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  • The world's first climate-controlled city: Dubai to build biggest mall on the planet....

    07/09/2014 5:20:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 6, 2014 | Sarah Gordon
    Dubai is already home to the tallest tower in the world, so it was just a matter of time until the glitzy emirate planned another record-breaking construction. Its next project involves building the largest shopping mall on the planet, complete with climate-controlled streets, the world's largest indoor theme park and 100 hotels and apartments. In fact, the ambitious emirate has dubbed the project a 'temperature-controlled pedestrian city'. Occupying 48 million square feet, the Mall of the World will also contain health resorts, theatres, a Celebration Steet modelled on the Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona and 'retail streets network' that will stretch...
  • How Wayfair Sells Nearly $1 Billion Worth Of Sofas, Patio Chairs And Cat Playgrounds

    05/05/2014 1:48:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | The May 5, 2014 Issue | Abram Brown
    Wayfair is an e-commerce site selling home furnishings. But with 1,600 employees, its physical presence is rapidly outgrowing its space in an obelisklike skyscraper in Boston’s Back Bay–which happens to be a former hub of the Christian Science church. Long gone are the white shag carpets, wood paneling and executive-floor elevators that once allowed church higher-ups to avoid hoi polloi. Flat-panel TVs on each of 12 floors beam not messages of faith healing but maps of the U.S. and Europe that light up whenever there’s a sale. Within seconds Katherine from Decatur, Tex. buys a $49 tungsten wedding ring, Jen...
  • Credit Card Use Is Imprisoning Fewer Americans

    05/02/2014 3:43:59 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    Main St. ^ | May 1, 2014 | Ellen Chang
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Americans are relying less on their credit cards now, and more consumers are able to pay their balance in full each month, according to a recent Gallup poll. The poll found that in 2014 48% of Americans always pay the balance of their credit card each month compared to 42% who paid them in full in 2006 and only 43% in 2008 during the Great Recession. Now only 33% of credit card owners say they leave a balance each month, which is a record low since Gallup began measuring these habits in 2001.
  • Michelle Obama vows to help ‘confused and bewildered’ moms shop for groceries

    03/03/2014 4:42:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | March 2, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    First lady Michelle Obama has vowed to help “confused and bewildered” moms wandering aimlessly in the aisles of America’s grocery stores. The help won’t come in lower prices, but in redesigned nutrition labels that will bold calories and “added sugar” and will more accurately describe serving sizes, according to CNS News. “As consumers and as parents, we have a right to understand what’s in the food we’re feeding our families,” Obama said Thursday in a press conference at the White House. “Because that’s really the only way that we can make informed choices — by having clear, accurate information.” Fresh...
  • Fight breaks out near Santa's booth at Mall St. Matthews (Louisville, KY)

    12/25/2013 8:43:09 AM PST · by Bratch · 56 replies
    WAVE3 News ^ | December 24, 2013 | Joey Brown and Natalia Martinez
    <p>LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A fight broke out near Santa's booth at Mall St. Matthews on Christmas Eve while a WAVE 3 News camera was rolling.</p> <p>"Two girls, just going at it," one witness said.</p> <p>"I just heard everybody screaming for security," Max Carter recalled.</p>
  • Op-Ed: Christmas at the mall has a whole ‘nuther vibe

    12/10/2013 9:32:57 AM PST · by John David Powell · 10 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | Dec. 9, 2013 | John David Powell
    It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the local neighborhood mall, or any mall for that matter. Malls are the one-stop shopping spots for people jonesing for a retail fix. Kinda like the sex strip or drug alley found everywhere from small towns to megatropolises. Just like malls. Economic circumstances kept me from engaging in the type of quick and dirty retail therapy you can score only at a mall. A couple of years of unemployment in the Obamaconomy required pinching pennies until Old Abe cried “uncle.” The details that led me to the mall on a recent afternoon are...
  • Bill of rights to protect black shoppers from racial profiling at luxury retail stores

    12/10/2013 7:14:21 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    Daily News ^ | 12/9/2013
    Civil rights leaders such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and retail executives have hammered out a list of rules that will be tacked up inside stores to ensure that black shoppers will not be racially profiled and targeted just for buying a pricey item. Six weeks after the Daily News reported on a series of racial-profiling allegations from black shoppers, a coalition of high-end retailers and civil rights leaders came up with a “bill of rights” to protect customers from “shop-and-frisk” practices. The list was released to the media after getting final approval Monday morning at a meeting that included...
  • Don’t Buy the Hype, Go Ahead and Shop: The truth behind Black Friday's so-called 'protests'

