Karen Blakeman on December 24th, 2012

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) has been tracking Santa since 1955. It all began when a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. The phone number put the children through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations hotline. The Director of Operations […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 20th, 2012

Prices for six items in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song on par with 2011, but drought causes swans and geese prices to soar  Christmas has many traditions and one of the more recently established ones is the Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management. The 29th annual survey reveals that an improving US economy […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 16th, 2008

PNC’s Christmas Price Index for 2008 is now available. The index, compiled by PNC Wealth Management,  monitors the cost of the gifts sent by True Love  in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas. The Christmas Price Index (CPI) team, comprising James P. Dunigan, Rebekah McCahan and E. William Stone, have been tracking the index […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 22nd, 2007

PNC Wealth Management and institutional investments have released their annual report The True Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas. PNC have been monitoring the cost of all the items gifted by True Love in the popular Christmas song since 1984. The 2007 Christmas Price Index showed an increase of 3.1% over 2006. The five […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 21st, 2007

Santa could be spending Christmas behind bars. According to, part of Pinsent Masons an international law firm who advise on IT and e-commerce, Santa’s trading practices break several UK laws and fail to comply with EU directives. Santa’s crime sheet includes: Failing to comply with the European Union’s Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment Directive, […]

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