In this video from Monday's edition of the Motley Fool's MarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and Fool analysts Jason Moser and Bill Barker take a deep dive into the biggest investing stories of the day, and news from the Thanksgiving weekend.
Online shopping on Thanksgiving day exceeded $1 billion for the first time, with online shopping on Black Friday hitting a new high of $1.9 billion. Yet the National Retail Federation has already given a gloomy forecast for the holiday season overall. Where does the truth lie? In the lead segment on today's MarketFoolery, Jason and Bill take a look at what investors really need to know about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the world of retail this holiday season.
Then, in an interview on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that the company is currently testing a way to use automated flying drones to deliver packages weighing less than 5 pounds to customers. The benefits could be many, but can the company overcome the numerous challenges involved? The guys discuss the logistics of such a plan, and why they're not betting against Jeff Bezos.
And finally, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen both broke the box office record for the five-day. Jason and Bill discuss what a great win this is for Lions Gate Entertainment, as well as Disney's recent movie track record, and what to expect from the company from here.
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