The crisp autumn air has returned and, with it, Black Friday. The annual sales will soon be in full swing, but many of our favourite retailers - like Amazon and John Lewis - have already started to release early deals. Though we will have to wait until the clock strikes midnight on November 22 to see everyone's Black Friday offering, there are already a number of noteworthy discounts available and we've compiled the best for you, below. This is our ultimate guide to Black Friday; the history of the sales day, advice from business experts, and tips on how to shop and save smart: When is Black Friday 2018? Black Friday takes place next week - the day after the U.S celebration of Thanksgiving and this year, the shopping event falls on November 23, followed by Cyber Monday on November 26. For those looking to save money on big ticket items ahead of Christmas, then the sales weekend is usually worth hanging … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2018: When is it and who has the best UK deals and offers so far?
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Sonja Haller USA TODAY Published 5:58 p.m. UTC Jul 31, 2018 The great back-to-school scavenger hunt for supplies has begun. So has the pursuit for the best prices. If you haven't begun, or if you still have some items left to shop for, this list may help. It's the latest round-up of deals in tech and supplies from big-name stores. These deals are fresh, but could change. Be sure to check retailer's websites for updated bargains. Target Target price matches its competitors up to 14 days after purchase, although some restrictions apply. Among the best deals: Crayola 24-count crayons: 50 cents Crayola 12-count colored pencils or fine-line colored markers: 99 cents Crayola 10-count broad markers: 99 cents School supply box: 99 cents Expo 4-count dry erase markers: $3.49 Elmer's 12-count Disappearing Purple glue sticks: $3.49 Ticondergoa 24-count No. 2 pencils: $4.49 Cat & Jack Backpacks: $14.99 and up … [Read more...] about Back to school 2018: Deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and more
Kelly Tyko USA TODAY Published 6:51 p.m. UTC Jul 15, 2018 Amazon.com will not be the only place to get Prime Day pricing. A few major chains say they plan to match the online giant's low prices during the 36-hour members-only shopping extravaganza, which kicks off at 3 p.m. ET Monday. Bed Bath & Beyond, J.C. Penney, Lowe's and Jo-Ann Fabrics say they will match Amazon's prices in most cases. Their policies apply to items that are in-stock, identical and sold directly from Amazon and not one of its third-party sellers. But other major chains plan to sit out on Amazon's summer discount shopping spree. Target, Walmart and Best Buy officials say they won't match the Prime Day specials because they are only available to Prime members. However, Best Buy spokeswoman Katie Huggins said.the electronics retailer "would price match a non-Prime Day offer that is available to any shopper." Most retailers also restrict price matching during … [Read more...] about Stores that will match Amazon’s Prime Day prices — and those that won’t
Editors USA TODAY Published 8:04 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 Venue, date for Trump-Putin summit to be announced On the heels of a controversial meeting between the United States and North Korea, officials announced that President Donald Trump will meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in a "third country" next month. Details on the Trump-Putin summit have yet to be confirmed, however, the time and place for the planned summit are expected to be released Thursday, with Finland or Austria as the likely host country. In a statement, Russia said the summit will begin with a one-on-one meeting, with talks to last "several hours" that could lead to a joint statement by the two leaders. The proposed summit would come amid special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Melania Trump to tour immigration facilities in Arizona Law enforcement officials in Arizona … [Read more...] about Trump-Putin summit, World Cup group stage, Walmart’s new shopping experience: 5 things you need to know Thursday
Are banks Marxist paradises?I have often suggested that the modern investment bank is a socialist paradise run for the benefit of its workers, but according to the New York Times’s new “Marx Ratio,” their socialism is only so-so:The Marx Ratio, as we’re calling it, captures the relationship between a company’s profits — the return to capital, on a per-employee basis — and how much its median employee is compensated, a rough proxy for the return to labor.Companies with high Marx Ratios offer particularly strong rewards to their shareholders relative to workers. For example, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer had a Marx Ratio of 2.64, meaning the per-employee earnings captured by shareholders were about 2.6 times as high as the compensation a typical employee received. Numbers below 1 signal the reverse: a more favorable return to labor. …Wells Fargo has a Marx Ratio of 1.4, and JPMorgan came in at 1.2. By contrast, Goldman … [Read more...] about Banks As Socialist Collectives