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  • Prices Fuel Outrage In Brazil, Home Of The $30 Cheese Pizza

    07/23/2013 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 23, 2013l | Simon Romero
    SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Shoppers here with a notion of what items cost abroad need to brace themselves when buying a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone: the same model that costs $615 in the United States is nearly double that in Brazil. An even bigger shock awaits parents needing a crib: the cheapest one at Tok & Stok costs over $440, more than six times the price of a similarly made item at Ikea in the United States.
  • Cash-strapped Britain: Millions of shoppers borrow just to stay alive as they use credit

    03/04/2012 9:22:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/4/12 | Suzannah Hills
    More than half of Britons cannot cope on their current salaries with one in five forced to borrow money to buy groceries and other household essentials because of the soaring cost of living, a new survey revealed today. One in four people revealed they've had to use their savings to buy food or other daily essentials while one in five have gone into debt to do this. Another 10 per cent said they could envisage needing to borrow buy food in the future. Only 43 per cent currently feel they can afford to live on their current income while 36
  • Virginia proposal for 20-cent bag fee sparks debate

    A proposal in Virginia to charge shoppers a 20-cent per bag fee on all plastic bags used by grocery shoppers to carry purchased goods has sparked intense debate, WTOP reported. The fee would not apply to durable, reusable bags, or bags used for ice cream, meat, fish or poultry. Sponsors of the measure say it is not meant to raise money, but to cut down on litter and pollution. They expect it will likely be cut down to 5 cents once a review begins in committee, according to WTOP.
  • UPDATE: Man Dies on Black Friday; Shoppers Unfazed

    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man collapsed while doing some Black Friday shopping in a crowded store, and people nearby continued to shop. Witnesses tell some shoppers walked around and even over the man's body. Click here to find out more! Family members tell that Walter Vance, of Logan County, W.Va., passed away after being taken to the hospital. It happened at Target in the Southridge Shopping Center in South Charleston about 12:15 a.m. Friday. Vance got sick and collapsed on the floor while shopping for Christmas decorations for his newly remodeled workplace. Vance started working at...
  • Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppers (Real Americans shoved right on by)

    11/26/2011 6:47:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 1/26/11 | Kevin Fagan
    Occupy protests can't stop S.F. shoppersKevin Fagan, Chronicle Staff Writer San Francisco Chronicle November 26, 2011 04:00 AM **SNIP** Two dozen Occupy protesters began marching around downtown at sundown, chanting protest slogans. They'd hoped to make their anti-consumption point at the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Union Square, but the crowd was so massive they couldn't get near. The marchers then blocked the intersection of Market and Fourth streets for 15 minutes beginning at 7 p.m., but left when police arrived. "Don't use credit cards to show love this holiday," said Occupier Michael Byrnes, 31. Josh Delacruz shook his head...
  • Malls track shoppers' cell phones on Black Friday

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year. Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year's Day, two U.S. malls -- Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. -- will track guests' movements by monitoring the signals from their cell phones. While the data that's collected is anonymous, it can follow shoppers' paths from store to store. The goal is for stores to answer questions like: How many Nordstrom shoppers also stop at Starbucks? How long do most customers linger in Victoria's Secret? Are there unpopular...
  • Cops arrest Wisconsin woman for threatening shoppers in toy store line

    11/26/2010 11:14:51 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-26-10 | ap
    Madison police arrested a 21-year-old woman after she allegedly threatened shoppers while trying to cut in line at a toy store. Police say several hundred shoppers were at a Toys R Us just after 10 p.m. Thursday, when the woman attempted to move to the front of the line. The store opened for Black Friday shopping at 10 p.m. Police say other shoppers confronted the Middleton woman and she threatened to retrieve a gun and shoot them. No gun was found but police arrested the woman on a tentative charge of disorderly conduct.
  • Massive Trade Deficit Raises Prospect Of Disastrous Christmas If Shoppers Don't Come Through

    10/14/2010 7:06:13 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 10-14-2010 | Joe Weisenthal
    Massive Trade Deficit Raises Prospect Of Disastrous Christmas If Shoppers Don't Come Through Joe Weisenthal Oct. 14, 2010, 9:20 AM This morning the Census Department announced a yawning trade deficit, with US imports from China quickly returning to old ways. Here's specifically what they said on that: The goods deficit with China increased from $25.9 billion in July to $28.0 billion in August. Exports decreased $0.1 billion (primarily civilian aircraft, engines, equipment, and parts) to $7.3 billion, while imports increased $2.0 billion (primarily toys, games, and sporting goods; household goods; and computer accessories) to $35.3 billion. Good news, right? If...
  • P.A. warns Palestinian shoppers

    05/07/2010 10:17:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 256+ views ^ | 5/7/10 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Palestinian Authority Economy Minister Hassan Abu Libdeh warned Palestinians on Thursday against shopping at Rami Levy supermarkets in the West Bank. Thousands of Palestinians converge every day on the Rami Levy supermarkets at Sha’ar Binyamin and Mishor Adumim, the only two branches in the West Bank. The two stores also employ dozens of Palestinians. This was the first threat of its kind issued by the PA against Palestinians who visited the Israeli supermarkets, which are named after their founder.
  • 7,500 Online Shoppers Unknowingly Sold Their Souls

