Christmas

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 23rd, 2010

Some of you may have seen the article in the Times Higher Education – What will poor Robin do then? Perforate your small bowel. It reminded me of an article I wrote for an in-house newsletter in 1984 when I was working for a pharmaceutical company and which addresses similar issues. Here  it is (reference […]

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PNC Wealth Management’s annual  review of their Christmas Price Index (CPI) has revealed that this year True Love will have to pay USD 23,439 for his gifts, an increase of USD 1,974 on last year’s prices. The CPI was started in 1984 and surveys the cost of the gifts given by True Love in the […]

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