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  1. Business - Economy

    US Thanksgiving weekend retail sales dip as online spending jumps

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:12am by Reuters in New York

    ... was expected to reach US$57.4 billion for the four-day period – which includes Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year – down 2.8 per cent from US$59.1 billion over the same weekend last ... and Black Friday, outpacing sales growth at brick-and-mortar stores. ComScore has forecast a 16 per cent jump in online sales for the season, helped by greater use of mobile devices. Retailers ...

  2. News - World

    US$1b record set by US shoppers for online Black Friday sales

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York US$1b record set for online Black Friday sales US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping US$1 billion in online sales in a single day. The four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend is the kick-off to the US holiday shopping season, and Black Friday has long been considered the critical day ...

  3. News - World - RETAILING

    Black Friday bargain hunt marked by shootings and brawls in United States

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by AP, AFP, NYT

    ... mark Black Friday bargain frenzy Punch-ups, a stabbing and two shootings marked Black Friday- the busiest shopping day of the year in the United States. Chaos ensued as frenzied shoppers rushed ... trying to break up a fight in a car park. Workers marked Black Friday with protests. Wal-Mart was targeted in Chicago, Dallas and other cities over low pay. Organisers said tens of thousands ...

  4. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Supporters demand billionaire activist's release following 'black Friday' of multiple arrests

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 10:52am by Amy Li

    ... online rumours.”     Micobrologgers who closely followed  the news of activists' arrests that broke on Friday, commented on Weibo that it was indeed a very "black Friday." He ... venture capitalist Wang Gongquan, following his detention on Friday they described as "barbaric" and "cruel."   The 52-year-old businessman was detained by police on Friday ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US retailers looking for an edge on Black Friday sales

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... the day, a trend that began to take hold last year. Wal-Mart's US discount stores, which have been open on Thanksgiving Day since 1988, offered some "Black Friday" deals at 8pm local ... Buy are keeping Black Friday on Friday, waiting until midnight to open. At a Best Buy in Orlando, people camped out in tents for days waiting for the doors to open. Gabriel Esteves, 33, ...

  6. Firms hope for Black Friday order bump-up

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com With Black Friday yesterday kicking off the pre-Christmas shopping season in the United States, container shipping lines hoped strong retail sales coupled with cuts in shipping capacity would buoy carriers against wintry economic conditions, an industry conference heard in Hong Kong yesterday. Carriers, suffering from falling freight rates ...

  7. Sport - Rugby - Bledisloe Cup

    All Blacks seal Bledisloe Cup and Ewen McKenzie’s fate with late try

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 01:25am by AP AFP

    ... Agencies in Sydney New Zealand break Australian hearts before embattled Wallabies coach announces his resignation 11 months before World Cup All Blacks seal Cup and McKenzie fate with late ... of a European tour and only 11 months before the World Cup. Malakai Fekitoa's converted try in the dying seconds denied Australia as the All Blacks snatched a breathtaking 29-28 victory ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New clashes in St Louis after second black teenager shot dead by police

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:13pm by Reuters in St Louis, Missouri

    ... Reuters in St Louis, Missouri At least 400 protesters came into conflict with police in St Louis after a black 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer on Wednesday just two months after Michael Brown was killed Police clashed with protesters in St Louis, Missouri on Thursday for a second night after an officer killed a black teenager, ahead of a weekend of planned rallies ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    BlackBerry’s Passport to turnaround?

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:14pm by Reuters

    ... will kick off a frenzied spell for Ontario-based BlackBerry. The company is set to report fiscal second-quarter results on Friday and within a couple of months it is also expected to launch ... Reuters in Toronto BlackBerry is set to launch an unconventional new smartphone dubbed the Passport, as it embarks on potentially the most critical phase of its long turnaround. ...

  10. News - China Insider - VIRAL VIDEOS

    From the makers of 'Friday' and 'I Love Chinese Food' comes 'Get In My Car'

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 01:20pm by DARREN WEE, Jeremy Blum

    ... to Americanised Chinese cuisine, included choice lyrics like  "I love fried rice, I love noodles, I love chow mien, chow mo-mo-mo-mo-mien!” "Friday," a 2011 song featuring singer Rebecca Black, was Ark Music Factory's first viral hit. Despite garnering over one million dislikes on Youtube, the song eventually reached No. 34 on the Billboard Hot 100. ...




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