Holiday Earnings Mixed: Cyber Sales Up, Retailers Miss Mark

122214 shopping stats

Some say this was one of the best holiday shopping seasons to date. Others have a different view.

Depending on your perspective and your business, cyber sales or brick and mortar retail, interpretation of these numbers is best left to the beholder.

So here’s what some of the early analysis on the 2014 holiday shopping season indicates:

Private equity fund Customer Growth Partners predicted a 3.4 percent rise in store and online including sales after Christmas.

The organization said combined sales on Super Saturday, the last shopping Saturday before Christmas, increased 2.

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#8 Most Read Article of 2014: Google Warns Local Businesses: You Have 3 Weeks to Save Your Places Listing

Google is alerting some local businesses that they must update and save their Google Place listings, or lose it. Meanwhile, Google has made a change designed to make it easier for new business owners to set up their Google+ Local listing.

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End-of-Year Business Tasks Stressing You Out?

frazzled work week cartoon

The end of the year is a stressful time.

There’s the holidays, year-end accounting, analyzing the previous year, planning for the next year – it can be overwhelming. It reminds me a lot of the sales graph in this cartoon.

Don’t worry, though. Whatever stresses have been piling up, just remember – “this too shall pass” – right before the next thing hits you.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – December 26, 2014

Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Dominican border security tightened to keep out Haitians who are fleeing political unrest, sick Indian villagers sue company that abandoned asbestos mine three decades ago, UN says hundreds of world heritage sites damaged in ongoing war, and Indonesia builds massive sea wall to protect Jakarta from sinking. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Border Security Tightened to Block Haitians Fleeing Unrest Authorities are on alert as neighbor Haiti continues to cope with political instability. INDIA Abandoned Asbestos Mines Sicken Villagers Sixteen people diagnosed with a fatal lung disease want mining company to clean up debris and pay them compensation. SYRIA Hundreds of World Heritage Sites Damaged in War UN’s research and training arm releases report detailing satellite imagery which shows 290 sites have been destroyed, damaged or looted in the ongoing civil war. INDONESIA Government Builds Sea Wall to Stop Jakarta From Sinking A $293 million project aims to boost coastal defences and revamp the deteriorating canal system. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews

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