Just because retailers think Thanksgiving should be the kickoff to the shopping season doesn't mean the average American agrees. Actually, according to a newHuffington Post poll, 62 percent of Americans think businesses should close on Thanksgiving so workers can have the day off, while only 27 percent said that they think stores should feel free to stay open if there is demand for it.
It isn't just about the employees forced to work over the holiday, either. Only 13 percent of people said they want retailers to be open on Thanksgiving, while 74 percent said they prefer that businesses wait till Friday to open. This new Thanksgiving sale trend might not be such a great idea after all, because 80% of Americans have absolutely no plans to shop on the holiday.
With all the bad press and the negative response from potential shoppers, what could the motive be for retailers like Macy's, Walmart, K-Mart and Best Buy to open their doors during the holiday?
Zac Brown Band and Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl will release their collaboration, Zac Brown Band: The Grohl Sessions Volume 1 on December 10th on iTunes.
Zac says, "Dave is a musical genius. It's been amazing to play with him on stage and get to spend time working with him in the studio. We are excited for fans to hear the music we've been able to create together."
The album, the first recorded at Zac's Southern Ground studios in Nashville, includes "Day for the Dead" -- the song they performed together on the CMA Awards earlier this month.
Phil's Crummy Corner enjoys big crowds on Friday and Saturday nights, but sometimes these crowds spill into the streets, along with their empty beer bottles and wild behavior. The neighbors have had enough and have been pushing the bar to do something about it.
So from now on, Phil's Crummy Corner will only serve booze to people 25 and older after 10 p.m. on weekends. However, they say that they'll make an exception for younger drinkers who are regulars and not known to be rabble-rousers. (MSN.com)