August 25, 2019

This Is the Saddest Holiday Season in Venezuelan History.

“I have clear memories of every Christmas since 1937. I can assure you that I have never witnessed one as sad and full of sorrows as this one. People’s faces speak for themselves. There is no joy in them,” Enrique Aristeguieta, a Venezuelan historian, wrote this year. Few days remain in 2017. It was a […]

TRUMP EFFECT: RECORD HOLIDAY SALES NEAR $600 BILLION; Expert: Spending Pace Not Seen Since Great Recession.

Retailers are reporting record holiday sales this season of $598 billion as of Christmas Eve, fueled by confidence in the pro-business, pro-jobs economic polices of President Donald Trump of cutting Obama-era regulations and enacting major tax cuts and reforms. Yet media reports by CBS, AP and the Wall Street Journal all failed to mention President […]

Americans Spend More Than Expected as Holiday Season Heats Up.

November retail sales up 0.8% from prior month; economists saw 0.3% increase Americans are spending more than expected this holiday season, fueled by income gains, confidence in the economic outlook, buoyant financial markets and modest inflation. The boost includes in-store and online spending at brick-and-mortar retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Nordstrom Inc., which […]

NK Threatens Missile Launches To Celebrate Country’s Public Holiday

Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading ‘Pukkuksong’ during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj OAN Newsroom North Korea is threatening to launch another missile test as soon as next month. State officials said if the U.S. maintains a […]

Is Christmas Still a Religious Holiday in America?

Nearly nine in ten Americans will celebrate Christmas this year, but a majority say the holiday is only “somewhat” or “not too” religious for them. In recent years, fewer Americans consider Christmas a “strongly religious” holiday. Less than half of Americans who celebrate Christmas (43 percent) still consider it a “strongly religious” holiday, according to a new study […]

Veterans Day: 5 Facts You Didn’t Know About This Federal Holiday

On the 11th day of November every year Americans observe Veterans Day, a federal holiday that honors the millions of men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. Below, in no particular order of importance, are five interesting facts about the holiday, from its origins to its practice. (Photo: Reuters/Larry Downing) A […]

Potential Holiday Threats Assessed With Focus on ‘Lone Wolf’ Terrorists

WASHINGTON — Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, American counterterrorism officials have increased security at national landmarks and large public events ahead of major holidays or significant anniversaries, and issued bulletins calling for increased vigilance by the public. But this Fourth of July weekend has spawned particularly strong warnings about a potential attack as […]

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