LOOKING for a great iPhone XR Black Friday deal? You've come to the right place. Despite the iPhone 11 launching in September 2019, the XR is an extremely popular handset this November. Keep your eyes peeled on our live blog for all the latest Black Friday deals as they break - click here Live iPhone XR Deals *Just because a phone is in the Black Friday sales, doesn't mean you can't find it, or something similar, cheaper elsewhere. Always shop around before spending your money. iPhone XR Handset, 64GB, £549 (save £80) - buy here iPhone XR on Vodafone (100GB data), £34 a month, (£0 upfront) - buy here iPhone XR on Vodafone (60GB data), £33 a month (£29.99 upfront) - buy here Best iPhone 11 Black Friday deal: Okay, so we know these aren't iPhone XR deals, but they're SO good we didn't want you to miss them. iPhone 11 on Three (100GB data) for £40 a month (£0 upfront) - buy here iPhone 11 on Vodafone (60GB data) for £33 a month … [Read more...] about iPhone XR Black Friday deals 2019: The best live offers
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More Americans opted to stay at home and use their smartphones to make online purchases rather than visiting the sprawling malls as the Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday kicked off the U.S. holiday shopping season. Online sales rose more than 23 percent, crossing $6 billion on Black Friday, according to data from Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions at 80 of the top 100 U.S. retailers. On Thanksgiving, it estimated sales grew 28 percent to $3.7 billion. Preliminary data from analytics firm RetailNext showed net sales at brick-and-mortar stores fell 4 to 7 percent over the two days, while traffic fell 5 to 9 percent, continuing the trend of recent years. No data was yet available for actual spending in stores. In 2017, brick-and-mortar sales were down 8.9 percent for the weekend year-over-year, and shopper traffic fell 4.4 percent. In 2016, store sales were down 4.2 percent and traffic was down 4.4 percent, according to RetailNext. SynergyTrust begins operation in Nigeria … [Read more...] about US shoppers shun the malls for online on Black Friday
London (CNN Business)Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. A "phase one" US-China trade deal. A resounding election victory for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that removes ambiguity on Brexit. In recent days, some of the political fog that's hung over markets has lifted. Investors have responded by pouring into riskier assets. Stocks in the United States and Europe have reached fresh records amid the euphoria. But look at options markets, and a more cautious story emerges. Take the CBOE Skew Index, otherwise known as the "Black Swan" index, since it tracks demand for options that would pay out if the S&P 500 were to see a sharp, unexpected drop. That index jumped to its highest level in nearly 15 months last week. This signals that investors are looking for protection in case the recent rally goes awry. Read More "This options-based measure of the cost of 'disaster … [Read more...] about A ‘black swan’ market indicator flashes a warning
Actor Jack Black has compared President Donald Trump to Hot Shots star Charlie Sheen “when he was on crack”. Black was speaking to Variety magazine at the Sundance film festival as his latest film, scam comedy The Polka King, was receiving its world premiere. Black and his fellow film-makers had been asked for their thoughts on Trump’s rise to the presidency and Black responded with an extended digression on Trump’s “obsession” with winning. He said: “We’ve got to start thinking globally. We’re going to be working together … if the human race, if this species is going to survive. Yeah, America first is fine, in terms of finances, but we’ve got to stop thinking that way. It’s not a Monopoly game where the rich billionaire wins the game. It’s about the world working together, and it’s got to happen soon.” Fellow Polka King cast member Willie Garson then added: “This whole concept of winning, … [Read more...] about Jack Black: Donald Trump is like Charlie Sheen on crack
With reports linking James Rodriguez with a summer switch to north London, how did he go from being one of the hottest properties in world football to Real Madrid's forgotten man? James, 27, is entering the final lap of his two-year loan deal at Bayern Munich and, although his time at the Allianz Arena has been far from disastrous, there is clearly plenty for the Colombia international to do to persuade the German side to take up the option of a €42m (£36.6m) permanent deal in the summer.The player himself was optimistic last summer, with his seven goals and 11 assists in 23 league appearances proving crucial in helping Bayern to the Bundesliga title."The first season was very positive," he told fcbayern.com. "I want to win more trophies this season and be an important member of the team."I'm very happy here, I'm only thinking about Bayern. It's a magnificent club and I can see myself staying here for longer."But Bayern head coach Niko Kovac sounded less than convinced when … [Read more...] about James Rodriguez: What next for Colombia forward and how has his star fallen since 2014?
Last Saturday night, Pete Heller and I had the honour and pleasure of warming up for Frankie Knuckles at the Ministry of Sound in London. On Tuesday morning, I awoke to the numbing news that Frankie had passed away on Monday afternoon at his home in Chicago. My mind quickly went back to Saturday night, when Frankie had arrived in the DJ booth as we were playing. He gave us a warm welcome with his amazing smile, but he somehow seemed distant and reflective. Since his passing, friends have told me they knew he was very ill and was close to not flying to England last weekend. I dearly wish someone had made us aware of this. While we played he sat quietly on a stool, flashing that smile whenever old friends or fans came up to greet him, but you could sense something was wrong. I'm gutted I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to him properly last Saturday and wish him a safe journey home. As I was leaving, Frankie was deep in the mix, and after waiting a while to see if the moment was right, … [Read more...] about Frankie Knuckles, 1955-2014 – an appreciation by Terry Farley