Monday, November 29

Retail Sees Solid, Not Stellar, Holidays

On the whole, this article didn't really tell me anything I didn't know (or at least expect). However, one tidbit was very interesting. I hadn't known the origin of the term "Black Friday" before, but it is called that because it's the day most retailers move into profit for the year... getting "in the black," as opposed to "in the red."

It's also interesting to think about how much money changed hands in one day - $22.8 billion, just in America. The mind boggles.

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