The mall where Black Friday refuses to die

Bloomington, Minnesota CNN Business — The rise of e-commerce in recent years has taken its toll on in-person shopping, felling brick-and-mortar stores and once popular malls in the process. As a result, Black Friday, the traditional first day of the Christmas shopping season and a day once known for door-busting deals and hordes of holiday … Read more

Thanksgiving used to be a movie feast. This year? Slim pickings

New York CNN Business — Thanksgiving weekend has historically offered a cornucopia of filmsletting moviegoers get out of the house and kick back after eating copious amounts of turkey, mashed potatoes and pie. But this year the movie menu is pretty sparse. The North American box office has few new films this weekend that are … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Victims remain hospitalized days after a mass shooting in a Virginia Walmart left 6 employees dead

CNN — As authorities investigate this week’s mass shooting inside a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, at least two employees remained hospitalized after a manager killed six coworkers before taking his own life. The shooting on Tuesday night – two days before Thanksgiving – began minutes after 10 pm inside the employee break room, where some … Read more

Walmart mass shooting: The motive behind the attack in Chesapeake, Virginia, is unclear

CNN — After an ordinary workday turned deadly at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia, survivors and investigators are spending the Thanksgiving holiday questioning the motive of an employee who opened fire on coworkers, killing six before fatally turning the gun on himself. Employees were preparing for an overnight shift when a manager opened fire with … Read more

New subvariants, family gatherings may bring more Covid-19 after holiday, but experts don’t expect severe surge

CNN — As millions of Americans travel to gather with friends and family over the next few days, there’s a good chance that Covid-19 will follow. Experts expect that Thanksgiving gatherings will stir up social networks and give new coronavirus subvariants fresh pockets of vulnerable people to infect. As a result, cases and hospitalizations may … Read more