    12/05/2013 6:58:22 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/29/2013 | Vinnie Vernuccio
    It is that time of year again: Wednesday night reunions at hometown bars, Thanksgiving dinners on Thursday and shopping on Black Friday. However, a union created, and not so quaint, tradition is emerging. For most people, the day after Thanksgiving means taking advantage of holiday sales or recovering from a turkey induced food coma. For some labor unions, Black Friday means ginning up overhyped media stories to bully companies into taking away the secret ballot from their workers during unionization elections. In September, pro-union writer Josh Eidelson reported in the The Nation that in an "emailed statement, a campaign closely...
  • Wow – The 2013 Holiday Shopping Season Is Off To A Horrible Start

    12/02/2013 3:10:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    TEC ^ | 12/02/2013 | Michael Snyder
    According to the National Retail Federation, Americans spent an average of 4 percent less over the four day Thanksgiving weekend than they did last year. Overall, that means that approximately $1.7 billion less was spent at U.S. retailers compared to last year. It had already been projected that this holiday shopping season would be the worst for retailers since 2009, but if these numbers are any indication it may be even worse than expected. So why is this happening? Well, basically the American consumer is tapped out. The unemployment crisis in this country is actually getting worse, poverty is absolutely...
  • Black Friday violence reported as retailers usher in start of holiday shopping season

    11/29/2013 7:32:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 38 replies
    My ^ | November 29, 2013 | Fox News
    The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy's to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day despite planned protests from workers' rights groups opposed to employees working on the holiday.
  • War on Christmas Starts Early

    11/18/2013 10:20:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | November 18, 2013 | Dan Holler
    As the holiday shopping season approaches, consumer may find an unlikely adversary: the retail industry. According to reports, “big retailers like Walmart and Apple ramp up their holiday ads early this season” and “Representatives from leading retail associations name online sales tax legislation as a chief concern for their members right now.” That’s right, the retail industry is targeting online Christmas shopping. What proponents misleadingly call the “Marketplace Fairness Act” would significantly increase the cost of buying goods on the Internet. The bill would force online businesses to collect and remit sales tax based on each customer’s location. Put another...
  • If You Build It, They Will Come (Capitalism produces millionaires & billionaires all over)

    08/04/2013 4:51:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | August 4, 2013 | Tina Arceo-Dumlao
    From her modest, uncluttered office at the executive floor of the BDO South Tower on Makati Ave., Teresita Sy-Coson commands a grand view of the bustling Makati central business district. And there are times as she gazes out of the picture window when she has to pinch herself because she still can’t believe that the shoe store that her father established in 1958 in Carriedo, Manila has grown into one of the country’s largest conglomerates. Forbes Magazine has estimated the Sy family’s net worth in the vicinity of $13.2 billion as of March 2013. “I still cannot believe it sometimes....
  • ‘Driving While Black, Shopping While Black, Walking While Black’

    07/21/2013 1:45:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/20/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) had harsh words Saturday for those who racially profile black men. Wilson said that black males “will continue to be singled out and arrested for driving while black, shopping while black, walking while black, eating while black, and just being plain old black.”
  • Buycott app lets you vote with your wallet in the supermarket

    05/16/2013 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    CNET ^ | May 15, 2013 | Brian Krepshaw
    Think you know what's in your grocery cart? Think again. Or use the Buycott app to check. Know where your consumer dollars go with the free Buycott app. Supermarkets are labyrinthine behemoths laid out in a convenient linear fashion. So where's the maze? On the supermarket shelves, of course. Food products galore stare back at us, silently appealing to our penchants for sugar, salt, and fat. We pick and choose, knowing full well what we are getting into. But it's the hidden components that are increasingly becoming a salient issue. If supermarket shelves are overwhelming due to the sheer diversity...
  • IRS to Spy on Our Shopping Records, Travel, Social Interactions, Health Records...

