Monday Still A Factor In The Holiday Shopping Season?

So many of the traditions we adhere to and enjoy during the holiday season is based on myth. Santa Claus (hope no kids are reading this), mistletoe dates back to Celtic mythology, and if many people on the internet have their way Cyber Monday could join the list.

Will you shop online during Cyber Monday? …
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Circuit City Goes Bankrupt

Just last week Circuit City announced the closing of 155 stores which meant 155 fewer music stores.  Today the retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  According to the Associated Press:

Holiday Online Retail Cracked $29 Billion

Non-travel spending during the 2007 holidays reached $29.2 billion despite a slow start in November.

Online Holiday Spending Reaches $22 Billion

Online holiday spending between November 1 and December 14 increased 18 percent compared to the same time period last year reaching $22 billion according to comScore.

Monday, December 10 reached $881 million in sales (up33 percent versus last year), registering as the heaviest online spending day of the season and the heaviest online spending day on record.

Price Or Convenience? Maybe Both

Last month Nielsen Online released the results of survey suggesting that online shoppers prefer the convenience of online shopping as their main reason for participating.

This month, another survey says that price is the most important factor.

Price Drives Online Holiday Shoppers

Price and free shipping are on the minds of online holiday shoppers this season. Forty-three percent said price was the most important factor and 18 percent cited free shipping, according to a recent survey by Synovate of Chicago for Guidance.

Ugg, Wii Obsess Holiday Searchers
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The scarce Nintendo Wii ranked as the most searched-for item during the holidays, while Ugg boots drew the most luxury item queries.

Gen-Y Favor Electronics This Holiday Season

The majority of Generation-Y (70%) said they will shop both online and at retail stores this holiday season, according to a survey from market researcher Peanut Labs.

Web Retailers Keep Holiday Shoppers Merry

Holiday shoppers report higher satisfaction with the online shopping experience this week compared to both last week and last year, according to the ForeSee Results Holiday Retail Benchmark.