Trump for federal workers: Enjoy the holiday
Some 2.1 million federal employees are receiving a holiday gift from President Donald Trump: a day for Christmas Eve. Presidents often, but not always, give federal workers time around Christmas. In an executive order last week, Trump said’t “All executive departments and agencies of the federal government will be shut down and their employees will be put on duty on December 24. Public Safety employees will still have to report to work, and federal offices will remain open0 for reasons of national security, defense or other public needs. Trump closed federal offices on Christmas Eve last year, which fell Monday — essentially a four-day weekend to workers.
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Today’s journey? Weather must cooperate
Forecasters say major travel centers in the northeast and mid-west should see clear skies and that most parts of the Central and Eastern U.S. should have no major worries on Christmas Eve. The slow-moving southeast rain and wind storm that devastated Florida on Sunday and Monday will eventually pull away, although some showers may turn around the coasts of Carolina and Georgia. Once a big rainmaker moves away from the southeast, the only important trip on Christmas Eve will be the place of trouble in the south-west. AccuWeather said the rain will spread to the inland south-west by bringing a mix of rain and snow to parts of Nevada and Utah. Snow is expected in the highest territory of Colorado, as well as in northern Arizona and New Mexico, while the rest of the southwest will have rain. Safe travel!
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Here’s the open on Christmas Eve
If you still have the rest to buy Christmas gifts, you’re late. But you are not alone or out of luck. In most parts of shops and malls across the country, catering for true trailing begins early Tuesday and will close at dinner with many exceptions. Amazon is offering same-day Christmas Eve delivery on millions of items, free for prime members in eligible areas on orders of more than $35. The order should be kept till 9:30 am local time. Prime members in select cities can also make two-hour grocery delivery for free on Tuesday. To help reduce your last-minute purchases by minutes, there are Christmas Eve store hours for department stores, discount retailers and grocers.
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Follow Santa Claus right now, thanks to some high-tech trackers
It’s time to track Santa’s journey around the world. The government’s Santa Tracker – run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command – has been live with digital connections with the North Pole and the village of Santa since December 1. The agency will monitor Santa using satellites and radars for the 64th year. Google has a similar interactive feed up. The technology giant has tracked Santa’s journey around the world since 2004, and estimated that his trek will last 25 hours this year, starting at 5 a.m. on Christmas Eve in Russia.
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Experts are seeing a boom in the stock market during the last days of 2019 and early next year – an event known as the Santa Claus Rally, which is expected to begin Tuesday. According to stock traders, since 1969, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has been 0 “Santa Claus Rally0 The period (the last five trading sessions of the year and the first two trading days of the new year) has gained 1.3%. Panchang For those saving for retirement, the rally usually doesn’t offer huge benefits for the long haul. However, investors are set to see a lift in their stock market portfolio on the back of u.S. recession fears, de-escalating business stress essays and reducing strong consumer spending. Analysts say this is a positive sign for the broader market edge in 2020.
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