    05/02/2013 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 30 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/02/2013 | George Washington
    U.S. News and World Report noted yesterday: [The IRS] will use in robo-audits and data mining [and] it has told government and industry groups that its computers are capable of scanning multiple networks at the same time to collect “matching” comprehensive profiles for every taxpayer in America. Such profiles will likely include shopping records, travel, social interactions and information not available to the public, such as health records and files from other government investigators, according to IRS documents.
  • America’s malls seek a life beyond retail

    02/09/2013 7:54:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | February 8, 2013 | Barney Jopson in New York
    The winter sunlight barely touches the depths of the abandoned store, where wires dangle from the ceiling, wood shavings scatter the floor, a King Lear shelf marker lies on the stairs, and a Led Zeppelin poster hangs spurned in a rack. The standalone building in Danbury, Connecticut, still bears the name of the Borders book chain that collapsed in 2011, and strewn on its cash register are fire-sale price lists for its fixtures and fittings. But nobody wanted them either. Instead its 8ft book cases stand bare and upright in the gloom, like the ruins of a bygone age. In...
  • Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season

    12/26/2012 7:46:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | December 26, 2012 | Daniel Wagner
    U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers who slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Sales of electronics, clothing, jewelry and home goods in the two months before Christmas increased 0.7 percent compared with last year, according to the MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse report. That was below the healthy 3 to 4 percent growth that analysts had expected...
  • Early Data Show Weak Holiday Sales

    12/25/2012 4:22:09 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 150 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 25, 2012, 5:57 p.m. ET. | SHELLY BANJO
    The annual holiday shop-a-thon drew to a muted close for many retailers, according to preliminary data, reflecting what some experts said was the slowest growth in spending since the 2008 recession. For the eight weeks from Oct. 28 through Christmas Eve, retail sales for the holidays rose just 0.7% from the year before, according to MasterCard Inc.'s SpendingPulse unit. Enlarge Image Close Reuters A man with shopping bags sleeps in Macy's in New York on Monday. . After falling 5.5% in 2008, holiday sales rebounded strongly in 2009 and 2010, and rose about 2% last year, according to the company's...

    12/07/2012 4:52:26 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 79 replies
    It's that time of year again.... Here are some ideas (or not) for the kids....This "Girls Only" toy is sure to inspire your daughter to reach for the sky...while dusting the high shelves. So much for post-racial America. Encourage your child's imagination to run wild as their Playmobil figures wait in line...walk through the metal detector...are forced to throw out their shampoo. (PS -- It's almost 60 bucks) Please don't give your child this toy. Please. Gasoline-Powered Audi Two Seater Car For Kids - Get your little yuppie on his way with this gas-powered accident-waiting-to-happen.For just under $14,000 you...
  • Macy's to stay open 48 hours on weekend before Christmas

    12/06/2012 4:36:34 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 6, 2012 | Corilyn Shropshire
    Last month for retailers, it was all about post-Turkey spending sprees. In December, at least one retailer is upping the ante by offering an all-night, last minute shopping marathons. Macy's announced Thursday that it would open all of its stores for 48-hours straight, giving last-minute shoppers wiggle room to buy gifts the weekend before Christmas.
  • Mayhem Alert: Eleven Reasons I Don’t Shop on Black Friday

    11/26/2012 9:47:17 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | November 24, 2012 | Clash Daily
    ‘Gang fight’ at Black Friday sale… Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper…Shots fired outside WALMART…Shoppers smash through door at URBAN OUTFITTERS…Customers run over in parking lot… [Scroll down -TSR]Woman busted after throwing merchandise…Thousands storm VICTORIA’S SECRET…VIDEO: Insane battle over phones… [Theme from "Superjail" started to run through my head as I watched this -TSR]Mayhem at Nebraska mall where 9 murdered in 2007…Shoplifter tries to mace security guards… [Scroll down -TSR]Men Steal Boy’s Shopping Bag Outside BED, BATH & BEYOND…
  • White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shopping (Bush tax cuts ok for now)

    11/26/2012 5:26:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/26/12 | Justin Sink
    White House: Threat of tax hikes could hurt holiday shoppingBy Justin Sink - 11/26/12 06:00 AM ET The White House released a report Monday arguing that a failure to extend tax cuts for middle class families could have a negative impact on the economy which outweighs the gains from traditional Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday sales. According to the report, reverting back to pre-Bush era tax rates would reduce consumer spending some $200 billion — four times the amount holiday shoppers spent on Black Friday weekend in 2011. "As we approach the holiday season, which accounts for close to...
  • Obama does a little Christmas shopping on "Small Business Saturday"

