Thursday, July 4, 2013

5 things to know Thursday

Forget fireworks: July 4 is for freebies
Consumers seeking the most patriotic way to spend the Fourth of July holiday used to have two choices: Hit the grill, or hit the fireworks show. Now, there's a third option: Hit the stores — for bargains and freebies. Marketers are pushing enticing deals to drive business on a day when millions of Americans have traditionally made plans to gather outdoors and party, not stay indoors and shop.
What's next for Egypt
As Egypt's military announced it had deposed the country's first-ever democratically elected president, many Egypt watchers braced to see whether Mohammed Morsi's Islamist followers would resort to violence as they said they would. Radical Islamists such as Mohamed al-Zawahiri, a leader of Egypt's radical Jihadi movement and the brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, promised his followers they would have "the upper hand" should the military follow through with its threatened coup.


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