What to buy on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and after Christmas to get the best deals

Here’s what experts predict will be the best deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the days after Christmas. Black FridayStart browsing on Thanksgiving, which is when many retailers actually start rolling out their Black Friday deals, says Michael Bonebright of DealNews.com, since “historically, we’ve seen more deals on Thanksgiving than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.” Michael Bonebright DealNews.comSmartphones: Smartphones tend to have some of their best deals of the year on Black Friday. Her


Here’s what experts predict will be the best deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the days after Christmas.
Black FridayStart browsing on Thanksgiving, which is when many retailers actually start rolling out their Black Friday deals, says Michael Bonebright of DealNews.com, since “historically, we’ve seen more deals on Thanksgiving than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.”
Michael Bonebright DealNews.comSmartphones: Smartphones tend to have some of their best deals of the year on Black Friday.
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What to buy on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and after Christmas to get the best deals

This holiday season, sales are set to reach $1.1 trillion, according to a survey by Deloitte, while the typical shopper expects to spend more than $1,000 on food, decorations, and gifts for themselves and others, according to the National Retail Federation. Much of this money will be spent during the season’s big sale days: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the period between Christmas and New Year’s. Especially if you’re trying to stick to a budget, it’s useful to know what’s smartest to buy when. Here’s what experts predict will be the best deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the days after Christmas.

Black Friday

Start browsing on Thanksgiving, which is when many retailers actually start rolling out their Black Friday deals, says Michael Bonebright of DealNews.com, since “historically, we’ve seen more deals on Thanksgiving than Black Friday or Cyber Monday.” But if you’ll be too busy cooking, “many Thanksgiving door-busters do carry over to Black Friday,” he says. Here’s what you should buy on Black Friday: Televisions: Flatscreen TVs are a Black Friday door-buster tradition, and this year is no different, says Kristin McGrath, shopping expert at Offers.com. “You can expect an easy $100 to $300 off on 4K sets, and even discounts of $500 plus on certain larger-screen models over 60 inches.” For example, a Samsung 70″ LED TV will be discounted from $899.99 to 549.99 at Best Buy. But, she warns, don’t get “blinded by a [low] price and a big screen,” as many of the deals will be on lower quality products. You could also hold off until Cyber Monday. Some experts predict that the deepest discounts on televisions will be given that day, December 2, according to data from Adobe. Gaming consoles: “You’ll see some of the best pricing of the year on the PS4, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, and, hopefully this year, the Nintendo Switch,” McGrath says. At Target, an Xbox One X will be discounted from $499.99 to $349.99 and select Xbox One controllers will be discounted from $59.99 to $39.99.

Historically, we’ve seen more deals on Thanksgiving than Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Michael Bonebright DealNews.com

Smartphones: Smartphones tend to have some of their best deals of the year on Black Friday. “Target and Walmart have a tradition of offering the newest-generation phones and second-newest-generation phones with up to $400 in-store gift cards,” McGrath says. For example, at Target, an iPhone 11 comes with a $200 Target gift card. Appliances: Deep discounts will most likely be offered on products like washer-dryer sets and refrigerators on Black Friday. At Lowe’s, a Frigidaire fridge will be discounted from $1,300 to $850. But don’t just look for price reductions, McGrath says. Many stores will offer perks like free installation or discounts for buying appliances in multiples. Lowe’s is also offering free delivery for appliance purchases of more than $369.

Cyber Monday

“Cyber Monday is interesting because it typically has more deals than Black Friday, but not [as many as] Thanksgiving,” Bonebright says. Here’s what you should buy on Cyber Monday: Clothing: “Clothing is, without a doubt, one of the best Cyber Monday buys you can make,” McGrath says. As opposed to Black Friday when deals are more product-specific, on Cyber Monday retailers often offers site-wide discounts between 25% and 50% off. Gap, Old Navy, ASOS, and Express are among the many stores, McGrath says, that are likely to offer discounts.

