Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour scaled back in the UK after backlash from campaigners

Coca-Cola has scaled back its Christmas truck’s annual tour of the U.K. following protests from health activists. The truck will visit 24 towns and cities around the U.K. throughout November and December — down from 42 locations last year. Coca-Cola’s annual marketing push has faced various demands from campaigners, ranging from a stop to the distribution of full-sugar free samples […]

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A handgun for Christmas: Wisconsin company decides to buy firearms for every employee this holiday season

HORTONVILLE, Wis. — A company that produces novelty glassware embedded with a bullet as if it had been shot has decided give every employee a handgun as a Christmas present. Giving employees their choice of revolver as a gift is part of an effort to promote personal safety and team building, Ben Wolfgram, who co-owns Hortonville-based BenShot, said Tuesday. The business […]

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7 Tips for Shopping Online Safely This Holiday Season

If you’ve browsed your local stores recently, you’ve probably seen all the Christmas decorations, expanding toy selection and scented pine cones. Christmas is coming, which means most of us will be gearing up to shop. The days of suffering through retail congestion are a thing of the past for many, though. Forrester Research predicts online holiday sales in the United […]

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Hello, Christmas! First day of November officially kicks off holiday shopping madness

(Getty Images) Just as early voting is getting more people to cast ballots in the midterm elections, an early start to the holiday shopping season will get more satisfied customers to spend more dollars. Welcome to the "retail equinox" – that predictable time each year when the retail seasons change from Halloween monsters to holiday mistletoe. Now that the euphoria […]

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Early Christmas decorations for boy with brain cancer vandalized; 2 teens arrested

CINCINNATI – Police arrested two teens Wednesday night who they say confessed to slashing neighborhood Christmas decorations put up early for a boy with cancer. The decorations are up in Colerain, a Cincinnati suburb, for Brody Allen, a 2-year-old suffering from a rare brain cancer. Doctors told his parents, Todd and Shilo Allen, that they were out of treatment options and that […]

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London department store launches Christmas shop in August

Europe may be basking in a summer heatwave, but Selfridge’s store, first opened in 1909, is thinking of chillier times, launching its Christmas Shop a full 145 days before Dec. 25th. The department store says over 500 products are on display — from Big Ben-shaped tree decorations to London-themed snow globes — even though temperatures outside are over 86 Fahrenheit. […]

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