Archive for November, 2016

Figures show Cyber Monday still biggest US online sales day

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016:

Updated 1:54 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber Monday is still on top. Reports from two research firms show that the Monday after Thanksgiving was still the busiest U.S. online shopping day of the holiday season. Research firm comScore said Wednesday that desktop computer spending on Monday rose 17 percent to $2.67 billion. It didn’t give a figure for shopping done on tablets or smartphones, which is an increasing part of the market. Since Nov. 1, sales have risen 12 percent to $29.7 billion compared with the same period a year ago, comScore said. Amazon.com was the […] Read More →

Boris Johnson denies claims he told diplomats he was 'in favour of freedom of movement'

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016:

Claims that Boris Johnson told at least four EU ambassadors that he supports freedom of movement have been dismissed as a “total lie” by sources close to the Foreign Secretary. Several high-ranking diplomats said Mr Johnson had indicated he was personally in favour of allowing free work and travel for all EU citizens – despite indications that the Government plans to opt for hard Brexit.  One ambassador told Sky News: “He did say he was personally in favour of free movement, as it corresponds to his own beliefs. But he said it wasn’t government policy.” Another diplomat, who claimed Mr Johnson […] Read More →

The long and short of Gary Cohn, Washington’s new Superintendent of the Year

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016:

The new state Superintendent of the Year — Everett’s Gary Cohn — has two answers for every question: One short, and one long. The new state Superintendent of the Year is Gary Cohn, who has led Everett Public Schools since 2009. After the announcement last week, we called Cohn to talk about the honor and learned some interesting things about him, especially: If you ask Cohn what time it is, he’ll instead give you the instructions for how to make a clock. He apologized multiple times with that analogy (and once for using another) during a 30-minute interview about the […] Read More →

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