Video by Mariam Abdallah Laptops: “Lenovo, HP, and Dell all have strong Cyber Monday sales that last the better part of Cyber Week,” McGrath says. For example, at Walmart, a Lenovo IdeaPad will be discounted from $500 to $349. Like televisions, be sure to check the model and brand, she says: Many sales may be on low-quality products. Travel: Expect great discounts on flights, hotels, and popular attractions during Cyber Monday. Flight deals vary greatly based on destination and dates, but “if your plans are flexible in the early new year, you could get a tropical or resort getaway for upwards of 50% off,” McGrath says. Some hotels are already advertising their discounts. For example, on Cyber Monday, the Peninsula Chicago will offer 30% off regular room rates for stays between December 15 and April 30. But according to research from Hopper, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — also known as Travel Tuesday — actually nets the most discounts for popular travel destinations like Tokyo, Rome, and Reykjavik. A round-trip flight going to Tokyo, for example, was on average 57% cheaper when bought on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. So it may pay off to wait another day.

Clothing is, without a doubt, one of the best Cyber Monday buys you can make. Kristin McGrath Shopping expert at Offers.com

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Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, and the Afrotech conference draws some of the biggest names in tech to help fix it

With panels like “Started from the Bottom, Now You’re Here” named after a popular Drake song and “Black Girls Code,” the conference is focused on making black techies feel included and empowered. This year, Facebook said its workforce is 3.8% black compared to 2% in 2014. Google said 3.3% of its workforce is black compared to 2.4% in 2014. This year, Debaun said Microsoft’s VIP yacht party, American Airlines’ “Innovation Mixer” and Square’s happy hour are examples of companies making diversity a


With panels like “Started from the Bottom, Now You’re Here” named after a popular Drake song and “Black Girls Code,” the conference is focused on making black techies feel included and empowered.
This year, Facebook said its workforce is 3.8% black compared to 2% in 2014.
Google said 3.3% of its workforce is black compared to 2.4% in 2014.
This year, Debaun said Microsoft’s VIP yacht party, American Airlines’ “Innovation Mixer” and Square’s happy hour are examples of companies making diversity a
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Silicon Valley has a diversity problem, and the Afrotech conference draws some of the biggest names in tech to help fix it

A bridge across the high tech opportunity gap reopens Thursday as Afrotech 2019 kicks off in Oakland, Calif.

More than 10,000 programmers, engineers, entrepreneurs and more are expected to attend the conference that features onsite interviews from companies like Amazon, Qualcomm and Bank of America.

“It’s critical that black people are literate in tech and we reduce the digital divide,” said Morgan Debaun, co-founder of Afrotech and co-founder and CEO of Blavity, a web site for black millennials, “People who are waiting for the world to change or tech companies to get more inclusive before they go into these environments, don’t wait. There has never been a moment where more companies are focused on increasing diversity in their workforce. If you want to make an impact at scale, get into tech.”

With panels like “Started from the Bottom, Now You’re Here” named after a popular Drake song and “Black Girls Code,” the conference is focused on making black techies feel included and empowered.

“The first time attendee is going to walk into the space and see themselves immediately reflected in every single person in the room,” Debaun said.

It’s an environment that Debaun said didn’t exist when she began her career in tech at Intuit in San Francisco in 2013.

“I loved being in tech. I loved the idea of creating products at scale, building platforms that millions perhaps billions would interact with,” Debaun said. “One of the things that was frustrating to me is that I felt very alone. I felt lonely going to work every day and then coming home because the community I lived in and the community I worked in did not reflect my interests.”

Five years ago, Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft released their first diversity reports. This year, Facebook said its workforce is 3.8% black compared to 2% in 2014. Google said 3.3% of its workforce is black compared to 2.4% in 2014. Apple reported 9% of its workforce was black in 2018 compared to 7% in 2014. Microsoft reported 4.1% of its workforce was black in 2018, a slight uptick from 3.7% in 2016.

While the percentages may have only increased slightly, Debaun said the companies have grown significantly, meaning the number of blacks being hired has increased steadily.

“These are real people, these are human beings making a lot of money. Could it be better? Yes. But I’m hopeful,” Debaun said.

Afrotech will also feature networking and recruiting events for high demand candidates. This year, Debaun said Microsoft’s VIP yacht party, American Airlines’ “Innovation Mixer” and Square’s happy hour are examples of companies making diversity a priority.

“I see how much time and energy and staff these companies have [at Afrotech],” Debaun said, “These companies want to change. Our goal is to make it easier for them to change.”

Afrotech 2019 runs from Thursday to Sunday at the Oakland Convention Center.


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What to buy on Black Friday

People shop at the Macy’s flagship store on 34th St. on Black Friday on November 23, 2018 in New York City. 1 thing Black Friday shoppers look forward to — even more than finding the perfect gift, the report found. Figure out what your shopping list is and then look for the best deals on those items. To get a leg up, here’s a game plan for the official start to the holiday shopping season: For starters, do your research. “Figure out what your shopping list is and then look for the best deals on


People shop at the Macy’s flagship store on 34th St. on Black Friday on November 23, 2018 in New York City.
1 thing Black Friday shoppers look forward to — even more than finding the perfect gift, the report found.
Figure out what your shopping list is and then look for the best deals on those items.
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People shop at the Macy’s flagship store on 34th St. on Black Friday on November 23, 2018 in New York City. Stephanie Keith | Getty Images

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping events of the year — for a reason. “Everything will be on sale in some capacity,” said Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst with DealNews.com. As a result, 45% of millennials said all of their holiday shopping takes place on the day after Thanksgiving, according to a new survey by the shopping app Flipp. Finding a great deal or discount is the No. 1 thing Black Friday shoppers look forward to — even more than finding the perfect gift, the report found. A separate report by the National Retail Federation also found that sales and discounts remain the largest factor in choosing a particular retailer or store during the holiday shopping season.

Figure out what your shopping list is and then look for the best deals on those items. Lauren Greutman savings expert

Last year, an estimated 164 million people planned to go shopping over the five days from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, with 116 million Americans aiming to hit the stores on Black Friday alone. To get a leg up, here’s a game plan for the official start to the holiday shopping season: For starters, do your research. Savings expert Lauren Greutman advises creating a shopping list and a budget before looking for the best deals to avoid overspending on impulse purchases. Then, study advertisements and pricing to determine which retailers to visit and whether to make purchases in store or online. “Figure out what your shopping list is and then look for the best deals on those items,” Greutman said.


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Mark Cuban once had his Amex Black Card declined — here’s what happened

Billionaire Mark Cuban, “Shark Tank” investor and Dallas Mavericks team owner, has been an outspoken critic of using credit cards. “Don’t use credit cards,” Cuban told CNBC Make It in 2018. “If you use a credit card, you don’t want to be rich,” he wrote on his blog in 2008. Cuban and the Mavericks were celebrating their win at LIV, a nightclub in Miami, when the billionaire tried to pay for a bottle of champagne. “When I went to put a card down, I had just gotten a new black Amex, and I hadn’t c


Billionaire Mark Cuban, “Shark Tank” investor and Dallas Mavericks team owner, has been an outspoken critic of using credit cards.
“Don’t use credit cards,” Cuban told CNBC Make It in 2018.
“If you use a credit card, you don’t want to be rich,” he wrote on his blog in 2008.
Cuban and the Mavericks were celebrating their win at LIV, a nightclub in Miami, when the billionaire tried to pay for a bottle of champagne.
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Mark Cuban once had his Amex Black Card declined — here's what happened

Billionaire Mark Cuban, “Shark Tank” investor and Dallas Mavericks team owner, has been an outspoken critic of using credit cards.

“Don’t use credit cards,” Cuban told CNBC Make It in 2018. “If you use a credit card, you don’t want to be rich,” he wrote on his blog in 2008.

But in 2011, after his NBA team the Mavericks beat the Miami Heat in the NBA finals, Cuban tried to use his American Express Black Card to purchase a bottle of champagne that cost tens of thousands of dollars to celebrate — but his card was declined, Cuban said on “Fair Game” on Fox Sports 1 (FS1) on Monday.

Cuban and the Mavericks were celebrating their win at LIV, a nightclub in Miami, when the billionaire tried to pay for a bottle of champagne.

“When I went to put a card down, I had just gotten a new black Amex, and I hadn’t called in to get it registered and authorized,” Cuban said in the interview on FS1 in October. “And I got declined.”


