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Business

Shoppers expected to spend more at small businesses this holiday season: “It looks more prosperous than last year”

The National Retail Federation estimates a record 166 million people will shop from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday. Don Queen, who owns the store Classic Toys in Los Angeles, California, is gearing up for the holiday rush by stocking up his shelves with toys from the past. "It looks more prosperous than last year," Queen said.  A recent survey shows 63% of small retailers expect to see higher profits this holiday season, according to technology firm Capterra. It is estimated that more gift buyers are likely to shop on Small Business Saturday than Black Friday this year, according to Bankrate. The annual event dedicated to small businesses began in 2010. It's a welcome relief for mom-and-pop stores that cannot compete with sales at big box reta...
Biden talks stricter gun laws during Thanksgiving trek to Nantucket
Politics

Biden talks stricter gun laws during Thanksgiving trek to Nantucket

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden are spending Thanksgiving on Nantucket with other members of their extended family, as per their family's tradition.The Bidens, along with their two-year-old grandson Beau, visited firefighters at a Nantucket firehouse to thank them for their hard work. The White House said they called service members from each branch of our military who are stationed around the world. Mr. Biden spoke briefly to reporters at the firehouse, saying, "I'm sick and tired of these shootings" when asked about the Virginia Walmart shooting. He called for stricter gun laws and said "I'm going to try" when asked if he would try to pass gun legislation before Republicans take control of the House of Representatives in January. ...
Some stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Here’s what you can expect on the Black Friday shopping weekend.
Business

Some stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Here’s what you can expect on the Black Friday shopping weekend.

As Thanksgiving — and the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday — approach, major stores are announcing their holiday hours. There are two common approaches: stay closed for the holiday, or open early for Black Friday crowds. Kohl's announced on Tuesday that all of its stores will once again be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, after seeing success when it closed stores for the holiday in 2020 and 2021. While in the past, many retail chains started their Black Friday sales a day early, closing on Thanksgiving became popular in 2020. That's in part because it gave retail workers, who were considered essential workers, a break during the pandemic, and also limited crowds.  Last year, Kohl's said it saw a positive response to its Thanks...