Online shoppers spent a record amount on Thanksgiving ( News BLF )

D3 sign | Moment | Getty Images After eating turkey and pie, lots of Americans also went on a shopping spree. Thanksgiving Day online spending hit a record $5.29 billion, an increase of 2.9% year over year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales for retailers’ websites. On average, shoppers spend about $2 billion to $3 … Read more

UK strikes: almost 200,000 British workers strike on Black Friday ( News BLF )

London Rhoncus tincidunt eros – The British cost-of-living crisis is already taking the shine off Black Friday. Now, the annual shopping bonanza is looming with the added threat of strikes that could disrupt deliveries, dampen online sales and deliver another blow to the slumping economy. Some 235,000 workers across the UK have gone on strike … Read more

Big discounts equate to high pressure for retailers ( News BLF )

Major retailers are under intense pressure to deliver on Black Friday, after many of them reported a slowdown in head-to-head sales during the holiday’s make-or-break day. Macy’s, target, Kohl’s, Gap and Nordstrom He spoke of the quiet in Sales at the end of October and the beginning of November. Target fell short of its holiday-focused … Read more

Readers should not miss a share of the Hawaiian restaurants ( News Hawaii )

Mahalo favoring the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! I recently spoke with a friend about Mama’s Mexican Kitchen. Locations at 378 N. School St., Moanalua Shopping Center, Pearl Kai Food Court and in Waikiki at 478 Ena Road. I especially liked their taquitos, soups and salsa. Nolasco “Papa” Amador was a member of the … Read more

Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse accusers suing JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank ( News New York )

The two women who accused Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse are suing JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank in separate lawsuits, saying the giants reaped their profits from the convicted pedophile’s alleged sex-trafficking operation. The women, identified only as Jane Does, filed the lawsuit Thursday in New York federal court, seeking class-action status and unspecified monetary damages, … Read more

Hawaiian Electric is hiring developers for solar projects ( News Hawaii )

Electric Hawaiian has selected seven solar projects for its community-based renewable energy program, which is aimed at low- and moderate-income electricity bill customers who cannot afford to install private rooftop solar. The company, through a competitive bidding process, selected Nexamp Solar for seven of its “shared solar” projects. On Oahu, Nexamp is working with Melink … Read more

Walmart moves shooting violence prevention work to work | Lacinia News ( News Oklahoma )

NEW YORK (AP) — Wednesday’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Virginia was just the latest example of a workplace shooting by an employee. But while many companies offer active shooter training, experts say the focus is far less than preventing workplace stress, particularly how to identify and address anxious behavior among employees. Workers too … Read more

Armed guards were killed outside the village pot before 4 fixtures ( News Oklahoma )

By Heather Hollingsworth – Associated Press Armed guards were standing outside a marijuana-growing operation in rural Oklahoma, where four people were killed execution-style. The mail carrier “runs into guns almost all the time,” Jack Quirk, owner of the local paper All About Hennessey, told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Why are there guards anyway? You … Read more

What is open and closed on Oahu? ( News Hawaii )

Want to know what’s open and closed over the Thanksgiving holiday? Here is your guide to hours, attractions and more on Oahu. GOVERNMENT OFFICES (CLOSED) >> federal services >> public services >> city and county >> All city satellites and driver’s license seats SCHOOL (CLOSED) >> Hawaii closed public schools on Thanksgiving and Black Friday … Read more

New York Becomes First State To Partially Ban Crypto Mining ( News New York )

In a historic regulatory move, New York has become the first US state to ban certain types of cryptocurrency tunnels. Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill Tuesday that would put an immediate moratorium on intensively “proof-of-“Crypto mining is a major fossil fuel. For two years, no new permits to issue such mining operations and no … Read more