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The cheaper it gets to borrow money, the faster people want to buy houses.
With the holidays and New Year's quickly approaching, 'tis the season to toast with bubbles that don't burst.
The country with the highest growth for uncorking bottles of bubbly is Japan. Japan has increased champagne imports by 21 percent since 2010 from 7.5 million bottles to 9 million. According to IWSR research, the taste for sparkling wines and champagne in Japan is attributed to its female consumers.
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In contrast, Europeans are struggling to find good reasons to crack open the bubbly. The British market, the world's biggest importer of champagne, has dropped by nine percent since 2010.
Don't see the point of Black Friday? Can't understand why people would line up for hours in the cold for a TV?
The cost of Thanksgiving dinner spiked two years ago and didn't get any better last year, but in 2013 Americans will get a (tiny little) bit of relief on their holiday meal bill.
A massive storm is threatening to snarl Thanksgiving travel up and down the East Coast, and could cost airlines a pretty penny in the process.