But in terms of sheer volume of transactions, Christmas Eve afternoon will be even busier, as last minute shoppers look to grab their last gifts before stores close.Holiday spending has been up two per cent this year, according to Moneris, a rise that falls slightly below the Retail Council of Canada’s projection of a three to five per cent increase in sales.Have you finished your holiday shopping or will you be braving the malls? If you’re a last minute shopper, is it because of your busy schedule, personality type, or is it part of your holiday strategy? Let us know in the comments below.(This survey is not scientific. It is based on readers’ responses.)Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.
There are limits on how many bags of the same style you can buy. Some people like to buy three or more of the same style, but they may run into a limit the store has set. If you are buying for many different people, you have to go with several other people, because the limit is per person..
I visited with Meilindis yesterday, in our important city of The Hague. We went for a stroll in the city forest (yes they have a forest in the city, with fully grown trees and it feels like visiting a green cathedral. There also a royal palace in the middle.
History suggests that a cycle of tariffs and retaliations can eventually choke economic growth. Consumers are weighing the perils of a prolonged rift between the world’s two largest economies against a far more positive backdrop: America’s healthiest job market in years. Employers have added jobs this year at a robust monthly average of 214,500.
We also turned up an interesting correlation between religiosity, or rather the lack thereof, and physical fitness: States with higher numbers of non religious people had higher rates of exercise. As the Public Religion Research Institute has reported, cities tend to be “hubs” for the religiously unaffiliated, and they’re often full of the types of high paying jobs that the CDC links to higher rates of exercise. There may also be a simple mechanism at work by which people who don’t go to church have more time to exercise on the weekends..
For a couple of seasons starting in 1995, several teams would roll out alternate uniforms, something previously unheard of in the NHL. Some teams, like Boston and Pittsburgh, brought out uniforms that weren’t too bad. Southern California, though, completely failed.