January 28, 2010 |
When Andy Williams sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," the folks at KOST-FM (103.5) ought to sing along -- and not because they like marshmallows for roasting and caroling in the snow. The adult-contemporary station, elevated by its annual switch to nonstop holiday music, trounced its rivals in Los Angeles-Orange County radio last month, according to figures released Wednesday by the Arbitron ratings service. KOST attracted a whopping 8.1% of the listening audience from Dec. 10 to Jan. 6, with more than 4.5 million people tuning in for at least five minutes each week.
June 17, 2001
Banking and government offices will be closed or services curtailed in the following countries and their dependencies this week because of holidays: * Monday: Argentina, Bermuda, Colombia, Egypt * Tuesday: Algeria, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay * Wednesday: Eritrea * Thursday: Greenland * Friday: Colombia, Croatia, Finland, Republic of Congo * Saturday: Estonia, Latvia, Luxembourg, Switzerland * Sunday: Andorra, Canada, Congo, Estonia, Latvia, Macao, Philippines, Venezuela Source: Thomson
October 18, 2012 |
Target Corp. is adopting a take-no-prisoners style this holiday to combat online rivals. The discount chain announced a host of new strategies to tempt customers to buy this season, including free Wi-Fi at all Target stores, new ways to shop from smartphones and a pilot program to test out an in-store navigator. Shoppers will soon be able to use their smartphones to buy items from TV commercials, bus station ads and catalog pages by sending a text or scanning a QR code. They'll also be able to scan those digital barcodes scattered within brick-and-mortar stores to buy products and ship them directly home.
November 10, 2009 |
Despite airfares and hotel rates that are among the lowest in over a decade, more recession-battered travelers will forgo the airports, hit the freeways and stay with family and friends to save money during the upcoming holiday season. This Thanksgiving, the number of passengers traveling by air nationwide will be down 4% from last year, according to a report released Monday by the Air Transport Assn., a trade group that represents the nation's leading airlines. The group attributes the drop to declining demand despite air fares that, according to its report, are at the lowest levels since 1998.
December 19, 2012 |
Las Vegas may be an adult playground most of the year, but in December, kids are a priority at the Magical Forest , which is in a residential neighborhood about 15 minutes west of the Strip. There are rides and other attractions, but the best part is that the proceeds benefit Opportunity Village , a nonprofit serving people with intellectual disabilities. It's open nightly through Jan. 6. The attraction takes its name from the hundreds of decorated Christmas trees through which guests can wander.