    11/24/2012 1:23:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 24, 2012 | Lindsey Boerma
    Hoping to encourage other Americans to participate in "Small Business Saturday" as an alternative to big chain-friendly Black Friday, President Obama today visited an Arlington, Va., bookstore to cross some items off his family's Christmas list. Accompanied by his daughters Sasha and Malia, the president journeyed across the river to One More Page Books, which the White House described as an "independent, neighborhood bookstore." After consulting his Blackberry for an apparent holiday wish list, he purchased 15 children's books before even browsing the store. "Preparation," he told shop owner Eileen McGervey, according to the reporter who covered the visit for...
  • Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Offers Black Friday Discount

    11/23/2012 1:42:52 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    Life News ^ | November 23, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in souther Florida is offering a black Friday discount — including $10 off a visit to the abortion center today.Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast offered the special, saying, “Visit our West Palm Beach or Kendall Health Center for special after Thanksgiving savings on Friday, November 23rd.”Pro-life blogger Jill Stanek noticed the Black Friday discount and responded, “Planned Parenthood brings new meaning to the term, “Black Friday,” doesn’t it?”This is the same abortion business where the chair of the national Democratic party headlined a small rally last year.Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was...
  • Joe Soucheray: In all this bounty, it's possible to lose sight of some things

    11/21/2012 1:35:11 PM PST · by rhema · 1 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 11/20/12 | Joe Soucheray
    Probably what will happen next -- if, in fact, it is not already happening -- is that stores will serve their customers a complete Thanksgiving meal. Forward-thinking entrepreneurs could set up a lounge with flat-screen TVs, and that's where the men can watch football while the women shop. They could occasionally meet back at the table and graze over a dessert buffet before the women head back out into the aisles. The need to shop early after Thanksgiving is peculiarly American and apparently speaks to the need of getting a deal. Last week, in El Cajon, Calif., women were already...
  • Final November 2012 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Revised Significantly Down

    11/21/2012 8:43:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies ^ | November 21, 2012 | Doug Short
    The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment final number for November came in at 82.7, a fractional gain from the October final of 82.6 but off the 84.9 of the November preliminary report. Today’s number was below the consensus of 84.5.
  • 48 million consumers will engage in showrooming during the holidays

    11/17/2012 1:23:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Internet Retailer ^ | November 14, 2012 | Bill Siwicki, Managing Editor, Mobile Commerce
    This holiday season, 48 million shoppers—about 20% of the U.S. adult population—will use their smartphones to compare prices and research products while shopping in stores, a practice known as “showrooming,” IDC Retail Insights finds in a new survey. This represents a 134% increase from 2011 when 20.5 million shoppers engaged in showrooming. IDC forecasts the number of showrooming shoppers will grow to 59 million next year, 69 million in 2014 and 78 million in 2015. This year, according to the new research, showrooming will influence $700 million to $1.7 billion in holiday retail purchases. Big-ticket items, in particular those that...
  • Google Shopping blocks all vitamins and natural products -glitch or deliberate censorship?

    08/19/2012 10:15:22 PM PDT · by waus · 24 replies
    Natural News ^ | 8-19-12 | Ethan A. Huff
    If you live in the U.S. and try to use Google Shopping to buy vitamins, supplements, personal care products, and even many health foods, your search queries will now turn up blank, as Google has apparently blocked access to all vitamins and natural products for American customers.
  • Where's the beef (and beer)? Grocery store gives guys a 'man aisle'

    07/26/2012 9:56:08 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/26/2012 | By Jessica Chou
    Sometime last year, Procter & Gamble Co. was throwing around some crazy ideas of creating a grocery aisle specifically for men, apparently a brand new breed of consumers walking around grocery stores. The idea was to give the lonely male lost in a supermarket a fun shopping experience, putting everything a man's man would need in one place. And New York City's Westside Market has gone and done just that. "People rarely cater to men in the supermarket," COO Ian Joskowitz told us over the phone. "So I thought let’s do something fun, get people talking, something guys would like....
  • Save money at grocery store, even without coupons

    05/17/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 16, 2012 | Unknown
    PLAISTOW, N.H. - A local wife and mother tries to not spend a dime when she goes grocery shopping, and she said there's more to it than using coupons. Kathy Spencer is the author of "How to Shop for Free," and she also runs a website that helps track good deals at the store. The first thing she does at the grocery store is grab the supermarket flier and see what deals can be found. She also stops by the customer service counter to see if they have any other coupons available. Spencer said shoppers should also look for coupons...
  • Loyally Long-Suffering with my Little Old Ladies

