Small Businesses Look To Saturday Holiday Shopping For Salvation

The holiday shopping season is here, and like most things this year, the coronavirus pandemic is complicating it. Major shopping holidays after Thanksgiving are historically crucial for all businesses, but locally owned stores especially depend on them. “This is what pulls them through,” said Alicia Slocomb, manager of Belleville’s Main Street Committee, which helps drive economic growth downtown. “This time period really does push people to the point of, ‘OK, we’re going to make it another...

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Most of us have an image of the first thanksgiving that we learned in grade school: of the Pilgrims sitting with the Indians at a large table with a white tablecloth celebrating the harvest together over a meal of turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. But research shows that the traditional depiction of the first Thanksgiving may not be altogether accurate. In fact, whatever happened at Plymouth 398 years ago, it may not have been the first Thanksgiving at all. There are no less than...

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Hailed as heroes during the pandemic, essential workers have cared for the elderly in nursing homes and kept food supplies moving from farms to supermarkets. But thousands of these workers are also undocumented immigrants facing this choice to keep their jobs: ride a crowded bus or drive without license.

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A top Iranian scientist believed to be responsible for developing the country's military nuclear program was killed Friday, causing outrage in Iran and raising U.S. concerns over potential retaliation.

The holiday shopping season is here, and like most things this year, the coronavirus pandemic is complicating it.

Major shopping holidays after Thanksgiving are historically crucial for all businesses, but locally owned stores especially depend on them.

“This is what pulls them through,” said Alicia Slocomb, manager of Belleville’s Main Street Committee, which helps drive economic growth downtown. “This time period really does push people to the point of, ‘OK, we’re going to make it another year.’”

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Despite statements to the contrary from the Arabian Peninsula, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin-Salman reportedly met secretly with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Neom. While Israel and Saudi Arabia have had a back-channel relationship for many years, this is the first time a meeting of this nature has been made public.

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Despite President Trump’s administration making it exceedingly difficult for President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team to do its work in full, the office of the president-elect has wasted no time in announcing some of its cabinet-level appointees. Of particular note is Biden’s choice for a new position: special presidential envoy on climate.

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