Category Archives: Holidays

Unemployed? Amazon Hiring 80,000 Temp Workers for Expected Holiday Rush

Online retail giant Amazon.com is hiring 80,000 seasonal workers to help cover the expected holiday rush. This is 10,000 more seasonal hires than last year. Why the increase? There are several contributing factors. The online shopping hub has “more than … Continue reading

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NASA’s Non-Photoshopped Pumpkin Sun is Spooky Halloween Perfection

It seems Halloween isn’t just for mere mortals. Celestial bodies like the sun seem to be getting into the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve as well. With the holidays just a few weeks away, the jack-o’-lantern photos NASA released are … Continue reading

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NASA Releases Spooky Photo of Pumpkin Sun Just in Time for Halloween

On Wednesday October 8, 2014, as sky-watchers were treated to naked-eye images of the blood moon, NASA captured a festive image of our sun, decked out for the spooky season.┬áThe image shows a crystal-clear picture of our sun, encircled in … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on October 13, 2014

Columbus Day is one of those strange federal holidays which doesn’t really seem like a holiday to many. That’s because even though it’s an official federal holiday and non-essential federal employees get the day off, there are many businesses which … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2014?

It’s a guessing game many of us go through each time a federal holiday is about to be celebrated. Is this business or that business going to be open or not? This can be especially confusing when the federal holiday … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed for Columbus Day 2014

Remembering which businesses will be open and closed on US federal holidays can get confusing. This is especially true for Columbus day since there are some states and cities which don’t recognize it. For those who plan to be out … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2014?

As the different holidays come around, it sometimes can be difficult to know what is and isn’t open. It gets even more confusing for a holiday like Columbus Day, where some establishments are open while others are closed. Add the … Continue reading

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Why Are Some Schools Open on Columbus Day?

Here’s a question you are bound to hear from your child if they happen to live in one of the cities where students have to go to school on Columbus Day, “If Columbus Day is a federal holiday, why do … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t September 11 a National Holiday?

September 11 currently has the official name from Congress of “Patriot Day,” but it isn’t a national holiday. It’s currently designated as “National Day of Service and Remembrance,” but Congress has it within its powers to make it a federal … Continue reading

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What are the Best Deals to Buy at Labor Day Sales 2014?

Labor Day is a federal holiday, and while many places will be closed, the vast majority of retail stores will be open, and they’ll be having sales in conjunction with the holiday to drive traffic to their stores. The question … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Labor Day 2015

As with many holidays that land on a Monday like Labor Day, it can be confusing to try to remember which businesses are open and which are not. If you plan to go out on Monday, September 7, then it … Continue reading

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Labor Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed September 1, 2014

Many people assume that most stores are open on Labor Day due to the huge amount of Labor Day sales advertising. While it is true that the majority of retail stores remain open, there are some that do not. Below … Continue reading

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Are Walmart, Target and Costco Open or Closed on Labor Day 2014?

While many people realize that banks and the post office are closed on federal holidays like Labor Day, there’s an assumption all retail outlets are open. In many cases, this is due to all the Labor Day sales advertising which … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open on Labor Day 2014?

It’s often difficult to remember what is and isn’t open when the different holidays arrive. This can be especially true when the holiday lands on a weekday when most stores and businesses are open. A perfect example of this is … Continue reading

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Great Labor Day Sale Deals: Wine

There are a lot of discounted items to look for during Labor Day sales, but one item which is often overlooked by many who are shopping these sales is wine. The reason wines are often discounted at this time is … Continue reading

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Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Labor Day 2014?

Keeping track of which businesses and institutions are open and which aren’t throughout the various holidays of the year can be quite confusing. It’s most confusing when the holiday falls on a workday, such as Labor Day. As the holiday … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open on Saturday and Sunday?

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion on whether or not the United States Postal Service (USPS) post offices are open on Saturday. The post office did announce in February 2013 that they would stop delivering mail on … Continue reading

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Is Walmart Open Today?

Is Walmart open today? Unless today is Christmas, chances are Yes, it is. (see full list and qualifiers below) There are times when you need to go to the store no matter what day it happens to be, and if … Continue reading

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The Best Deals Available at 4th of July Sales 2014

Independence day is a federal holiday, and a time when many families get together to celebrate the founding of our nation. It’s also a time when retail stores have big sales to mark the event. The question is, what are … Continue reading

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