    04/29/2012 1:21:54 PM PDT · by InHisService · 24 replies
    Survival - By Mary Kirchhoff ^ | 4-29-12 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Do you have an elderly person in your life whom you love, but drives you nuts...? especially when going to the grocery store? I do!
  • Why We’re Now Paying More For Generic Groceries

    02/09/2012 8:52:15 PM PST · by rawhide · 28 replies ^ | 2-2-12 | Martha C. White
    When the economy hit the skids a few years ago, we responded with tactics that have gotten us through previous recessions: We stopped eating out and traveling as much, curbed our discretionary spending and chose generic items for basics like groceries. But then something strange happened: We began to prefer many of those store brands. Increasingly, we’re willing to pay even more for them. What’s going on here? According to the Wall Street Journal, stores have raised the prices of private-label nonperishable food by 5.3%, compared to a 1.9% increase for goods made by national brands. Store-brand versions of perishable...
  • A new 5-cent tax on shopping bags (Maryland Liberal insanity)

    We now have to pay a 5-cent tax for each paper or plastic shopping bag we get at stores in Montgomery County, Maryland. And I've already gotten suckered into it twice on opening day. (This new tax went into effect Jan. 1 -- kind of like my free Wendy's Frosties, only it doesn't require me to bring my own cups!) I remember when the bag trend hit Washington, D.C., a couple years back, where everyone was charged 5 cents every time they needed a bag for purchases of food and alcohol (including, as luck would have it for me, Subway)....
  • When Dogs go Shopping

    12/12/2011 11:36:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12-12-11 | Bergdorf Goodman
    If only our dogs could pick out our gifts! Click Here
  • Amazon starts row with retailers in US

    12/09/2011 10:29:04 AM PST · by Razzz42 · 77 replies ^ | 08 Dec 2011 | By Emma Barnett
    The row has broken out only days after James Daunt, the managing director of Waterstone’s, criticised Amazon – calling it a “ruthless, money-making devil”. The new Amazon Price Check app and promotion, which is starting from this Saturday, will allow people to perform a price check on an item in a shop, by scanning in the bar code using the app on their iPhone or Android device. The online retail giant will then offer a $5 discount to shoppers who carry out this market research for it for free, on any item across the site, including the same item they...

    12/02/2011 4:49:32 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 49 replies · 1+ views
    How many are done with their Christmas shopping? In a small southern town, she saw a 'Nativity Scene' that showed great skill and talent had gone into creating it. One small feature bothered her: The three wise men were all wearing firemen's helmets. Totally unable to come up with a reason or explanation, she left. At a quickie mart on the edge of town, she asked the gentleman behind the counter about the helmets. He exploded into a rage, yelling at her, 'You darn Yankees never do read the Bible!' She assured him that indeed she did, but simply...
  • Rethinking Christmas

    I realize many people think “Black Friday” was the beginning of the Christmas season. Well, actually it begins today — the first day of Advent. At least in most of the Christian world this is when it starts and continues to January 6th (remember the 12 days of Christmas?). As I did last year, we will take a look at the history behind some Christmas traditions over the next month. But first, what happened to Christmas?
  • Black Friday sales up 7 pct; retailers look ahead

    11/26/2011 6:52:32 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 30 replies · 1+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/26/11 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    The holiday shopping season got off to a strong start on Black Friday, with retail sales up 7 percent over last year, according to the most recent survey. Now stores just have to keep buyers coming back without the promise of door-buster savings. Buyers spent $11.4 billion at retail stores and malls, up nearly $1 billion from last year, according to a Saturday report from ShopperTrak. It was the largest amount ever spent on the day that marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, and the biggest year-over-year increase since 2007. Chicago-based ShopperTrak gathers data from 25,000 outlets across...
  • UPDATE: Man Dies on Black Friday; Shoppers Unfazed (West Virginia)

    11/26/2011 1:51:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | November 25, 2011 | Andrew Colegrove
    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. 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 the Aracoma Drug Company store in...
  • Choose Made in USA (Vanity)

    11/26/2011 7:08:26 AM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 28 replies
    Choose Made in USA ^ | 11/26/11 | Self
    "HOW IT WORKS...According to ABC News (2011), "economists say that if every one of us spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.-made goods every year, it would create nearly 10,000 new jobs in this country." This statement can only be realized if there is a concentrated effort to increase Made In USA purchases, which is the primary driver beind the vision of CHOOSEMADEINUSA.COM is an open ecommerce marketplace allowing sellers to offer their products to buyers that are searching for Made in USA products. Click here for more information. Sellers agree to terms of sale then will upload products with...
  • Black Friday Violence Reported at Stores Across the Country as Sales Soar

