Portable Speakers: 1980’s vs Today

How people listened to music in the 1980’s with their portable radios
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Present day device for a portable speaker which you can listen to music from a device like your cellphone. You can buy it at Amazon.com for $36
mini speaker
This is the TDK A12 TREK Micro NFC Bluetooth Portable Mini Wireless Outdoor Speaker. It weighs 6.6 ounces and product dimension of 3.2 x 3.2 x 1.2 inches. Power source is one AAA battery.

2014 Holiday Retail Sales Projected to be Higher

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Via bizjournal.com

Will 2014 be a jolly holiday for retailers?
The National Retail Federation says yes, projecting November and December U.S. retail sales to rise 4.1 percent, which would be the biggest increase in three years and would be above the 10-year average of 2.9 percent. The group is forecasting sales (not including autos, gas or restaurants) of $616.9 billion for the period this year.