Online sales give U.S. businesses a Black Friday boost

U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they were just browsing the merchandise, reserving their cash for internet purchases.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/online-sales-give-u-s-businesses-black-friday-boost-n823841

Online sales give U.S. businesses a Black Friday boost

U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they were just browsing the merchandise, reserving their cash for internet purchases.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/online-sales-give-u-s-businesses-black-friday-boost-n823841

Online sales give U.S. businesses a Black Friday boost

U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they were just browsing the merchandise, reserving their cash for internet purchases.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/online-sales-give-u-s-businesses-black-friday-boost-n823841

The CFPB now has two acting directors. And nobody knows which one should lead the federal agency

President Trump and the outgoing head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau both nominated acting directors to head the watchdog agency on Friday, throwing its leadership into disarray.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/11/24/the-cfpb-now-has-two-acting-directors-and-nobody-knows-which-one-should-lead-the-federal-agency/

Inside the rapid rise and unprecedented power grab of Saudi Arabia’s millennial crown prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is rapidly becoming the driving force behind his Middle East kingdom and one of the most powerful people in the world. The 32-year-old royal has influenced Saudi Arabia’s military, foreign policy, economy, and even day-to-day religious and cultural life.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mohammed-bin-salman-time-person-of-the-year-candidate-poll-2017-11

TIME Magazine refutes Trump’s claim that he turned down 2017 Person of the Year award

“The President is incorrect about how we choose Person of the Year,” the magazine tweeted Friday night. “TIME does not comment on our choice until publication, which is December 6.” At the time of this post, Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is ranked No.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/time-magazine-responds-to-trump-person-of-the-year-2017-11

How the Pentagon is preparing for the coming drone wars

More than a decade after the improvised explosive device became the scourge of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Pentagon is battling another relatively rudimentary device that threatens to wreak havoc on American troops: the drone.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/how-the-pentagon-is-preparing-for-the-coming-drone-wars/2017/11/24/3e4ff736-cfd1-11e7-81bc-c55a220c8cbe_story.html