Economy

Do we still need Cyber Monday?

NEW YORK CITY (NBC News) — Retail analysts looking for holiday cheer over Thanksgiving weekend found it on screens large and small, as a craving for convenience and inclement weather drove up online sales during and after Black Friday — a trend analysts …

Local businesses prepare for Small Business Saturday

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Thanksgiving is Thursday, and it kicks off one of the busiest times of the year for shopping. From Brown Thursday to Giving Tuesday and everything in between, including Small Business Saturday. “Shopping holiday” that celebrates the importance of …

China pushes for rollback of U.S. tariffs

BEIJING, China (NBC) – Trade talks between the U.S. and China appear to be stalled over the rollback of U.S. tariffs. China’s Commerce Ministry said Thursday the U.S. must abolish trade tariffs if the U.S. wants China to agree to a deal. …

Facebook launches new cross-platform payment system

MENLO PARK, Calif. (NBC) – Facebook is launching a new payment system, called Facebook Pay. It will be available for use on Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook messenger. The service is designed to facilitate payments across the company’s social networks and apps. …