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Majority Of Cyber Monday Shoppers To Shop During Work

Posted On November 27, 2014

(Undated) -- It won't be all business for many workers heading back into the office after the Thanksgiving holiday. A survey from RetailMeNot.com finds that 85 percent of respondents plan to take advantage of the Cyber Monday online shopping deals during work hours. The average shopper will spend up to four hours searching for deals…

Tech Stocks Jump, Dow & S&P Near Even

Posted On November 26, 2014

(New York, NY) -- It's a good day to own tech stocks. HP stock jumped about four percent after it reported fourth quarter results. TASER International rose more than six percent after it announced a police department in North Carolina had placed an order for hundreds of body cameras. Apple also closed the day in…

Consumer Spending Up In October

Posted On November 26, 2014

(Undated) -- Consumer spending is on the rebound as Americans start to feel more comfortable spending their hard-earned cash. The Commerce Department says spending rose point-two percent in October, bouncing back from a flat September. Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of economic activity in the U.S.

Russian Businessmen Silent on Sanctions

Posted On November 26, 2014

(Moscow) -- Russian business leaders are remaining tight lipped about the possible consequences of Western sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine. Reporter Jake Rashbass is in Moscow at a conference of business leaders who are worried about the Russian economy.   While they were keen to talk up the potential of business in…

Jobless Claims Jump

Posted On November 26, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- First-time requests for unemployment benefits are up. The Labor Department says it received a total of 313-thousand initial claims last week. That's not even in the ballpark of what most analysts had been expecting.