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The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Is Just a Three-Hour Advertisement

Sam Corey | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Sam Corey

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade isn't a festive event; it's a prolonged commercial that manipulates families into buying products they don't need. t's time Americans really see this event for what it really is, snap out of the shopping spirit and focus on real values.

Behind the Scenes: The Magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Riley Arthur | Posted 11.25.2015 | Good News
Riley Arthur

There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.

Best Cyber Monday Deals and Sales 2015: TV, Tech, Toys and More

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Cyber Monday is coming, and it promises to be a huge day for deals and sales. The holiday could even end up...

Why Retailers Will Inevitably Lose The War On Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.27.2015 | Business

In the run-up to Thanksgiving this year, TJX, the parent company to discount chains Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, has been airing an advertisement about i...

What Goes On Behind the Scenes at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jim Hill | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Well, as busy as you may be, I'm betting that your Thanksgiving to-do list looks like a Post-it note compared to all of the tasks that the talented folks who work for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group have to accomplish before 12 noon ET on Thursday arrives.

Your Phone Is Your Secret Weapon For Holiday Shopping

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.24.2015 | Technology

At some Macy's outlets this holiday season, shoppers who download the retailer’s app will be able to use their smart phones to guide the...

Most In US Will Use Amazon For Online Holiday Shopping This Year

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

A majority of U.S. consumers plan to go to for most of their online holiday shopping, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, even after tradit...

Etsy’s Artisanal Goods Are Coming To Macy's

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business

Etsy is helping its most popular artisans reach a bigger pool of shoppers. The online selling platform last week announced new retail partnerships wi...

More Bad News For Macy’s Ahead Of Holiday Shopping Season

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

It's been a bad year for Macy's, and it just keeps getting worse. The company said on Wednesday that it has seen a 5.2 percent drop in sales bet...

Leaked Black Friday 2015 Ads From Walmart, Target And More: Get The Best Deals

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer Black Friday is famous for its deals, when retailers offer their biggest no-holds-barred discounts of the y... Offers Luxury Bargains Online and Is Focusing On America

Bill_Robinson | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business

Jennifer Wang is a very smart lady, refined and soft-spoken. For her, I was her first media interview about her business Dealmoon. She was visibl...

Macy's Is Starting Black Friday On Thanksgiving For Third Consecutive Year

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business

For the third year in a row, Macy's will open its doors to the onslaught of shoppers the evening of Thanksgiving, setting Black Friday in motion befo...

Designing a Sustainable Development Model for Youth Empowerment

Lilian O. Ajayi | Posted 09.23.2015 | Impact
Lilian O. Ajayi

The question of what it might take to "Design a Sustainable Development Model for Youth Empowerment in Nigeria" for me -- meant a time for personal introspection. As a Diaspora Youth, what makes you feel empowered? And how can we create the same environment for the Youth in Nigeria?

The Truth & Trump: A Short Quiz

Bernie Shine | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

The truth sometimes appears to be an ever-changing kaleidoscope to presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump. Let's take a short quiz.

Trump and Sheen -- Now That's the Ticket

Ira Kalb | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Kalb

Even though NBC, Macy's, and a long list of other sponsors fired him in July for his comments about immigrants from Mexico, Donald Trump is like the Energizer Bunny. He keeps going and going.

Macy's To Close Up To 40 Stores Next Year

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business

Macy's announced Tuesday that it will close 35 to 40 stores across the country in early 2016, according to a press release. A Macy's spokesman said t...

Is Trump Tapping Into PC Backlash?

Kevin Price | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics
Kevin Price

For those who thought that Trump's remarks made him "dead in the water" politically had to be shocked over what has happened in the days since. He has catapulted in the polls and seems to be taping into the "Silent Majority" that Richard Nixon use to refer to in his presidential campaigns.

The Donald - Impaled on His Own Spit

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Donald Trump has been dancing around the campfire for many years. His unique mix of hubris, pretense and bullying has made him an iconic American brand. In fact, he is more brand than human.

Internet Reminds Donald Trump His Signature Collection Is Made In Mexico

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business

  Not much gets past the Internet.  Donald Trump is currently embroiled in a steaming pot of controversy after making derogatory comments ab...

It's Not Political Correctness, It Is Free Market Capitalism

John Friedman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
John Friedman

When Macy's made their statement that their values of diversity and inclusion were incompatible with the statements Mr. Trump made they were not questioning his right to say them. They were expressing their freedom of association (and dissociation) with those articulated, public statements.

Macy's Joins NBC Telling Trump "You're Fired!"

Ira Kalb | Posted 07.03.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

If Donald Trump wants to craft a consistent and favorable image for himself, he is not doing an effective job.

Shakira Shames Donald Trump For His 'Hateful And Racist Speech'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices

More than two weeks after Donald Trump characterized Mexican immigrants to the U.S. as "rapists" and criminals, the backlash from the Latino community...

Igor Bobic

Congrats, America! Donald Trump Is Now A Presidential Front-runner | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He told us it was going to be huge. Truly one of the biggest ever. And now Donald Trump has some polling data to back him up. The cel...

4th of July Fireworks: The 10 Most Extravagant Displays in the U.S.

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business

Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.

Surprise! Most Americans Do Enjoy Being Able To Donate To Charity At The Register

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.20.2015 | Impact

If you're annoyed with cashiers asking for your charitable dollar at checkout, you're not all alone -- but you are in the minority. A report releas...