    04/15/2010 9:14:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 33 replies · 1,403+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/10
    A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers. The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul. "By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant Us a non transferable option to claim, for now...
  • Black Friday: Wal-Mart in Upland temporarily closes after 'fighting inside'

    11/29/2009 4:09:26 AM PST · by tlb · 120 replies · 3,818+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | November 27, 2009 | Baxter Holmes
    Store management called Upland police at 2:44 a.m., asking for assistance in dealing with customers who were “fighting inside,” said Lt. Jim Etchason. About 300 people were in the store, which had remained open all night as a security precaution after a Wal-Mart worker on Long Island, N.Y., was trampled to death last year on Black Friday when a surging, impatient crowd rushed the doors after the store opened. But in Upland, employees said, customers began tearing into merchandise that had been shrink-wrapped and were supposed to be opened at 5 a.m. “This was without a doubt the worst I’ve...
  • Black Friday: Third World USA

    11/28/2008 7:41:22 AM PST · by foutsc · 11 replies · 768+ views
    Nietzche is Dead ^ | 28 Nov 08 | foutsc
    In poor third-world countries, people riot and stampede over food and basic necessities. It is literally a matter of life and death.In America, shoppers trample fellow human beings over DVD players and video games.A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said. Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him. Paramedics treated the woman inside the store and then, according to Keys,...
  • Shoppers To 'Abandon Organic Food To Cut Bills'

    05/19/2008 7:37:47 PM PDT · by blam · 38 replies · 135+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-20-2008 | Harry Wallop
    Shoppers to 'abandon organic food to cut bills' By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:29AM BST 20/05/2008 Middle-class shoppers will be forced to abandon organic and fair trade food as inflation continues to climb, a new report warns. Retailers have not yet reported any fall off in organic food sales Shoppers who have previously been willing to pay up to 50 per cent more for organic meat, or fair trade coffee, could soon ignore ethical concerns in favour of keeping their shopping bills down. The prediction comes from the influential forecasting group, the Ernst & Young ITEM club,...
  • Wild boar scatters French Christmas shoppers: police

    12/22/2007 3:19:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 100+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/22/07 | AFP
    POITIERS, France (AFP) - It was no bull in a china shop, but a wild boar rampaged through a clothes shop in western France on Saturday before being felled by bullets, police said. Christmas shoppers and employees were evacuated from the store and the 90-kilo (198-pound) boar began charging at police, before falling in a hail of bullets early in the afternoon. Just how the animal entered the shop, located in a commercial area near the city of Poitiers, remains a mystery. But three boars were spotted during the day in the region bordering the countryside, a police statement said....
  • Brain scans predict shoppers' purchasing choices

    01/10/2007 11:54:12 AM PST · by GSlob · 4 replies · 306+ views
    Scientists can now look into the brains of people making a purchase decision and predict whether or not they will buy. "...When people see something they want to purchase, a portion of the brain called the nucleus accumbens "lights up" on a brain scan. If the price is too high, another region of the brain called the insula is activated and the mesial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) is deactivated, Dr. Brian Knutson of Stanford University in California and colleagues report."...

    11/25/2006 10:36:40 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies · 762+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 25 November 2006 | Lynn Brezosky
    MERCEDES, Texas (AP) -- With a blare of mariachis and a platform sagging under the weight of public officials wanting to take part, this impoverished Mexican border city recently cut the ribbon on a $50 million outlet mall that boasts status labels like Burberry, Izod and Coach. Although the median household income is half the national average and only 15 percent of its residents have graduated from college, towns like Mercedes are the jackpot for retailers who find their stores accessible to Mexican luxury shoppers, particularly from the mansion-filled hills of Monterrey, 120 miles away. And so far, cross-border holiday...
  • Indian Shoppers Given Taste Of The New

    11/03/2006 6:41:00 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 489+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-4-2006 | Peter Foster - Sanjeev Narang
    Indian shoppers given taste of the new By Peter Foster and Sanjeev Narang in Hyderabad Last Updated: 1:11am GMT 04/11/2006 The Indian shopping experience took its first, tentative steps into the 21st century yesterday when the country's first nationwide supermarket chain opened its doors in the tech-city of Hyderabad. With air-conditioned aisles, spotless floors, smartly uniformed staff and perfectly arranged rows of high quality fruit and vegetables, the Reliance Fresh stores hope to revolutionise the way middle class India does its shopping. As the doors were thrown open at 8am there began a trickle of curious shoppers which Reliance, India's...
  • Bird Flu Strikes Fear Into Italy's Shoppers

    02/13/2006 5:50:08 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 374+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-14-2006 | Hilary Clarke
    Bird flu strikes fear into Italy's shoppers By Hilary Clarke (Filed: 14/02/2006) Poultry sales in Italy have plunged by more than 50 per cent after bird flu was discovered in a wild swan in Sicily last Friday. Amid the panic, one driver for a battery chicken farm who had lost his job killed his wife and daughter before cutting his own throat. Police believe Claudio Robello, 48, of Grezzano, near Verona, was tipped over the edge by being laid off because of falling sales. He killed his 44-year-old wife and 10-year-old daughter with a knife and hammer in a frenzied...