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The Weekend Desk Report

By Steve Rhodes / Posted on December 20, 2014

"The Chinese city of Yiwu, about 250 kilometers from Shanghai, is often referred to as China's 'Christmas village' thanks to the massive amount of holiday-related merchandise made there," Quartz reports.

Click through to read this heartwarming story, and have a happy holiday!


Give The Gift Of Beachwood
A perfect stocking stuffer*.

* Not made in China.


The Beachwood Radio Network

* The Beachwood Radio Hour #36 is in production!

Hoo boy, it's gonna be a good one!

* The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #30: The Must-See Bears!

Weirdest, Worst, Wackiest Bears Team Ever. Plus: Duncan Keith, MVP; We [Heart] Pau; and Theo (Almost) Forgets The Cole Slaw.


The Beachwood Weekend Sports Report

* The College Football Report Bowl Preview Part 1: Cheap Trick, Gold Toes And Loaded Potatoes.

* The Blue & Orange Kool-Aid Report: Go Fightin' Clausens!


The Sound Opinions Weekend Listening Report

"Jim and Greg look back at 20 years of the groundbreaking alt-country label Bloodshot Records. Plus a review of the long-awaited new album by soul artist D'Angelo."


The CAN TV Weekend Viewing Report

Cirque Jamboree

"Get your peanuts and enjoy this circus-themed dance performance by youth and adult students of the Burnett School of Performing Arts, presented by Cherone Burnett."

Saturday at 7 p.m. on CAN TV19.


* A Big Safety Net And Strong Job Market Can Co-Exist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

Ask Germany and Australia too; they're all kicking our butt. Strong, healthy societies create strong economies.

* CEO Gives Back Bonus, Says He Doesn't Deserve It.

None of them do.

* BlackBerry Works With Boeing On Phone That Self-Destructs.

I think the Bears already have one.







The Weekend Desk Tip Line: Pickled.


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