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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Technology
Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real onesBy DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Business WriterNovember 28, 2020, 9:27 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBlack Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones.Consumers spent an estimated $ 9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $ 7.4 billion set in 2019.Meanwhile, traffic to physical stores plummeted as retailers tried to prevent crowds by cutting their hours and limiting doorbuster deals. U.S. store visits dropped by 52% on Black Friday, according to Sensormati
Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

Duterte questions letting Facebook stay after accounts shut

Technology
President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to operate in the Philippines after it removed accounts he said was backed his government’s interests, including fighting insurgentsByThe Associated PressSeptember 29, 2020, 7:04 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMANILA, Philippines -- President Rodrigo Duterte questioned why he should allow Facebook to continue operating in the Philippines after the social media giant removed accounts he said was backed his government’s interests, including fighting insurgents.Facebook said last week it had removed a Philippine network of fake accounts whose operators tried to conceal their identities and used “coordinated inauthentic behavior” to mislead people.Duterte did not specify which Facebook accounts

Transfer news LIVE: Gareth Bale’s agent quizzed on permanent Tottenham stay, Liverpool to launch Mbappe bid next summer, Manchester United enquired for £80m Calvert-Lewin

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news, rumours and gossip with the summer window now in full swing… LATEST NEWS Premier League done deals: Every completed signing in summer 2020 transfer window Gareth Bale could stay at Tottenham BEYOND one-year loan as Welshman’s Real Madrid career is over, his agent tells talkSPORT […] talkSPORT
Parents urged to stay up-to-date with children’s vaccinations

Parents urged to stay up-to-date with children’s vaccinations

Health
Parents are being urged to make sure their children are up-to-date with all their routine vaccinations.The Local Government Association said high vaccine uptake could prevent infections and stop pressure being piled on the NHS.The childhood vaccination programme is continuing as normal while jabs given in school are being rescheduled.Vaccines protect children against serious diseases including measles, meningitis and whooping cough.The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, said it was expecting an influx of children needing vaccinations when schools return in September.It called for the government to set out a plan to ensure children get the vaccinations they need and to provide funding to allow GPs, clinics and schools to cope with demand....
Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho bid ‘within days’, Sheffield United drop Dean Henderson hint, Paul Pogba ‘happy to stay’

Manchester United transfer news LIVE: Jadon Sancho bid ‘within days’, Sheffield United drop Dean Henderson hint, Paul Pogba ‘happy to stay’

Sports
It’s set to be a busy summer of action for Manchester United in the transfer market. The club are keen to sign Jadon Sancho but won’t pay the £108m Borussia Dortmund want, while Jack Grealish continues to be linked with a move to Old Trafford and Alexis Sanchez is among those being shippped out by the club. Keep up to date with all the latest Manchester United news and transfer gossip below.. Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT