‘‘Morsi’s decision means dictatorship. He creates the law, passes the law, and oversees the law. He is the state and the state is him.’’ — Manal Tibe, an activist who was a member of the assembly writing the new Egyptian constitution until she withdrew earlier this year to protest the Islamists’ domination of it, on President Mohammed Morsi’s decision to give himself near-absolute power.
‘‘It’s Black Thursday and Friday combined. This is going to be a new normal of how we shop.’’ — Jackie Fernandez, a retail expert at the consulting firm Deloitte, on how Thanksgiving Day this year became the new start of the holiday shopping season known as Black Friday.
‘‘Christmas is coming and $325 million would come in handy.’’ — Tim Abel, 63, who bought a Powerball ticket at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, as the jackpot grew to $325 million — the fourth-largest in the game’s history.