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Review: The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge feels like nothing else on the road

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBCIn 1908, Ford was just getting started in Detroit. The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBCAfter spending time with a 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge in the Detroit area, it’s easy to see how the company’s approach continues to be so alluring. The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBCOf course, they aren’t the only company to offer a paint-to-sample program. The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CN


The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBCIn 1908, Ford was just getting started in Detroit.
The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBCAfter spending time with a 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge in the Detroit area, it’s easy to see how the company’s approach continues to be so alluring.
The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBCOf course, they aren’t the only company to offer a paint-to-sample program.
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Review: The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge feels like nothing else on the road

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

In 1908, Ford was just getting started in Detroit. Henry Ford’s namesake brand was about to change the game forever, creating a mass-production system that would mobilize more people than ever before and fundamentally alter the American landscape. Halfway across the world in Manchester, England, Rolls-Royce was in its infancy. Over a century later, that company has built an empire around fundamentally rejecting the mass-market, mass-produced business model of the Detroit automakers.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

After spending time with a 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge in the Detroit area, it’s easy to see how the company’s approach continues to be so alluring. In a sea of beige boxes and cost-cut forgetableness, a Rolls-Royce is intentionally iconoclastic and incredibly special.

The Rolls-Royce way

Henry Ford famously said any “customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black.” Rolls-Royce has a different approach. The customer can have any color that he or she wants, full stop.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

So if you feel constrained by only having 44,000 existing color options direct from Rolls-Royce, rest assured that you can bring anything — anything at all — and Roll-Royce will make paint for your car to match it. The only constraints are the physical limitations of existing paint technology and the spectrum of light that the human eye can see. While automakers like Ford and even Tesla pare down color options to streamline production, Rolls-Royce happily offers infinite flexibility and will hand polish your car for hours to make sure it’s as good as it can be.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

Of course, they aren’t the only company to offer a paint-to-sample program. But Rolls-Royce takes customization to an insane level. The company’s “Woodshop,” which handles all interior trim from knurled aluminum to teak wood, employs over 163 people to ensure that every bit of hand-finished wood or grooved metal is up to the company’s obsessive standards. One person is dedicated to traveling the world looking for woods and materials that suit the character of a Rolls-Royce. This, in contrast to the plasticized wood trim and harsh gray plastics found in products from companies like General Motors. Rolls-Royce will scour the world to find ever more unique wood grains, while GM will relentlessly cut material costs to provide features customers demand at mass-market prices.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

But Rolls-Royce will happily omit trendy features if they aren’t seen as refined enough. Even basic Fords and Chryslers offer automatic climate control, which regulates the heater, air conditioning and fan speed to keep your car at your selected temperature. Despite its $458,026 as-tested price, the Dawn Black Badge has simple controls where you slide your temperature dials between blue and red and toggle fan speed between “soft,” “medium,” “high” and “max.” No computerized intermittent blows of cool and hot, just simple and straightforward operation that keeps you comfortable.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

The Dawn also doesn’t wade into the complicated and often finicky world of today’s semi-autonomous technology. Instead of buzzing and beeping as it disengages and reengages a perpetually confused lane-keeping system like every Fiat or Ford, the Dawn doesn’t bother trying. It’s comfortable and smooth enough that you shouldn’t mind driving, so it doesn’t try to take the wheel. In fact, you’ll probably find yourself less stressed behind the wheel of a Rolls-Royce than just about anywhere else in the world. Every control is sturdy and satisfying to touch, every operation as smooth as possible. Even the infotainment, which is heavily based on technology from Rolls-Royce’s parent company BMW, is straightforward. It also manages the music flowing through the premium audio system. Unlike the top systems in Cadillacs and Lincolns, which boast over 30 speakers and premium sound systems, Rolls-Royce is confident enough in itself to offer the simply named “Roll-Royce Bespoke Audio” system that doesn’t need to brag about speaker counts to impress you.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

You can enjoy it in what are probably the most comfortable seats you’ll experience in a car. And despite its positioning as the smaller, two-door Rolls-Royce, the Dawn is still 17-and-a-half feet long. That means that even the back seats — which are usually an afterthought in convertibles — are cavernous. That wheelbase also contributes to an utterly sublime ride, so smooth and soft that it erases the potholes and pimpled highway surfaces that define Detroit motoring. Calling it floating would be a disservice, as that implies a lack of control or some degree of unpredictability. A Rolls-Royce rides so smoothly, it erases road imperfections without relying on the trick magnetic suspensions and road-scanning cameras deployed by Cadillac and Lincoln. Even though the powertrain is exceptional and produces 563 horsepower, Rolls-Royce would much rather describe the available power from the 6.75-liter V-12 as “enough.”

