Amazon Tops Black Friday Shopping

Amazon Tops Black Friday Shopping

Amazon Tops Black Friday Shopping
Amazon.com
topped the list of most visited online retailers in the United States on Black Friday (Nov. 26), surpassing 4 million unique visitors, up 25 percent compared to the corresponding day last year, according to a comScore report. Other online retailers surpassing the 4 million mark were Walmart, Target and Best Buy. Though music-related sales figures were not disclosed, online spending on Black Friday totaled $648 million, marking the highest online spending day in 2010 and a 9 percent increase compared to Black Friday in 2009. Overall, online spending for the first 26 days of November reached $11.64 billion, a 13 percent increase compared to the corresponding period last year. (11/30)

Tenor Peter Hofmann Dies
GRAMMY-winning German tenor Peter Hofmann died Tuesday in Bavaria, Germany, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 66 years old. Hofmann earned international acclaim when he starred as Siegmund in Richard Wagner's "Ring Cycle" in 1976. Hofmann also performed at the annual Bayreuth Festival, toured stages across the globe, including the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and starred in the lead role of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom Of The Opera." Hofmann won a GRAMMY for Best Opera Recording in 1982 for Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen. (11/30)

 

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