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Cyber Monday grows as busiest day of season people shopping
Business

Cyber Monday grows as busiest day of season people shopping

Cyber Monday proved just as big a draw as ever after a weekend that saw fewer people shopping in stores. Sales grew 8.5% for the 24-hour period, according to IBM Digital Analytics, solidifying Monday as the largest online shopping day of the year. Shoppers spent an average of $124.21 per order, down 3.5% from last year, though the number of transactions was up and people bought more items on average per order. Monetate, a company whose software helps major retailers including Macy’s and Best Buy personalize the online shopping experience,...

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Business Getting gas to market the legal behind the infrastructure
Business

Business Getting gas to market the legal behind the infrastructure

The “glut of natural gas” in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays has brought numerous midstream companies to the forefront of the natural gas industry. Now that there seems to be an enormous amount of natural gas in storage, addressing how to get it to market is another situation altogether. Numerous pipelines, or infrastructure, have been proposed within Pennsylvania to carry gas to places like New York, New Jersey, and other east coast states like the Carolinas. It is expected that these pipelines will someday bring natural gas to...

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Six outstand architectural projects honoured with top gong
Travel

Six outstand architectural projects honoured with top gong

Norway’s Culture Minister has announced the six winners of the the Houens Fonds Diplom, a top award recognising architectural projects of outstanding quality in the country. The constructions, including the hiking trail and viewpoint overlooking the country’s famous Trollstigen mountain road, have been highlighted as ‘role models for what is being built ahead’. “It’s a pleasure to hand out this award to outstanding architecture. The Norwegian architecture sector displays competitiveness and is reaping national and international...

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Follows trend with growth in upscale off-campus student housing
Technology

Follows trend with growth in upscale off-campus student housing

Fully furnished suites with leather upholstered furniture, stainless steel sinks and appliances, granite-top counters, flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet, tanning salons, fitness centers, tennis courts, beach volley ball courts, salt-water swimming pools, clubhouses, and hot tubs. These might sound like the amenities of a luxury resort hotel, but they are actually some of the features found at upscale student housing communities built by student associations and foundations affiliated with state universities in Pennsylvania. Before the...

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Report says richest 1% will control most wealth that represents
Business

Report says richest 1% will control most wealth that represents

The world’s richest 1% will soon amass wealth that represents more than the entirety of that owned by the rest of the people on our planet, a new report released Monday by the British anti-poverty charity Oxfam claims. The study, published ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, suggests that by 2016 the gap between the world’s rich and poor will widen to the extent that those at the top of the income pile will control over 50% of total global wealth. That percentage is up from 48% in 2014....

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