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Jos. A. Bank offers ‘Super Tuesday’ holiday promotion

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hampstead, Md. – Jos. A. Bank is attempting to get a jump on the many retailers starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving by offering a “Super Tuesday” sale event on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The retailer will offer Black Friday prices on select “doorbuster” items in its 571 company-owned full-line stores nationwide.

In addition, these select doorbuster items will be offered online at Josbank.com beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on November 26, 2013, and there will be other special one-day price discounts.

“In addition to our traditional Black Friday doorbusters event, this year we are pleased to offer an earlier exclusive doorbusters event on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving," said R. Neal Black, president and CEO of JoS. A. Bank Clothiers. "We feel that this event will provide our customers with more flexibility in their holiday shopping which is always one of our objectives, especially with the shorter number of shopping days this year.”

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Harley-Davidson debuts holiday pinboard

BY Dan Berthiaume

Milwaukee – Harley-Davidson is debuting a new Pinterest pinboard at Pinterest.com/harleydavidson. The pinboard features holiday gifts as well as 2014 bikes, custom items, and parts and accessories.

Starting Nov. 26 and running through Dec. 24, people can create their own pinboard with Harley-Davidson items. Harley-Davidson will pick nine weekly winners at the $25-$200 level and one $10,000 grand prize winner with no purchase necessary.

"Gift giving should fuel your holiday spirit, not drain it, so we want to help shoppers break out of their gift ruts and find something cool and unique for everyone on their list," said Karen Davidson, creative director, general merchandise, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

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Report: N.Y. appeals court says Starbucks baristas must share tips

BY Dan Berthiaume

Seattle – The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York has reportedly ruled that Starbucks baristas must share their tips with supervisors. According to the Associated Press, the ruling supports a lower court finding that baristas at Starbucks must share tips with shift supervisors, since the supervisors do much of the same work as the baristas.

A Starbucks spokesperson said the ruling fair because shift supervisors spend more than 90% of their work time serving customers, while an attorney for the baristas said the decision lets Starbucks unfairly subsidize supervisor pay at the expense of lower-paid employees.

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