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

You don’t have a rev counter to see when you’re redlining. The Rolls-Royce has a “power reserve” gauge that always reminds you how much shove a flick of the right foot can generate. It never feels hustled or aggressive, it just provides an inexhaustible supply of thrust from any speed. Basically, a Rolls-Royce feels unlike anything else. From the umbrellas in the rear-hinged “coach doors” to the “flying lady” hood ornament that rises from the nose, every part of the Dawn feels deliberate and unique. It’s free of technology for technology’s sake, focused only on luxury at all costs.

The price of entry

When we say “at all costs,” we aren’t exaggerating. The reason that Henry Ford focused so much on streamlined, simple production methods is that mass production is a heck of a lot cheaper than a craftsman’s work. And hundreds of craftsmen work on your Rolls-Royce before it leaves the production facility in Goodwood, England, so the prices are eye-watering.

The 2019 Rolls-Royce Dawn Black Badge Mack Hogan | CNBC

Despite a starting price of $353,000 for a basic Dawn, our tester’s price tag ballooned to $458,025 with options. The paint costs $11,550. The Black Badge package is $48,200. A Mercedes S-Class, not a particularly pedestrian or uncomfortable car, can be had for less than the total cost of all of this Dawn’s options.

What bespoke is worth

The point of a Rolls-Royce is that you pay top dollar for a more pleasant, more thoughtful, more unique experience. The Dawn is a perfect execution of this design philosophy. It gets tons of attention, feels amazing to drive and is so free of substantive faults that a mortal passing judgment on it feels almost trite. Automakers using the Detroit method of mass production will gladly sell you a car with more power or more features than any Dawn can offer. But Rolls-Royce has built a priceless brand and extensive waiting list off of what others can’t sell you: something unique. From an individualistic design approach to the world’s most relaxing driving experience, a Rolls-Royce feels remarkably different from any other luxury vehicle in the world. You’re not buying into today’s technology or some irrelevant performance metric, you’re buying into the world of effortless luxury, serious exclusivity and unmistakable brand identity. It’s up to you if that’s worth half a million dollars.


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Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Toronto Raptors against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA’s opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans. While the Raptors gifted the opening night crowd with t-shirts with a gold Raptor and rep


Toronto Raptors against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA’s opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans.
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Hong Kong protesters crash NBA opening night party

Toronto Raptors against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs on May 12, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Hong Kong pro-democracy supporters crashed the NBA’s opening night party on Tuesday handing out thousands of black t-shirts as the Toronto Raptors prepared to begin the defense of their championship title against the New Orleans Pelicans.

While the Raptors gifted the opening night crowd with t-shirts with a gold Raptor and replica championship rings, outside Scotiabank Arena the protesters were giving away black t-shirts with the message “The North Stand With Hong Kong” in bright yellow across the front.

The North reference was a play on the Toronto Raptors slogan “We the North” that is used to market the team.

One volunteer, wearing a black surgical mask and who did not want to be named, said the Toronto group raised close to $34,000 through a GoFundMe page to print 7,000 t-shirts.


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London’s world-famous black cabs go green with launch of a fully electric vehicle

A fully electric version of London’s iconic black cab was launched Wednesday. The zero-emission vehicle, called the Dynamo Taxi, is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia. London’s connection to fully electric cabs dates back to 1897, when a vehicle called the Bersey made its debut. Along with red double decker buses and the Tube, black cabs are an iconic part of London’s transport infrastructure. The Dynamo Taxi is priced at £55,495 ($71,461) although it is eligible for a £7,500 grant to reduce cos


A fully electric version of London’s iconic black cab was launched Wednesday.
The zero-emission vehicle, called the Dynamo Taxi, is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia.
London’s connection to fully electric cabs dates back to 1897, when a vehicle called the Bersey made its debut.
Along with red double decker buses and the Tube, black cabs are an iconic part of London’s transport infrastructure.
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London's world-famous black cabs go green with launch of a fully electric vehicle

A fully electric version of London’s iconic black cab was launched Wednesday. The zero-emission vehicle, called the Dynamo Taxi, is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia. It has a range of as much as 187 miles on a single charge, can carry a maximum of five passengers and is wheelchair accessible.

