First, it’s the day after Christmas. It was Dec. 26, 2004, when waves from the mightiest earthquake in 40 years killed around 230,000 people in 12 Indian Ocean nations. The Asian tsunami was remembered today as survivors prayed at mosques and mass graves marking the third anniversary.
A broad gauge of consumer spending released by MasterCard, which includes estimates for spending by cash and checks, showed a modest 2.4 percent increase in holiday spending, excluding gasoline and auto sales. Women’s apparel suffered especially, with spending down 2.4 percent. Target, the nation’s No. 2 retailer, warns its sales may have fallen in December.
Finally, I don’t know if you’ve seen this yet. But hey, it’s that week between Christmas and New Year’s and just maybe your boss isn’t around. So it may be time to re-cap the year on NewsOK.com and in The Oklahoman. Watch the top 20 videos of the year, view the best photos and slideshows. Also, find out which articles made it in the Top 10!