Month: November 2018

Black Friday Has Brick-and-Mortar Stores Seeing Red

Legacy brick-and-mortar retailers have found themselves falling behind this Thanksgiving season as the Black Friday “holiday” moves closer to becoming an online exclusive event. Digital spending is estimated to possibly exceed $6.4 billion on Friday, which would be higher than last year’s Cyber Monday totals.

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Brexit: The Transition Period Explained [VIDEO]

The BREXIT (a portmanteau of “British exit from the European Union”) Vote happened on June 23, 2016 where 52 percent of those who voted in the referendum supported withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union.  Yet, here we are, two years later and we’re still hearing about it.  So, what’s going on?  Is Britain part of the EU or are they completely autonomous again?  Why is this transition period happening or even needed after the UK leaves the European Union in March 2019? Reality Check’s Chris Morris tackles the terminology.

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Trump Signs Order Closing Border With Mexico, Authorizing Lethal Force

Besides authorizing troops stationed at the border to act in a law enforcement capacity to “perform those military protective activities that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary” to protect border agents, including “a show or use of force (including lethal force, where necessary), crowd control, temporary detention. and cursory search.”, the president said on Thursday that he also signed an order to close the U.S. border with Mexico, adding that he’s authorized troops to use lethal force against migrants who attempt to enter the U.S.

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