Tag Archives: Holiday

Lauren Holiday: Former Soccer Star To Have Brain Surgery To Remove Tumor, Waiting Until She Gives Birth Before Surgery

Lauren Holiday, a former U.S. soccer player, has a brain tumor that needs to be surgically removed. The tumor on Holiday’s brain is benign and does not pose a threat to her unborn child. Since the tumor is benign and not a threat to her baby, Us Magazine is reporting that Holiday has decided to hold off on having the ...

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Zika Virus Means Americans Are Avoiding Latin America As A Holiday Destination

Latin American countries have long relied on American tourists as a large source of their income, however, that tourism industry appears to be suffering as a result of the Zika virus. The virus is believed to be discouraging many Americans from holidaying in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a poll from Reuters/Ipsos. The Zika virus is causing chaos ...

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7 Ways to Lower the Cost of a Holiday Road Trip

Filed under: Travel, Gas Prices, How to Save Money Gregory Bull/APNo one will be smiling if you go too fast and get slapped with a speeding ticket. By Trent Hamm The holidays are nearly upon us, with many families driving long distances to spend time with each other in the next weeks. Road trips are also an annual part of ...

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12 Ways to Save on Last-Minute Holiday Travel

Filed under: Travel, Saving By Maryalene LaPonsie If going home for the holidays — or escaping from home — is a part of your December plan, you may think it’s too late to score a deal. After all, aren’t we always told to book in advance for the best prices? While it can be easier to find deals if you ...

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Foul weather threatens to snarl U.S. holiday travel

Published: December 20, 2013 1:21 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | This NOAA satellite image taken on Dec. 20, 2013 shows a stationary front extending from northern New England to the Mid Mississippi Valley. Snow and freezing rain is occurring over the Great Lakes with light rain over the Ohio Valley and northern Missouri. A cold front is ...

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7 Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Tips

Filed under: Retail, Holiday Shopping, Consumer Goods, Consumer Issues, Consumer Protection Alamy By Hitha Prabhakar Few things evoke panic like last-minute shopping for holiday gifts. If you’ve waited until now to head to the stores, you’re not the only one. According to the National Retail Federation, nearly 32 million people had yet to begin their shopping as of Dec 9. ...

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Best Days for Crowd-Free Holiday Shopping

Filed under: Black Friday, Retail, Holiday Shopping, Consumer Issues Andrew A. Nelles/APShoppers along Chicago’s Michigan Avenue on Black Friday. By Cameron Huddleston The crowds showed up in stores in full force over the long holiday weekend. More than 92 million people shopped on Black Friday this year — up from 89 million last year, according to the National Retail Federation. ...

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5 Winners and Losers of the Holiday Week in Business

Filed under: Company News, Stock Picks, Amazon.com, Yahoo, Market News, Stocks Steve Mack/FilmMagic There was no shortage of wonders of blunders even in this holiday-shortened market week. From a retailer’s gadget going cold to some jewelers just starting to heat up, here’s a rundown of the week’s smartest moves and biggest errors in the business world. Men’s Wearhouse (MW) — ...

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Shutdown, Obamacare driving holiday shopping online?

Good for online businesses? (Credit: WorldSiteGuides/YouTube Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Politics has become tiresome. Alright, it was always tiresome, but when 24-hour cable news came along, we got to hear of every little detail and reached for extra doses of our calming medicine. It seems, though, that one of the consequences of constant political upheaval has been to drive more ...

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How to Save on Holiday Airfares

Filed under: Personal Finance, Travel, Savings Experiment, How to Save Money, Airfare David Zalubowski/AP By Cameron Huddleston If you plan on flying anywhere over Thanksgiving or Christmas, now might be the best time to buy your tickets. By booking a flight in September, rather than waiting until closer to the holidays, you could potentially save hundreds of dollars, says CheapAir.com ...

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