Best Buy Website Crashes

The Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) website is down. The site's front page says "We're sorry. is current not available. Check back soon" What a disaster on Black Friday   ...
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Thanksgiving Online Sales Tally: Up 14%

Total online traffic on Thanksgiving Day rose 14.3% this year compared with 2013, but the average order value was about 2% less. Mobile traffic accounted for over half (52.1%) of ...
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Strikes, Protests Hit 1,600 Walmart Stores

For the third consecutive year, strikes and protests are taking place at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) locations around the country. Protesters are seeking minimum pay of $15 an hour ...
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U.S. Retailers Face Increased Holiday Hacking Threats

About one-third of all data breaches in the retail sector are traceable to a third-party vendor. That’s what happened earlier this year when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) were ...
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5 Top Analyst Stocks That Could Double In Price

With the holiday-shortened week taking place, many equity investors have been very thankful for another tremendous year in the stock market. Still, one can only wonder what sort of upside ...
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Online Sales Rise 12% on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day online shopping posted some good news and some not-so-good news. As of 6:00 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving Day, online sales are up 12.2% compared with the same period ...
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The 10 Worst Countries for Women

Not one country in the world has successfully eliminated its gender gap, according to a recent report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). But while the scope of gender inequality ...
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Youth Unemployment Falls To 43% In Italy

Based on both youth and total unemployment, Italy looks like Spain and Greece did during the depths of the recession. Italy's overall unemployment number was a record low 13.2% last ...
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How Can Home Depot Drop Prices 40%?

There are several reasons retailers drop prices over the holidays. One is to bring in shoppers and hope they will buy products which are not deeply discounted. Another is to ...
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As Oil Drops Below $70, What Happens?

Why has oil dropped below 70? Analysts and traders appeared to believe Saudi Arabia did not mean what it said when the country announced in October that it did not ...
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Amazon Offers Unlocked Fire Phone For $199

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has dropped the price of its failed Fire Phone to $199 from $449. It seems like a good idea, since evidence shows the smartphone is not selling ...
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The Top-Selling Japanese Cars

In the month of October, Japanese automakers were responsible for eight of the top-20-selling vehicles in the U.S. The four top-selling cars come from Japanese makers, and trail behind ...
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Twitter To Track Apps For Ad Targeting

Twitter (NASDAQ: TWTR) have come up with a new way to target ads. It will "see" which apps a user has downloaded to allow marketers to aim their messages. Twitter ...
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Crude Oil Sinks Below $72

For some reason, analysts and traders seemed to think that Saudi Arabia did not mean what it said when it announced in October that the country didn’t care if the ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

November 26, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 76 equities making new 52-week lows today. SeaDrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) dropped about 22.7% today to post a new 52-week low ...
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