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  1. The Rise of E-Commerce in Asia

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    Mon, 23 Jun 2014

    sales event in China. Last year, it generated close to US$6 billion in 24 hours, besting records in the U.S. for Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined. Single’s Day alone resulted in 180 million parcels for transport with 60 million of

  2. Employment Report Fails to Pass the Sniff Test

    Headlines

    Sat, 11 Jan 2014

    and J.C. Penney JCP to Family Dollar FDO and Bed Bath and Beyond BBBY. The season started off with an acceptable Black Friday week rush followed by weeks of lethargy, followed by the last-week panic from time-strapped consumers and strong

  3. Slipping Auto Sales May Tap the Brakes on Economy

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    Sat, 4 Jan 2014

    figures is probably a better representation of reality as Black Friday sales and a compressed holiday sales period this year ..... million. Some slippage was expected because of strong Black Friday sales inflating the November data and pulling sales

  4. Ford's December Sales Rise Slightly for Best December Since 2005

    Commentary

    Fri, 3 Jan 2014

    in 2007. Total December sales grew 0.2% year over year to about 1.36 million. It is possible that aggressive Black Friday marketing pulled some December sales into November, and December's bad weather also did not help. Still, we see

  5. GM's December Sales Disappoint, but We See No Reason to Panic

    Commentary

    Fri, 3 Jan 2014

    million in 2007. Total December sales grew 0.2% year over year to about 1.36 million. It is possible that aggressive Black Friday marketing pulled some December sales into November, and December’s bad weather also did not help. Still, we see

  6. Our Outlook for Consumer Cyclical Stocks

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    Mon, 30 Dec 2013

    from the 140 million last year. Black Friday remains the biggest shopping day ..... total shoppers participating on Black Friday . This represents approximately ..... layaway programs, and deeper Black Friday promotions as not just temporary

  7. Today’s Tech Boom

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    Fri, 27 Dec 2013

    the year, what would you guess? Black Friday ? Cyber Monday? Free Shipping ..... sales surged 20 percent and beat Black Friday receipts, the day didn’t top November ..... on this day that sales exceeded Black Friday and Cyber Monday online purchases

  8. Consumer Spending: How Are the Holidays Shaping Up?

    Video Reports

    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    terminology, and then on Friday it is Black Friday . Then we got Cyber Monday. But ..... which was even before we got to Black Friday , and the fact that just because ..... everybody likes to look at the Black Friday numbers, but it's only about

    Black Friday found at 1:03, 1:37

    now, I guess, is the terminology, and then on Friday it is Black Friday . Then we got Cyber Monday. But kind of going through that period of Thursday through Sunday, anyway, sales were down a little
    Hanukkah fell on Nov. 28, which was even before we got to Black Friday , and the fact that just because the holiday started so late--this was the latest that Thanksgiving can fall on the 28th, that's the last possible day that it can be. And therefore for people who had to go away or mail packages to people overseas or so forth, the shopping has to happen before that. And that probably slipped into some of the earlier weeks, and so that probably artificially depressed the numbers just a little bit for the start. Keep in mind, too, everybody likes to look at the Black Friday numbers, but it's only about 21% of the holiday sales--that is November and December combined--that period is only 21% of the total.
  9. Diagnosing the Health of the Consumer

    Headlines

    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    holiday-shopping season since 2007. But keep in mind that consumer comfort is far below where it was during the week of Black Friday in 2007. And it’s only slightly higher than where it was at this time a year ago. Indeed, consumers have a long way

  10. A Synchronous Expansion

    Headlines

    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    reasonable to say that the worst is probably behind Asia’s largest economy for the time being. In the United States, Black Friday retail sales were somewhat disappointing at first glance. The lower level of sales were likely the result of deeper

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