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  • Apple stock soars to a new high after company announces record holiday App Store sales

    Apple shares surged to a record high on Wednesday after the company revealed App Store customers spent $1.42 billion between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. The record holiday-week sales represent a 16% increase from the year-ago period. App Store revenue totaled $386 million on New Year's Day alone, Apple said. The record-high close follows an 86% gain through 2019, as strong iPhone 11 demand and a rapidly expanding wearables business fueled Apple's best year since 2009. Watch Apple trade...
  • New Balance Kicks Off Black History Month With a New Sneaker Collection

    Brand: New Balance Model: OMN1S, 574, 997s, and 850 Key Features: New Balance’s Black History Month sneakers feature predominantly navy-based uppers with complementary touches of grey, red, and gold. Each model comes with red laces, and the 574, 997s, and 850 incorporate speckled detailing. Release Date: January 30, according to Finish Line Price: TBC Buy: [

  • For many black families, New Year’s greens and black-eyed peas fill the belly and the soul

    The dishes served at black tables on the first day of the new year — rooted in a tradition of resilience — fill bellies and souls.

    Los Angeles Times
  • Beyoncé's diehard fans are lashing out at a grocery-store chain after it compared the new Ivy Park collection to its store uniform

    Instagram, @beyonce Beyoncé's fans are lashing out against a UK supermarket chain after it acknowledged jokes about her new Ivy Park x Adidas collection looking similar to its employees' uniforms.  Beyoncé unveiled the new collection in an interview with Elle in December. Almost instantly, the internet was flooded with memes comparing it to Sainsbury's signature orange-and-maroon uniform.  But her fans weren't happy about Sainsbury's jumping in on the joke and have since shared screenshots of...

    Business Insider
  • Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan's son dies in New Year's Eve skiing accident: Reports

    The 20-year-old son of Orange Is the New Black and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan died Tuesday in a skiing accident in Utah, according to TMZ and The New York Daily News. Charlie Noxon was in Park City for the holiday with his father, journalist Christopher Noxon, and two siblings, TMZ reported. TMZ and the Daily News reported that Charlie fell. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital but pronounced dead, according to TMZ. The Park Record reported the accident occurred on an intermediate ski...
  • Apple announces new single-day record for App Store purchases: $386 million spent on New Year's Day

    Apple today announced that it set a new single day record for the App Store, with $386 million worth of sales on New Year’s Day, an increase of 20% over last year. The App Store also set a new record for sales between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with $1.42 billion in revenue. Apple announced the numbers as part of a press release that looked back on Apple’s “landmark” year of services offerings. more

  • Here's what happened to the stock market on Friday

    The major averages closed out a strong week with slight gains amid strong economic data and earnings results.