Comcast quietly fired hundreds in direct sales before Christmas

Hundreds of door-to-door salespeople for Comcast who walk neighborhoods and troll apartment complexes to pitch its telecom and TV services were called into company offices about two weeks before Christmas and fired, according to an employee and Comcast documents reviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com. The Florida employee could not be identified because… Please follow and like us:

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Amazon says it sold ‘tens of millions’ of Echos, other Alexa devices during holiday shopping season

SEATTLE – Amazon’s Alexa had a very good Christmas. The retailer said on Tuesdays that it sold “tens of millions” of devices bearing the Alexa voice-activated digital assistant during the peak shopping season. That lineup includes Amazon’s Echo speakers and Fire TV streaming device, among other gizmos. Sales of Amazon devices were “millions more” than a… Please follow and like us:

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Scientists Create The World’s Smallest Holiday Card

Scientists at a laboratory in London created a one-of-a-kind festive item: the world’s smallest Christmas card. In fact, it’s so tiny that you can’t spot it with the naked eye. You’ll need a microscope to make out the fine details of the card, which has a snowman on the front, accompanied by a “Seasons Greeting” message.… Please follow and like us:

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FBI Foils Plot for Christmas Day Attack on San Francisco 

The FBI has arrested an American man who allegedly plotted a terrorist attack on a popular tourist site in San Francisco to be carried out on Christmas Day. Federal authorities announced Friday that they had arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, 26, of Modesto, California, this week. Jameson allegedly told an undercover FBI agent that he planned to… Please follow and like us:

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Mnuchin Has ‘No Doubt’ Congress Will Pass Tax Bill Before Christmas

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday” there is “no doubt” Congress will pass the “terrific” Republican tax reform bill and send it to President Donald Trump for signature before Christmas. The GOP-led Congress released the final version of its tax reform bill late Friday and placed it on track for a final vote… Please follow and like us:

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Small tweaks to GOP tax bill would make huge difference

The Senate-passed tax bill is a policy triumph that will provide a shot of performance enhancing drugs into the veins of the economy. It’s not perfect, but the combined effect of cutting business tax rates, eliminating the state and local tax deduction, and repealing the ObamaCare individual mandate tax, means we are at the precipice of… Please follow and like us:

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Are you ready for Green Monday 2017?

Just when you thought all of the bargains and discounts had tapered off for the Christmas season, another (sort of) official sales holiday is in store for shoppers: Green Monday. RELATED: Green Monday 2017: 5 ways to save some serious cash In its short history, Green Monday has become known as the second-best day to shop… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, Huckabee Sanders celebrate after CNN says it’s boycotting White House Christmas party

CNN says it’s boycotting the annual White House Christmas party for the media this Friday, citing President Trump’s “continued attacks on freedom of the press.” “CNN will not be attending this year’s White House Christmas party,” a CNN spokesperson told Politico on Tuesday. “In light of the President’s continued attacks on freedom of the press and… Please follow and like us:

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These major retailers are closing 1,000 stores in 2018

The new year could be another difficult one for traditional retailers. After closing more than 5,000 stores in 2017, we’re already getting word of closings for 2018. In 2017, the store closure and bankruptcy announcements began in January, right after the Christmas shopping season. RELATED: This retail secret may trick right-handed shoppers into spending more money… Please follow and like us:

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Brexit-charged inflation bites into Christmas shopping

While shoppers at Nottingham’s Christmas market complain about high prices, nearby volunteers hand out food parcels and retailers seek to dispel Brexit gloom with Black Friday sales. The price of everything “is shooting through the roof and wages are pretty much staying the same, so every month you cut back on a little bit more”, council… Please follow and like us:

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