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AmEx offers cardholders a luxury getaway

Jeremy Simon

We all could use a little escape from the everyday once in a while. If you’re an American Express cardholder and can clear some space on your calendar between Jan. 20 and Feb. 13, 2009, why not take some time off in the form of a luxurious 24-day, five-continent vacation?
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Gift cards make lousy/great gifts

Jeremy Simon

While some people would rather get a lump of coal in their stocking than the increasingly-ubiquitous gift card, other shoppers may be interested in a few unique gift card offerings this holiday season.
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The shadows know

Jeremy Simon

Marketers note that the members of Gen M already in the workforce (dubbed “shadow millenials”) have their own unique buying characteristics.
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Can Fed rate cut save Christmas?

Jeremy Simon

While consumers are dreaming of a white Christmas, retailers are thinking black — as in a profitable holiday shopping season. But if a recent item from CNNMoney.com is correct, the second Federal Reserve interest rate cut of 2007 may not be enough to give retailers the sales lift they need this year.
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