After last year's images of crazed consumerist brawls from an Asda superstore, Black Friday has gotten a bit of a rep for bargain brutality. Here's our round-up of what's on offer. Merely a few years ago, the Black Friday fervor was limited to the United States alone. Marks and Spencer - There are now a number of special offers available at Marks and Spencer including 3 for 2 on Christmas gifts, though the Black Friday deals, which have not yet been revealed, will go live on November 27.
In Australia, the tally of Audi, Skoda and Volkswagen passenger cars and commercial vehicles linked to Dieselgate has reached nearly 100,000 vehicles. "This offer is an insultingly inadequate amount - a fig leaf attempting to hide the true depths of Volkswagen's deception", they said in a statement .
Jet founder and chief executive Marc Lore declined to name any other new investors in the round, nor the source of the venture debt or details of the strategic financing. Jet is attracting new customers by subsidizing their purchases with big discounts, which is a lower-cost way of gaining business than advertising, said a person familiar with the matter.
While the total costs of the scandal aren't clear, VW has no plans to alter the existing provisions, a spokesman told reporters on Wednesday at the carmaker's base in Wolfsburg. "The 2.0-litre engines will get a software update". VW has presented technical fixes to Germany's federal transport authority, the KBA, for the 1.6- and 2.0-liter diesel, which account for 8.2 million of the 8.5 million affected vehicles in Europe.
Pfizer, which is known for the erectile dysfunction product Viagra (and many other drugs, including cholesterol product Lipitor) agreed to unite with Allergan, best known for Botox, the cosmetic product created to remove wrinkles.
Real-estate mogul Donald Trump isn't happy with Pfizer and Allergan's Monday announcement that the two companies would merge to form a corporate drug-making behemoth. "He will be responsible for the oversight of all Pfizer and Allergan's combined commercial businesses, manufacturing and strategy functions", the joint statement read.