What strong Black Friday retail sales mean for holiday spending

Shoppers walk around Twelve Oaks Mall on November 24, 2023 in Novi, Michigan.  Emily Elconin | Getty Images Retailers are cheering after shoppers spent big on gifts and decor in the days after they gobbled up turkey and stuffing. But the strong showing does not necessarily mean those companies will have blowout success in their … Read more

As America gets older, immigration could be key – Daily News

In 2021, more than 1.5 million people came to the United States from more than 200 countries, including nearly 640,000 people who came looking for a job. It was an unusually big year, immigration-wise. The pandemic was starting to ease up. Some (though not all) of the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies had just been … Read more

Mastering the Art of Digital Storytelling: A Gateway to Entrepreneurial Triumph

Digital storytelling is not just an art; it’s a powerful tool that can transform an entrepreneur’s online presence. This process involves weaving your personal or business narrative into captivating digital content that resonates with your audience. In a world where every click, like, and share can make a significant impact, mastering digital storytelling can be … Read more

Californians are on the hook for Sacramento’s profligacy – Daily News

Another scorecard ranked California one of the worst states financially. Truth in Accounting’s 14th annual Financial State of the States report scored California 42nd among the 50 states. A least it wasn’t No. 50 New Jersey, No. 49 Connecticut, No. 48 Illinois or No. 47 Massachusetts. Note all these states soak families and businesses with … Read more

‘The Marvels’ Lacked On-Set Supervision, Bob Iger Admits In Analysis Of Its Dismal Box Office – Deadline

Disney CEO Bob Iger blames the pandemic effect as part of the reason for the dismal box office results on The Marvels. Speaking at a New York Times business summit earlier this week, Iger said the studio needs some revitalization. ″The Marvels was shot during Covid,” he explained. “There wasn’t as much supervision on the … Read more

Gold Coast out of running to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast has scrapped its bid to host the 2026/27 Commonwealth Games, shattering the vision of joint games with Perth. Gold Coast mayor Tom Tate confirmed the city would no longer pursue its $700 million bid to host a “streamlined” 2026 Games, announced after the Victorian government pulled out in July citing cost blowouts. … Read more

London’s biggest minicab firm Addison Lee makes emissions U-turn | Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

London’s biggest minicab company has U-turned on plans for all its cars to produce zero emissions this year, blaming a lack of public chargers in the capital. Addison Lee said it had spent £30m on new Volkswagen Multivans, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), which combine a small battery with a polluting internal combustion engine, and … Read more

CCIWA reignites payroll battle with new modelling that finds cut would pump $1.3b into State economy

Overhauling WA’s onerous payroll tax regime would pump $1.35 billion into the State’s economy and create nearly 4000 jobs, laying the platform for a new wave of investment while preventing fast-expanding companies from relocating to the east coast. That is according to independent research commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA, which will … Read more

Gaza refugee camp reported hit amid Israeli air strikes

Israel forces have bombed wide areas of the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding dozens of Palestinians, as civilians in the besieged territory sought shelter in an ever-shrinking area of the south. The Jabalia refugee camp in the north of the Hamas-ruled enclave was among the sites hit. A Gazan health ministry representative said several people … Read more

Federal Reserve's preferred inflation gauge shows price pressures continuing to cool

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation measure cooled last month, the latest sign that price pressures are waning in the face of high interest rates and moderating economic growth. Thursday’s report from the Commerce Department said prices were unchanged from September to October, down from a 0.4% rise the previous month. Compared with … Read more