    11/25/2011 5:36:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Despite a lagging economy and high unemployment rates, retailers are reporting this year is one of the best for sales, with 152 million shoppers expected to hit stores this Black Friday. Early reports suggest that bigger crowds were found at the nation's malls and stores as retailers like Macy’s and Target opened their doors at Midnight. It what seems to be a burgeoning Black Friday tradition, reports of violence erupted throughout the country....
  • Black Friday madness: Shopper pepper sprays crowd to get deal at L.A. Wal-Mart, shootings in CA, SC

    11/25/2011 10:00:42 AM PST · by americanophile · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 25, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid
    Black Friday took an ugly turn at a Los Angeles Wal-Mart when a female shopper -desperate to get her hands on discounted electronics-pepper sprayed a crowd to keep them away from the merchandise she wanted. At least 20 shoppers suffered minor injuries and police are still looking for the woman. The melee began shortly after 10:20 p.m. Thursday as shoppers prowling for Black Friday deals were let inside the store. The suspect began shooting the pepper spray when the coverings of items she wanted were removed, according to police. "Somehow she was trying to use [the pepper spray] to gain...
  • Make Shopping with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Less Painful!

    11/24/2011 7:45:02 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 9 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Nov. 23rd, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue? Light and noise sensitivity, panic attacks, anxiety, pain, and fatigue can make shopping difficult. After thirty plus years of fighting with fibromyalgia, I'm going to share how to go shopping!
  • 10 ways you can fight food inflation costs

    08/24/2011 11:08:26 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 94 replies
    8/24/11 | b.b.e.b.
    I am a chef, I eat great and don't spend diddly squat on food, I am into food and love making something for almost nothing, you could say it's my forte. Here are things you can do to spend a lot less on food and help inflation; 1) Spend some time checking out what is on sale at 3-4 stores, the ads are in your mail box on Tuesday. Plan your shopping and do a bunch of stops, not just one for convenience. The sale items are also online... 2) If you are over-weight, buy less food, you eat too...
  • Rightwing “Girls” Love Louis Vuitton And Whole Foods???

    08/14/2011 3:50:00 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 53 replies
    The Winston Review ^ | 13 August, 2011 | -TWR-
    I guess they can’t help it, but some bestselling rightwing authors have surprising tastes. Ann Coulter: Louis Vuitton | Coulter (above) likes making fun of those pro-appeasement Frenchmen, but she’s also been caught on camera strolling around the Hamptons with her Louis Vuitton bag, and can’t resist French restaurants, where she orders “Freedom Fries” – just to stir the pot, our guess. Jonah Goldberg: Whole Foods | But thankfully he doesn’t have a man bag, or drive a pious Prius, to the best of our knowledge. Whole Foods “where I shop frequently, by the way” admits Goldberg in Liberal Fascism...
  • Some of The Coupon Whisperer's Favorite Couponing Sites

    04/11/2011 10:02:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | April 11, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    If you want to be a successful couponer it is absolutely essential that you check out and research the many couponing websites on a regular basis, both as a way to find out the recent deals as well as to broaden your education and understanding of couponing in general. Here is a list of some of The Coupon Whisperer's favorite websites: LiveFabuLESS This is the website run by Jodi just up the road in Palm Beach County. Back in the Summer of 2009 this was the website (then known as NeverPayRetailAgain) which got me into couponing.....
  • Malmö braces for Scandinavia's largest shopping mall

    03/30/2011 4:54:11 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies ^ | 03/30/2010 | ( 656 6518)
    1. I'm convinced several forum members who are impressed by Sweden's Liberal policies on immigration wish to contribute in a constructive manner to this thread:) 2. Which is the biggest shopping mall on Earth? According to Forbes, no mall in the entire US enters the top ten list! (See link below) However, there are many ways to count. If you'd measure them by the number of shops, Emporia would beat number 10 on that list by around 100% even though it will have only half the size. Furthermore, the yearly combined sales of a mall like Emporia, located in an...
  • A Race Between Digital and Print Magazines (New York Times Barf Alert!!)

    02/07/2011 9:07:36 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2011 | Nick Bilton
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