$JCP News: Online surge for Black Friday as stores remain calm

"I used to go to Kmart and most years we go to JCPenney’s". "But now you have a better chance of actually getting what you need". Adobe attributed the slower growth on Thanksgiving to the start of Black Friday promotions before Thanksgiving by retailers …

$JCP News: The Best Things to Buy This Month — Before and After Christmas

However, if you absolutely must buy decorations before the big day, look to Home Depot, Crate & Barrel and JCPenney for inexpensive options. Also, keep in mind that any seller with fresh-cut trees is likely going to start discounting them around Dec. 20.

$JCP News: Millennial shoppers are heading to JC Penney

Featuring well-known brands like "Paw Patrol" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," toys drove strong traffic on JCPenney.com on Cyber Monday, and quickly became one of the most frequently searched terms on its site, the company said. Along with its push …

$JCP News: JCPenney: 50% Off + 25-33% Off Christmas Decor

JCPenney: 50% Off + 25-33% Off Christmas Decor

Save 50% on a selection of Christmas trees and decor right now at JCPenney.com, plus get an extra 25% off with code TOSAVE23. Better yet, spend $100 or more and the code gets you 33% off. These are some of the lowest prices we’ve seen yet this season.

via @daringfireball: Trump Picks El Chapo to Run D.E.A.



NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—Just days after picking Betsy DeVos to run the Department of Education, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped another wealthy outsider by naming Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to head the Drug Enforcement Administration.

In an official statement, Trump said that El Chapo’s “tremendous success in the private sector” showed that he has what it takes to “shake things up” at the D.E.A.

Trump’s appointment of the former drug lord surprised many in Washington, in no small part because acrimony between the two allegedly prompted El Chapo, in 2015, to put a hundred-million-dollar bounty on Trump’s head.

But, appearing on CNN, the Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway said that the selection of El Chapo should surprise no one. “Mr. Trump always said that he would surround himself with the best people,” she said.

When asked why Trump had readily offered a job to El Chapo while still mulling the fate of another former adversary, Mitt Romney, Conway said, “El Chapo might not have voted for Mr. Trump, but that’s because he’s Mexican and in jail, and Mitt Romney is neither.”

The appointment of the former drug kingpin is far from a done deal, however, as associates of El Chapo report that he is “concerned” that being a member of the Trump Administration would be bad for his brand.

via @9to5mac: Panic discontinuing Status Board stats app following final iOS 10 support update

Panic discontinuing Status Board stats app following final iOS 10 support update

Over three years ago, Panic introduced an app that quickly gained popularity, especially from pro users. Called Status Board, the iOS app displayed a host of information, all in a modular, easy to follow interface. Today, however, Panic announced that it is discontinuing development of Status Board.


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via @daringfireball: AP Style Guide on the ‘Alt-Right’


Let’s tackle them.

The “alt-right” or “alternative right” is a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States in addition to, or over, other traditional conservative positions such as limited government, low taxes and strict law-and-order.

The movement has been described as a mix of racism, white nationalism and populism.

Although many adherents backed President-elect Donald Trump in the recent election, Trump last week said he disavows and condemns the “alt-right.”

The movement criticizes “multiculturalism” and more rights for non-whites, women, Jews, Muslims, gays, immigrants and other minorities. Its members reject the American democratic ideal that all should have equality under the law regardless of creed, gender, ethnic origin or race.


“Alt-right” (quotation marks, hyphen and lower case) may be used in quotes or modified as in the “self-described” or “so-called alt-right” in stories discussing what the movement says about itself.

Avoid using the term generically and without definition, however, because it is not well known and the term may exist primarily as a public-relations device to make its supporters’ actual beliefs less clear and more acceptable to a broader audience. In the past we have called such beliefs racist, neo-Nazi or white supremacist.


Again, whenever “alt-right” is used in a story, be sure to include a definition: “an offshoot of conservatism mixing racism, white nationalism and populism,” or, more simply, “a white nationalist movement.”

Here is an example from the AP news report:

With an ideology that’s a mix of racism, white nationalism and old-fashioned populism, the “alt-right” has burst into the collective consciousness since members showed up at the Republican National Convention to celebrate Trump’s nomination last summer.

Be specific and call it straight

Finally, when writing on extreme groups, be precise and provide evidence to support the characterization.

We should not limit ourselves to letting such groups define themselves, and instead should report their actions, associations, history and positions to reveal their actual beliefs and philosophy, as well as how others see them.