Weekly Headlines and Calander
Posted on December 13, 2011
Online sales for the holiday season to date (since November 1 to Friday) totaled $24.6 billion, a 15% increase over the $21.4 billion spent during the same period last year, ComScore reported. Last week's spending totaled $5.9 billion, also a 15% increase over the corresponding period last year.
Anti-Wall Street protesters plan to attempt to block major West Coast ports on Monday. By marching on U.S. ports from California to Alaska, organizers look to call attention to economic inequalities in the country and a financial system they complain is unfairly tilted toward the wealthy.
Scammers across the nation are targeting the Better Business Bureau. They're using BBB's good name to try and spread a computer virus. The scam e-mail says the BBB has received a complaint from one of your customers and says, "We encourage you to use our online complaint system to respond." When you click on the link, it reportedly installs a virus. If you receive one of these e-mails, delete it immediately and do not open the link.
Developing nations led by China and India pledged they'd work toward an agreement that would limit their fossil fuel emissions for the first time, the biggest advance in the fight against global warming in 14 years.
Monday - Treasury Budget
Tuesday - Retail Sales, Business Inventories, FOMC Meeting Announcement
Wednesday - Import and Export Prices, EIA Petroleum Status Report
Thursday - Jobless Claims, Producer Price Index, Empire State Manufacturing Survey, Industrial Production, Philadelphia Fed Survey
Friday - Consumer Price Index