'Weinstein effect' putting a damper on office holiday parties
Half of company holiday parties this year won’t have booze, and the "Weinstein effect" is being blamed. Outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas says shrinking budgets are also leading to fewer parties, with 11 percent of businesses skipping the festivities this year.
GasBuddy’s newest report pegs gasoline prices at their highest average since 2014, the year oil prices crashed. Gasoline prices are up 20 percent compared to last year, just in time for the busiest driving weekend of the year in the United States. Prices are now at $2.53 a gallon.
Disney executive and man behind some of the biggest box office hits in recent years has taken a temporary leave of absence. John Lasseter apologized for anyone who received an unwanted hug or gesture. Lasseter runs the Pixar studio behind "Toy Story," "Finding Nemo" and "Cars."
McDonald's is pulling buttermilk crispy tenders from the menu as locations begin to run out of the new menu item. The chicken tenders will be back by the end of December. Business Insider says demand far outstripped supply.
If you’re curling up with a book today, you are not alone. Barnes & Noble says Wednesday is the busiest reading day of the year. Many of those reads take place at airports, waiting on flights. Some say a good book helps them deal with the holiday stress.