Shutting down shop?
Sears is disputing reports it plans to close 116 Sears and Kmart stores...and eliminate 6,100 workers ahead of Christmas. Financial news service Seeking Alpha says Sears Holding Company is closing stores in several states, though Georgia is not one of them.
But, a Sears spokesperson told USA Today the store count is not accurate. But, it did not dispute store closures or potential layoffs.
Turn that frown upside down
Amazon's trademark smile might be more of a frown today. It says it is forecasting lower than expected sales this holiday season, and posted a third quarter loss of $437 million.
Amazon has spent a lot of money this year entering other areas, like the Fire Phone, which has not been successful. Amazon says it will win more customers by making holiday shopping easier and more stress-free this year.
Stay classy, Guinness
Guinness is not just content giving you a belt of Irish stout. It is now getting into the luxury beer business. Guinness will start offering limited edition beer next month.
The first one will be called The 1759. It is 9 percent alcohol amber ale, made from a 200 year old recipe.
You will pay for it if you want to sample it. It will retail for $35 for a 25oz bottle, packed in a velvet-lined box.
Like a Virgin
Hartsfiel-Jackson, the busiest airport in the world, celebrates a new beginning today...the arrival of Virgin Atlantic Airways. The very first flight is from London's Heathrow Airport and carrying founder of Virgin, Sir Richard Branson.
That means more than 100 additional international and domestic connections will be offered, from Atlanta to London. A press conference is held Friday, with Mayor Kasim Reed, as well as tours of the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787.
Mail and meat
You may soon be able to get your groceries from your letter carrier. The Postal Regulatory Commission will allow the US Postal Service to deliver non-postal items, in the early morning hours.
For now, the PRC will let the Postal Service test how well it can deliver items other than mail. There is no time table yet for the Postal Service to deliver groceries.
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