November News Briefs

November News Briefs
Posted on 12/04/2017
Riley McCarthy
Staff Writer

Cyber Monday is the biggest US online shopping day

In just a decade, online shopping has gone from being virtually non-existent to becoming a consumer norm. The holiday shopping season so far drove a total of $50 billion in online revenue, a 16.8% year-over-year increase. Thanksgiving Day totaled $2.87 billion, while Black Friday hit $5.03 billion in sales. There were nearly $6.6 billion in sales at the end of Cyber Monday this year. The shift to online shopping has become noticeably different over time due to it’s simplicity. The Echo Dot was the top-selling electronic item on Amazon, followed by the Fire TV. The site is expected to be the winner over the holiday season, attaining 50% of all online sales growth this year. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos became the only billionaire in the world to have a twelve-digit fortune on Monday morning, when his net worth topped $100 billion. At eBay, one $745 Apple MacBook Air was sold every five seconds. Adobe predicts that this will be the first holiday season to break $100 billion in online sales.

Cumberland Valley loses against Manheim Township in District Title

Manheim Township (12-1) defeated Cumberland Valley (10-3) in a 24-21 victory to win the District 3 Class 6A title. Cumberland Valley’s offensive stars were Jared Plessinger (’19), who finished 14-of-22 for 224 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Charlie Katshir (’18) had seven catches for 157 yards and a score. Christian Arrington (’18) had 12 tackles, Jake Hart (’19) made 10 stops and Cole McCoy (’18) picked off a pass. The Eagles have officially ended their season with 3 losses and 10 wins.
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