Wages, Turtle Doves Drive Up Price Of 12 Days of Christmas Gifts To $34,363The slow recovery of the U.S. economy is continuing to keep the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" — from spiraling out of control.
Black Friday Online Sales Hit New HighHoliday shoppers eager to snag big discounts turned to the internet in record fashion this week, one tracking company said, driving online sales on Black Friday to a new high.
GM Laying Off 2,000 Workers As Sales SlowFalling demand for cars is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January.
REI To Close On Black Friday, Pay Employees For The DaySpecialty outdoor retailer REI will keep its stores closed on the day after Thanksgiving for the second straight year, even though it's one of the busiest shopping days of the year. It will also again pay employees for the day off in a campaign that encourages people to spend time outdoors.
TripAdvisor No Longer Booking Trips Where People Can Ride Elephants, Swim With DolphinsTravel website TripAdvisor will no longer sell bookings to attractions where travelers can come in contact with captive wild animals or endangered species.
Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op Leaving Decades-Old Store For Spacious New DigsIt's a Sacramento favorite for natural food fans. After 43 years, the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-Op on Alhambra Boulevard has shut its doors. But it won't be shut down for long. A new store is opening up at 28th and R streets.
Samsung Urges People To Stop Using Galaxy Note 7Samsung said it is halting sales of the star-crossed Galaxy Note 7 smartphone after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models.
Nestlé Issues Voluntary Recall Of Drumstick Ice Cream Over Listeria ConcernsFood company Nestlé has initiated a voluntary recall of their Drumstick Clubs after they received positive test results for Listeria from equipment used to manufacture the cones.
Verizon Cuts Jobs In Stores As Wireless Growth SlowsVerizon has cut jobs in stores across the country as it deals with increasing competition in the wireless industry.
Yahoo Adds New Social Features To Its Renamed Mobile AppYahoo has overhauled its main app for smartphones and tablets by emphasizing "social" features aimed at people who like to share and chat about news topics online.
Subaru Recalls Nearly 600K Cars Due To Fire Risk From Overheating Windshield Wiper Motors
Mall Operators Working To Implement Security Measures Without Interfering With Shopping ExperienceMore sophisticated cameras. Security robots. Customers feeling shaken by recent attacks at U.S. malls may not notice huge changes - but mall operators are testing and putting in place new technologies and other measures to offer people more protection without intruding too much on their shopping time.

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