For years, there has been hype associated with holiday shopping, but this season there US a new spin that’s drawing more attention to a process that many see as
over-the-top consumerism. But still, millions of shoppers like the idea of being able to get a jump on Black Friday. Last night, stores were open on Thanksgiving Day, many for the first time, but it’s nothing new to Walmart
“We’ve open on Thanksgiving Day since 1988. We serve a lot of food. We are the country’s largest grocer. We go from a pretty busy food day to a pretty busy merchandise day. We had our events Thursday night at 6pm and 8pm and they were fantastic.”
That’s Dave Tovar, V.P. of Communications for Walmart. Tovar says, Walmat guaranteed 21 items, selling over two million television sets, 1.4 million tablets and 1.9 million dolls. Tovar was a guest on the AM Edition Friday morning with Darryl Berger.
It’s the day before thanksgiving.
“It’s the busiest travel day of the year.
That’s AAA East Penn’s Theresa Podguski
“We have 43.4 million Americans that will be traveling 50 miles or more during this Thanksgiving Holiday and 37 percent of them plan to travel today(Wednesday)
Podguski says, fewer people will be sky bound this year.
“About 410,000 people will use the airlines, that’s down about 5.8 percent.”
Podguski, a guest on the AM Edition Wednesday morning says,
statistics show most people will return home Sunday.
The proposed 2014 budget for the Borough of North Wales offers some welcome news for residents, no tax increase. The Borough has a little less than 1.6 million dollars in the general fund. The budget numbers are in line with the 2013 figures, according to Borough of North Wales manager, Nate Dysard. Health insurance has increased for the Borough, but the hike will not impact taxes
Governor Corbett signed the Transportation Funding Bill today. A portion of the 2.3 billion dollars bill will help Montgomery and Bucks Counties
“15 million dollars in the Sellersville bypass. Almost 17 million dollars and an extension down in Lower Bucks County at Bristol Road.
That’s Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, who says 127 million is earmarked for improving Route 202 in Montgomery County. Governor Corbett, PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch and Montgomery County Commissioner Chairman, Josh Shapiro were in Norristown today discussing aspects of the funding.