Month: November 2019

A group of Black Friday online shopping purchases photographed in delivery boxes filled with polystyrene packing pellets, taken on September 13, 2019. Future Publishing | Future | Getty Images Black Friday shoppers spent $7.4 billion online, the second largest Internet shopping day ever, according to data compiled by Adobe Analytics. The $7.4 billion marked the
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(Credit: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images) The ’90s fashion revival has past its peak. Over the last few years, women ditched skinny jeans for the classic Levi’s style, Champion windbreakers flew off shelves and streaming platforms battled for the rights to the hit show “Friends.” This revival of 1990’s consumer tastes put certain brands
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Don’t be surprised if a proposal billed as a middle-class tax cut emerges from the White House at some point next year. With the president’s hope to make it an election issue — as recently described by his top economic policy advisor in an interview with CNBC — the idea is to lower taxes on America’s middle earners
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Independent retailers are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, a day used to promote mom-and-pop retailers, and many towns are doing their best to support the effort.  In 2018, an estimated 104 million consumers shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They spent $17.8 billion, the most since the shopping event
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Inspirational speaker on stage Getty Recently I had the DIS-pleasure of sitting through an invitation-only panel discussion on a topic I was quite excited about. I was attending a very large conference focused on the senior housing industry. The meeting was billed as a state-of-technology breakfast and was sponsored by a company that develops creative
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As a REIT analyst it’s my job to cover all property sectors, including prisons. While some may not be in favor of investing in businesses that encourage incarceration, we maintain no social or political bias for the property sector, deemed critical mission infrastructure. Much of the debate these days has to do with Democratic Presidential
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They are sobering statistics. According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) age is the strongest predictor of hearing loss among adults aged 20-69, with the greatest amount of hearing loss in the 60 to 69 age group. And nearly 25 percent of adults in America aged 65 to 74 and
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A crew works to de-ice a plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a blizzard struck overnight on November 27, 2019 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen | Getty Images Travelers returning from the long Thanksgiving weekend may face disruptions as a slow-moving winter storm advances eastward. Delta Air Lines on Friday said it would waive
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