April 24, 2014

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Keyshawn Johnson Arrested -

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Chris Brown’s Bodyguard Found Guilty -

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Knicks Fire Mike Woodson -

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Earthquake Shakes Mexico City -

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Suspicious Packages Found At Boston Marathon -

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200 Hundred Dead Or Injured In Bus Station Bombing -

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Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX -

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Three Dead In Jewish Community Center Shooting -

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Stephen Colbert Named New Host Of The Late Show -

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UMass Guard Becomes First Openly Gay Player In D-1 Basketball -

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Active Shooter Reported At Portsmouth Naval Hospital -

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown Case -

Monday, April 7, 2014

U.S. Pinger Locator Detects Signal -

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Ship Detects Pulse Signal In Search Of Missing Plane -

Saturday, April 5, 2014

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Shooting Reported At Fort Hood -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

5.8 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast Of Panama -

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Tiger Woods Withdraws From The Masters -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

North Korea, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Border -

Monday, March 31, 2014









Online Shopping On Black Friday Over $1 Billion

( 4UMF NEWS ) Online Shopping On Black Friday Over $1 Billion:

In a positive sign for the U.S. economy, shoppers took advantage of deep discounts both online and in stores over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Black Friday online sales topped $1 billion for the first time, according to comScore, which measures online behavior.

Amazon.com was the most-visited retail website on Black Friday. Wal-Mart‘s website was second, followed by sites run by Best Buy, Target and Apple, comScore noted.

E-commerce accounts for less than 10 percent of consumer spending in the United States. However, it is growing much faster than bricks-and-mortar retail as shoppers are lured by low prices, convenience, faster shipping and wide selection.

More brick-and-mortar stores were open on Thanksgiving this year, with retailers such as Target, Sears and Toys R Us joining in, while others including Wal-Mart and Gap either extended their operating hours or had more stores doing business.

Traditionally, stores had waited until Black Friday, the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, to make their big push.

U.S. retailers’ sales over the four-day holiday weekend increased an estimated 12.8 percent, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation.

More than 35 million Americans visited retailers’ stores and websites Thursday – up from 29 million last year, according to the survey. Despite concerns that the early Thanksgiving hours would cut into Black Friday results, nearly 89 million Americans still shopped on Black Friday — up 3.1 percent over the 86.2 million who shopped that day last year.

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