London’s connection to fully electric cabs dates back to 1897, when a vehicle called the Bersey made its debut. Powered by motors, the Bersey had a range of 30 miles and its top speed was 9 miles per hour, according to the Science Museum, but the company behind it was unprofitable and shut in 1899.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said in a statement issued Wednesday that working with cabbies – cab drivers – to go electric was a “key part of our plans to improve London’s air quality.”

“The Dynamo Taxi will accelerate the retirement of polluting diesel taxis from city streets across the U.K., improving air quality, helping to tackle the climate emergency and to create a green economy,” he added.

Along with red double decker buses and the Tube, black cabs are an iconic part of London’s transport infrastructure. In recent years, efforts have been made to reduce their impact on the environment.

Since January 2018, taxis in London being licensed for the first time have had to be “zero emission capable.” Their carbon dioxide emissions must not be greater than 50 grams per kilometer and they need to have a minimum zero emission range of 30 miles.

The Dynamo Taxi is priced at £55,495 ($71,461) although it is eligible for a £7,500 grant to reduce costs. It adds to London’s sustainable transport options, joining the London EV Company’s TX vehicle on city streets. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the TX utilizes a petrol range extender.

Central London is now home to an Ultra Low Emissions Zone, or ULEZ. The ULEZ operates 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Vehicles which do not meet the ULEZ’s emissions standards are required to pay a daily charge to drive in the zone. Taxis with a London license are exempt from the charge, although there is a 15-year age limit for the vehicles.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-23  Authors: anmar frangoul
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This top BMW executive says the baby boomer mindset isn’t always the key to success

Peter Schwarzenbauer says his baby boomer generation has always celebrated pushing the boundaries of business and technology – but from an early age, he has struggled to completely connect with that mindset. For those wanting to influence big changes, he said keeping an open mind is paramount. “I’m on a journey – I never liked black and white answers because between black and white are so many great colors,” he said. Delivering change at BMW, which has a huge number of employees, has been diffic


Peter Schwarzenbauer says his baby boomer generation has always celebrated pushing the boundaries of business and technology – but from an early age, he has struggled to completely connect with that mindset.
For those wanting to influence big changes, he said keeping an open mind is paramount.
“I’m on a journey – I never liked black and white answers because between black and white are so many great colors,” he said.
Delivering change at BMW, which has a huge number of employees, has been diffic
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-23  Authors: chloe taylor
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This top BMW executive says the baby boomer mindset isn't always the key to success

Peter Schwarzenbauer says his baby boomer generation has always celebrated pushing the boundaries of business and technology – but from an early age, he has struggled to completely connect with that mindset.

Speaking at the One Young World conference in London on Wednesday, Schwarzenbauer, an outgoing member of German automaker BMW Group’s board, said it was sometimes important to prioritize alternative values.

“Higher, faster, further – this was the mantra of my generation,” he said. “But early on I had feeling that this couldn’t be everything in life.”

Schwarzenbauer spent many of his formative years in Brazil, where he said he encountered poverty in a way that Western Europeans “only see on TV.” These experiences sparked his interest in addressing societal issues.

Throughout his career, Schwarzenbauer said he has pushed for positive change in corporate policies, which most recently has involved a leading role in BMW’s move toward electrification and sustainability. For those wanting to influence big changes, he said keeping an open mind is paramount.

“The first thing I learned on this journey is if you want to be part of something that addresses big topics around the world, you have to be open and listen to other people,” he said.

“Listening is not enough – it’s more trying to understand others’ opinions. Over the last 10 to 15 years, I’ve worked really hard on myself to be open and understand why people argue in different direction to my own conviction.”

However, being open to other people’s ideas doesn’t mean compromising your own values, he noted.

“Being more open to another opinion doesn’t mean you have to give up your own, but it adds a lot to your view of the world. I’m totally convinced that this gives you an advantage, because you might be able to see things earlier than other people – and you’ll have more time to react (to new challenges).”

Having an open mind is still influencing Schwarzenbauer’s approach but in order to tackle one of the auto sector’s biggest issues – working toward zero emissions and addressing climate change – the executive said he sometimes needs to reject a flexible approach.

