PODCAST: Holiday sales up, the price of fake snow
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Sears Holding says it’s going to shut down more than 100 Sears and Kmart stores after some really bad holiday numbers. Sales for both chains have been down more than 5 percent in the latest quarter.
The S&P Case-Schiller home price index shows that home prices fell in most major cities in October. It’s the second month of declines after a few months of more positive news.
Here’s something to remember as you’re taking to the skies this busy holiday week: some food items just are not sacred to the Transportation Security Administration. A woman going through security at the Las Vegas airport was stopped by the TSA. Her carry-on bag and other personal items got the OK from screeners. But one item didn’t get through… her cupcake. Now TSA rules say cakes and pies are OK to carry-on a plane. But one agent was suspicious of the cupcake’s frosting, saying it violated the agency’s liquid and gel rules.
Some folks weren’t satisfied with a snow-free Christmas this year. According to ABC News, the fake snow business is booming in places like Jacksonville, Fla. Here we’re talking not about fake, plastic, snow but ice re-formed into flakes; 70 foot snow slides, snow for snowmen and snowball fights. The cost of your private winter wonderland — as much as $20,000, depending on just how many snowballs you wanna make.
And in today’s Mid-day Extra, we look at what kind of value you get out of breaking an NFL record.
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