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3 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season -- an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping. Last year, UPS underestimated the surge in deliveries during the holiday shipping season, which peaked several days later than the company had expected as shoppers jumped at offers of free shipping right up until a few days before Christmas.
7 hrs ago | WEHT
Is it too early for holiday decorations, o r do you think it's never too early to get into the spirit? Many shoppers say they want to see c andy corn before candy canes, t ricks and treats before snow and sleet, p umpkin and spice before the list those being naughty or nice. "Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.
7 hrs ago | Get Reading
Bracknell Regeneration Partnership has confirmed there will be a big-switch on this year, despite it being held for the final time last year. The town centre will be lit up with Christmas lights one last time this winter after shops were given a stay of execution.
Credit card defaults are on the rise, and those who get new cards in the lead-up to Christmas are most likely to get into financial strife. Credit card faults are monitored by Veda, a data company that provides information to lenders and service providers in Australia and New Zealand.
The president of Pitt Meadows Community Foundation announced his intentions to run Monday, becoming the second candidate to vie for the seat. Current Mayor Deb Walters will not be seeking re-election.
Now, the beloved reindeer and the holly-jolly cast of the iconic show are set to take the stage in downtown Reading this Christmas season as part of the "Broadway on 6th Street" series. The longest-running and highest-rated animated television special will come to life, live on stage at the Santander Performing Arts Center with " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical " on Tues., Dec. 2. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical celebrates Rudolph's 50 years on television.
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and this year it will be the last time December 25 falls on a Thursday until 2025 due to leap years The big event falls on a Thursday this year, which will be the last time Christmas day is on a Thursday until 2025 due to leap years. As of Tuesday there were 97 shopping days until Christmas, excluding Sundays, and the last big shopping weekend is set to fall on Saturday December 20. UK shoppers are following trends set in the US including Black Friday and Cyber Monday due to an increase in the number of websites offering online promotions.
Children hold plates on top of their heads against rainfall as they queue for free meals during Christmas celebrations at the town of Bislig, Tanauan in Leyte province, central Philippines December 24, 2013, a month after Typhoon Haiyan battered central Philippines. Super typhoon Haiyan reduced almost everything in its path to rubble when it swept ashore in the central Philippines on November 8, killing at least 6,069 people, leaving 1,779 missing and 4 million either homeless or with damaged homes.
Singers sought for Christmas concert This year's presentation will feature Keith and Kristyn Getty and their nine-piece Irish band. Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://www.livingstondaily.com/story/news/local/people/2014/09/16/singers-sought-christmas-concert/15703921/ The Livingston County Christian Musicians group is gearing up for its annual Love In the Name of Christ of the Greater Livingston Area Christmas benefit concert Nov. 29 at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at Brighton High School, 7878 Brighton Road in Brighton.
A Botetourt County art student will wake up seeing stars each morning. Naomi Grooten said she was inspired by painter Vincent van Gogh to create her own masterpiece.
Darius Rucker is releasing a Christmas album - and Sheryl Crow opened the present early. The singer posted a photo of herself with Rucker on her Facebook page last week with the caption "Merry Christmas Baby! ."
"Every time I go shopping now, I have to buy a gift," said Julia Barker, who tries to pick up a present every pay cheque in an effort to ease the financial stress of the holidays. It can be a big chuck of money to spend at one time.
Taken while I was walking along the street in London on Saturday..I heard the sound, and then I saw they were coming in party mood, I thought that Christmas had come early... I got my camera out quickly and gave a few shots, they disappeared with laughter and music.. They pedaled faster than I thought.
Auditions for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" by Barbara Robinson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. for children ages 5 to 9; from 3 to 5 p.m. for children ages 10 to 15 on Sunday, Oct. 5; and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, for adults. The Albright Theatre is on the 3rd floor of the government building, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia.
A complex story in the Guardian about California Almond production, water, drough and government regulation provides great fodder for an introductory microeconomics class : Touted as the ultimate superfood and an essential ingredient in everything from mezze to marzipan: the humble almond has never been so popular. But with prices at a nine-year high, almonds are in the frontline of a battle over water as California struggles to cope with one of its worst-ever droughts - stoking fears of an almond shortage over Christmas.
Party classics like Champagne are forecast to play second fiddle to spirits this Christmas - most especially gin, according to UK market research. A study into festive drinks choices, which polled more than 1,000 people, found that 52% are more likely to order a spirit and mixer during the party season this year compared to Champagne.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 05:39 am
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