“I’m on a journey – I never liked black and white answers because between black and white are so many great colors,” he said. “With the challenges we are facing right now, for the first time in my life we are now in a black and white situation. We either take the ‘white’ approach and lead this transformation, or we take the ‘black’ one and we fail – for me failure is not an option.”

Delivering change at BMW, which has a huge number of employees, has been difficult, Schwarzenbauer added.

“As long as the current system works well, it’s extremely complicated for us to make changes,” he explained. “I’ve dedicated my life to really make these changes within big corporations – we are company with 130,000 employees, and to get them all on board we’ve had to fight a lot.”

One of the ways he worked to overcome this was by starting the “BMW Accelerator” program, which Schwarzenbauer said has been particularly popular among younger employees. The initiative asks all employees to come up with ideas that can help the company deliver value to society.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-23  Authors: chloe taylor
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The new normal: Cyber Monday is exciting deal-hungry shoppers more than Black Friday this holiday season

The consulting firm collected the data for its annual holiday study by polling 4,410 consumers online from Sept. 6 to 13. He also noted 70% of smartphone users say they’ll use their phones to buy something this holiday season, which contributes to the Cyber Monday bump. Deloitte in September said it was expecting 2019 holiday retail sales to increase 4.5% to 5%, exceeding $1.1 trillion. It said the top 20% of spenders will account for 60% of the total dollars spent this holiday season. Deloitte


The consulting firm collected the data for its annual holiday study by polling 4,410 consumers online from Sept. 6 to 13.
He also noted 70% of smartphone users say they’ll use their phones to buy something this holiday season, which contributes to the Cyber Monday bump.
Deloitte in September said it was expecting 2019 holiday retail sales to increase 4.5% to 5%, exceeding $1.1 trillion.
It said the top 20% of spenders will account for 60% of the total dollars spent this holiday season.
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The new normal: Cyber Monday is exciting deal-hungry shoppers more than Black Friday this holiday season

With online shopping gaining ground year after year, Cyber Monday now surpasses Black Friday as the preferred day for deals around the holiday season, for all age groups from Gen Z to seniors, according to a new study.

Deloitte said overall 53% of people will rely on Cyber Monday for discounts, while just 44% say they’re planning to snag promotions on Black Friday this year.

Within that, Gen Z shoppers are the most reliant on the online shopping holiday, with 65% of them saying they’ll use Cyber Monday for deals, followed by 61% of millennials, 49% of Gen X consumers, 47% of baby boomers and 44% of seniors.

Comparatively and across the board, Black Friday is a smaller draw, exciting 58% of Gen Z consumers, 54% of millennials, 39% of Gen X shoppers, 37% of baby boomers and 34% of seniors. The consulting firm collected the data for its annual holiday study by polling 4,410 consumers online from Sept. 6 to 13.

“We’ve seen that [trend] grow for the past five years,” Rod Sides, vice chairman of Deloitte’s retail and distribution practice in the U.S., told CNBC in an interview. He also noted 70% of smartphone users say they’ll use their phones to buy something this holiday season, which contributes to the Cyber Monday bump.

In recent years, shoppers haven’t been as jazzed about lining up outside the mall, a Walmart or Best Buy store after a generous helping of turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. Why bother, when retailers will offer similarly steep discounts just days later, and you can purchase everything from the comfort of your sofa?

Amazon’s Prime Day deal extravaganza in July has also contributed to the holiday shopping season starting even earlier and drawing dollars away from days steeped in tradition, like Black Friday.

Deloitte in September said it was expecting 2019 holiday retail sales to increase 4.5% to 5%, exceeding $1.1 trillion. That would be better than the Census Bureau data of sales growth of 3.1% on sales of $1.09 trillion from last November to January.

Deloitte also has forecast retailers’ digital sales to be robust, amounting to $144 billion to $149 billion. E-commerce sales are expected to grow 14% to 18%, according to the firm, which would be better than growth of 11.2% in 2018.

In its follow-up study released on Tuesday, Deloitte said shoppers are expected to spend $1,496 per household this holiday season, with the bulk of spending, or $596, going toward experiences that include travel and dining out. That’s slightly down from an average of $1,536, with $611 going toward experiences, in 2018. It said the top 20% of spenders will account for 60% of the total dollars spent this holiday season.

