By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – Attention, shoppers: If you just decided to join the Black Friday shopping crunch but didn’t prepare well, don’t despair: Just pick up your smartphone. It could be your new best friend.
Even if you haven’t invested a week or more reading sales circulars, you can play catch up with the latest mobile shopping applications.
Nov 25 (Reuters) – When Aimee Brittain’s team hits the
stores in a commando-like fashion on Thanksgiving night in
search of Black Friday deals, they’ll stand out from the crowd
in their matching bright blue shirts. They’ll scatter when they
hit the store, and the shirts will help them see each other
It’s different for the Goldman sisters. Stephanie Goldman, a
Cliffside Park, New Jersey, public relations executive, and her
sisters Nadine Kleinman of Highland Park, New Jersey, and
Valerie Goldman of Washington, D.C., travel in a pack, flooding
one zone at a time.
By Mitch Lipka
(Reuters) – U.S. consumers who suffered through the mortgage crisis – and even those who experienced losses from Superstorm Sandy – could benefit from the record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. But they should not expect a windfall, consumer advocates say.
“Consumers will not see relief in the ways they traditionally do when companies settle complaints about wrongdoing,” said John Breyault, vice president of public policy, telecommunications and fraud at the National Consumers League. “Consumer relief from this settlement will instead include principal forgiveness, loan modifications and efforts to reduce blight.”