CNN News:美国今年“黑色星期五”消费比去年低

时间:2014-12-03 08:59:09  作者:CNN News  来源:CNN News  查看:21  评论:0
内容摘要:Welcome back to CNN STUDENT NEWS into the first day of December. I`m Carl Azuz kicking off ten minutes of commercial free current events.欢迎收...

Welcome back to CNN STUDENT NEWS into the first day of December. I`m Carl Azuz kicking off ten minutes of commercial free current events.

欢迎收看十二月份第一天的CNN学生新闻,我是Carl Azuz。这里是十分钟不含商业广告的时事新闻。

First up, Black Friday. It ain`t what it used to be. Traditionally, one of the busiest shopping days of the year in the U.S. It`s losing a little ground to Thanksgiving Thursday.


This year, a company that tracks retail sales found that American spending had increased on Thanksgiving Day and slightly decreased on Black Friday. As compared with last year.


There are also changes in where people shopped. Sales at brick and mortar stores, the ones you can actually visit, were reportedly less than they were last year. Sales online were mixed. The National Retail Federation says all things considered, the average American shopper spent just over $380 this holiday weekend. That`s down from $407 last year.


Economists watch retail spending to get an idea of how the U.S. economy is doing.


When we left you last week, violent protests had begun in Ferguson, Missouri. Many of the demonstrators had wanted a white police officer, Darren Wilson, to be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year old Michael Brown. But a grand jury decided not to charge Officer Wilson after hearing evidence and accounts from witnesses and police.


Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, both in the town of Ferguson and in several other U.S. cities where people demonstrated against the grand jury decision. Over the weekend, the policeman resigned from his job. Darren Wilson said it was for the safety of other officers and the community, and that he hoped it would help Ferguson heal.


While the demonstrations in other cities have mostly been peaceful, those in Ferguson have not.


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