Deloitte found people overall are expecting to spend 59% of their 2019 holiday budgets online, versus 36% in bricks-and-mortar stores.

Meanwhile, shoppers aren’t planning to use some of the fancy delivery services that companies have been touting and investing in, according to the study. Simplicity seems to be win, with 62% of people surveyed saying they expect to use a standard delivery option, followed by 36% anticipating selecting next-day delivery and 34% planning to buy something online and pick it up in a store. Just 17% expect to need same-day delivery, 11% plan to use curbside pickup and 8% think they’ll have something ordered and stowed in a locker.

“Maybe it’s because [some of these options] are new and consumers don’t think about them yet,” Sides said. “But the level of adoption remains low.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-22  Authors: lauren thomas
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Trump calls impeachment probe a ‘lynching’

President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2019. President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the House of Representatives’s ongoing impeachment probe into his conduct “a lynching.” But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said that Trump’s use of the term to describe the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s actions was correct. But never should we use terms like ‘lynching’ here,” Kinzin


President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2019.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the House of Representatives’s ongoing impeachment probe into his conduct “a lynching.”
But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said that Trump’s use of the term to describe the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s actions was correct.
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Trump calls impeachment probe a 'lynching'

President Donald Trump addresses a joint news conference with Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 2, 2019.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called the House of Representatives’s ongoing impeachment probe into his conduct “a lynching.”

Trump’s tweet instantly sparked criticism for his use of a term, lynching, which historically refers to the extrajudicial, racially motivated killings of thousands of black Americans after the Civil War and into the 1960s.

Rep. Bobby Rush, a black Democrat from Chicago, blasted Trump 10 minutes after his tweet first was posted, asking the president, “What the hell is wrong with you,” and telling Trump to “delete this tweet.”

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, called Trump’s tweet “shocking.”

“He is someone who doesn’t understand history,” Escobar said. “An incredible disrespect to the country. It was awful. It was awful.”

From 1882 through 1968, according to the NAACP, there were at least 4,743 lynchings in the United States. Of those people killed, 3,446 — or nearly 73 percent — were black.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said that Trump’s use of the term to describe the impeachment inquiry into Trump’s actions was correct.

“This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American,” Graham told reporters.

“This is a sham, this is a joke,” Graham said of the probe, criticizing the fact that Trump does not know the identity of the CIA whistleblower who raised concerns about his July call with Ukraine’s president, the fact that Republican House members cannot call witnesses to testify, and “that everything’s being done behind closed doors.”

He was echoed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said that lynching is “obviously a word with significant historical freight,” according to a reporter from Politico.

“The connotation the president is carrying forward is a political mob seeking an outcome regardless of facts,” Cruz reportedly said. “And that I think is an objectively true description of what is happening in the House right now”

However, Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, who like Trump is a Republican, called out the president for using the term lynching.

“We can all disagree on the process, and argue merits. But never should we use terms like ‘lynching’ here,” Kinzinger wrote on Twitter.

“The painful scourge in our history has no comparison to politics, and @realDonaldTrump should retract this immediately. May God help us to return to a better way,” Kinzinger said.

House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, said of Trump’s tweet, “That’s not the language I would use.”

McCarthy said that while he does not believe Democrats are conducting a fair impeachment process, “I don’t agree with that language. It’s pretty simple.”

On Tuesday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals was set to hear arguments about whether federal judges can order the unsealing of normally secret records from grand juries in old cases that have historical significance. The case before the appeals court relates to the mob lynching of two black couples in rural Georgia in 1946.

On Monday, the fourth sign memoralizing the kidnapping, torture and lynching of 14-year Emmett Till in Mississippi was dedicated next to the river where his body was found in 1955. Till’s admitted killers were found not guilty at trial, but his death — and his mother’s decision to have an open-casket funeral that let mourners view his destroyed face — was a catalyst for the civil rights movement. Photos of the dead boy’s face were published by Jet magazine and other black publications.

The first sign memorializing Till was torn down and thrown into the river, while the next two were shot up with bullets.

The new sign is made of steel, and according to its manufacturer is bulletproof.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-10-22  Authors: dan mangan
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