John Ransom

As Mark Twain observed, There are liars, damned liars and economists.

Mike Shedlock

Is traffic up or down? Perhaps it varies by region. Two safe bets: Online shopping is up, and Black Friday is losing importance as shopping is spread out over more days.

Political  Calculations

A lot of Americans set out to do a lot of their shopping for Christmas on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but that can present a dilemma to the Christmas shopper if their money is tight...

Night Watch

North Korea is furious over the UN General Assembly's passage of a resolution on 18 November that denounces North Korean human rights violations.

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