• Some of the most popular DNA kits are on sale right for Black Friday at their lowest prices ever - here's a quick break down of each one

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

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    By nature, Black Friday is a day that's very much about materialism. Consumers flood stores and online sites in search of deals on tech , men's fashion , women's fashion , mattresses , and more. But if you'd prefer to spend your money on experiences or learning opportunities, a DNA kit might be the perfect way to do so.
    If you've ever been interested in understanding more about your ancestry or family history, right now is the...
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  • Cards Against Humanity is selling diamonds and TVs for 99% off and totally winning Black Friday

    Cards Against Humanity is selling diamonds and TVs for 99% off and totally winning Black Friday

    18 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Half of my family all has eyes and phones locked on the same Black Friday sales page right now - and, likely to the disappointment of the big retailers, it's not any of theirs.
    In the latest in a streak of wild Black Friday stunts, Cards Against Humanity (the wonderfully offensive fill-in-the-blank “party game for horrible people”) is selling a different ridiculous item for 99% off every ten minutes. It could be a life-size cut out of Orlando Bloom for 75 cents... or it could be a 1.5 carat diamond for 32 dollars.
    Some of the other things they've put on sale this morning:
    A $20 bill for 20...
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  • J.Crew's website is crashing as customers try to shop Black Friday deals, and experts say it could have cost the company over $700,000 in sales

    J.Crew's website is crashing as customers try to shop Black Friday deals, and experts say it could have cost the company over $700,000 in sales

    18 days ago - By Chron

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    J.Crew's website crashed during Black Friday sales shopping.
    Customers are complaining on Twitter that they are unable to add items to their carts online.
    J.Crew issued an apology on Twitter, saying that the technical difficulties were due to high demand. Later on Friday afternoon, J.Crew took its website offline.
    Experts said on Friday afternoon that it could have cost the company over $700,000 in lost sales so far.
    A broken website on one of the biggest shopping days of the year is any retailer's worst nightmare, and unfortunately for J.Crew, it's come true.
    Irate...
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  • Oil Prices Down Year-over-year

    Oil Prices Down Year-over-year

    18 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From CNBC: Oil plunges 7% to lowest level in more than a year
    Oil prices slumped on Friday to their lowest levels in more than a year, deepening a rapid seven-week sell-off that has plunged crude futures deep into a bear market.
    ...
    International benchmark Brent crude dropped $3.52, or 5.6 percent, to $59.08 at 10:20 a.m. ET. The contract hit $58.92, its lowest level since Oct. 27, 2017, earlier in the session.
    U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude fell $3.59, or 6.6 percent, to $51.04. WTI briefly slid about 7 percent to $50.60, its weakest price since Oct. 12, 2017.
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  • Amazon reveals top-selling Black Friday items as sales reach 'record levels'

    Amazon reveals top-selling Black Friday items as sales reach 'record levels'

    18 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced on Friday that customers are shopping Black Friday deals at "record levels" and that it is already on pace to beat last year in terms of the number of items sold.
    Customers have purchased more than one million toys and 700,000 fashion items in the first nine hours of Black Friday.
    Amazon has already announced it will hold a week of deals, starting Saturday, for what it's calling Cyber Week. That week includes Cyber Monday .
    Amazon's Black Friday sale is already off to a roaring start.
    The e-commerce giant announced on Friday afternoon that customers are shopping Black...
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  • We spent a record $3.7 billion online on Thanksgiving

    18 days ago - By Fast Company

    Even before Black Friday, shoppers racked up huge sales between bites of their Turkey. Today's numbers are on track for $6.4 billion.
    And we're off!
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