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News crew guard dies after being shot in attempted robbery 11/27/2021 08:06am • OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nish Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts 11/27/2021 04:45am • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. Postal work Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country's woes Blaming COVID: Biden sees common culprit for country's woes 11/27/2021 03:45am • WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation is soaring, businesses are struggling to hire and President Joe Biden’s poll numbers have been in free-fall. The White House sees a common culprit for it all: COVID-19. Biden’s team views the pandemic as the root cause of both the nation’s malaise and his own poli Today in History 11/26/2021 07:00pm • Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2021. There are 34 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 27, 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (mah-SKOH’-nee) and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hal Shoppers return to DC-area malls in droves Shoppers return to DC-area malls in droves 11/26/2021 04:34pm • At shopping malls around the D.C. region, people were shopping like it was Black Friday 2019 — before the coronavirus and its impact figured into the everyday lives of Americans. At Tysons Corner Center in Tysons, Virginia, people inched through blocks of car traffic to reach the garages. Meanw Black Friday is back but it's not what it used to be Black Friday is back but it's not what it used to be 11/26/2021 12:44pm • NEW YORK (AP) — On this year's Black Friday, things almost seem normal. Malls and stores report decent-sized crowds, if not the floods of people that used to fight over the latest toys and electronics — online shopping is much too common for that now, and discounts are both more subdued and spr Hypothermia alert issued for Montgomery Co. as Black Friday temps dip in DC area Hypothermia alert issued for Montgomery Co. as Black Friday temps dip in DC area 11/25/2021 07:03pm • Meteorologists said that Thanksgiving Day would see temperatures fall into the 40s in the D.C. area, and those sliding temperatures led to a hypothermia alert in Maryland hours before any in-person Black Friday shopping could begin. Here's what you need to know. Officials with Montgomery County E Small Business Saturday: Guide to shopping small in the DC area Small Business Saturday: Guide to shopping small in the DC area 11/25/2021 11:38am • The turkey and pumpkin pie have been gobbled up, and your focus has shifted to that holiday shopping list. Before grabbing your phone and loading up your online shopping cart or heading for the big-box retailer, D.C.-area small businesses hope you give a thought to shopping local. Small Business This could finally be Sears' and Kmart's last holiday shopping season This could finally be Sears' and Kmart's last holiday shopping season 11/25/2021 08:13am • This Black Friday could very likely be the start of the final holiday shopping season for Sears and Kmart, two brands that once proudly dominated the US retail landscape.The two chains are only a shell of what they were when the holding company that owns both emerged from bankruptcy less than three Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain Holiday season moves into high gear but challenges remain 11/25/2021 02:00am • NEW YORK (AP) — Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, shoppers are returning to stores and splurging on all types of items. But the big question is: How much will supply shortages, higher prices and staffing issues dampen their mood this holiday season? Americans, al The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing 11/24/2021 07:00pm • NEW YORK (AP) — Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic. “Be smart. Be caring. If you have the tiniest tickle in your throat, the tiniest feeling, worry about yourself and worry about everybody else, and know Santa will always be there next y 'They become our family:' US farming couple rescues Afghans 'They become our family:' US farming couple rescues Afghans 11/24/2021 04:18am • FERGUS FALLS, Minnesota (AP) — The U.S. soldiers called them “Caroline’s guys.” They transformed farms in a war zone - risking their lives for the program she built, sharing her belief that something as simple as apple trees could change the world. The university-educated Afghans helped tur The Best Time to Buy Everything 11/23/2021 07:00pm • When it comes to shopping, finding the best deals is a wonderful feeling. It's a little like striking gold or locating the X on a map for buried treasure.Missing out on those best deals and hearing from your friends or family about a great sale you had no idea was happening -- well, that's less fun. LA luxury mall latest to be hit by smash-and-grab thieves LA luxury mall latest to be hit by smash-and-grab thieves 11/23/2021 06:13pm • LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of thieves smashed windows at a department store at a luxury mall in Los Angeles, triggering a police pursuit just days after high-end stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were targeted. The latest incident in a national trend of smash-and-grab crimes targeted a Avocado Green Mattress sets opening date for first D.C. store 11/23/2021 03:25am • Organic mattress-in-a-box manufacturer Avocado Green Mattress is opening its first D.C. outpost on Black Friday. The new store at 3336 M St. in Georgetown's Cady's Alley will debut at 10 a.m. Friday. The space was previously occupied by Rent The Runway. The Washington Business Journal's Daniel J. S
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