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Netflix nights are always wrapped in red and white envelopes

Netflix nights are always wrapped in red and white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there’s still a steady — albeit dwindling — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive these discs in the iconic red and white envelopes. “When you open your …

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Man accused of holding razor blade to woman's neck on JetBlue flight, officials say

Man accused of holding razor blade to woman’s neck on JetBlue flight, officials say

A Utah man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly held a razor blade to a woman’s neck during a robbery. Merrill Darrell Fackrell, 41, was on a JetBlue flight from New York to Salt Lake City on Nov. 21 when he allegedly assaulted the passenger next to him, according to the Justice Department. …

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Apple has a huge problem with its supplier's iPhone factory in China |  CNN Business

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China | CNN Business

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, …

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The mall where Black Friday refuses to die |  CNN Business

The mall where Black Friday refuses to die | CNN Business

Bloomington, Minnesota CNN Business — The rise of e-commerce in recent years has taken a toll on in-person shopping, knocking down once-popular brick-and-mortar stores and 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-to-door deals and hordes of holiday …

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Amazon warehouse workers stage Black Friday strikes and protests around the world

Amazon warehouse workers in the UK and 40 other countries are to strike and stage protests timed to coincide with Black Friday sales, one of the company’s biggest shopping days of the year . Employees in dozens of countries, from Japan and Australia to India, the United States and across Europe, are demanding better pay …

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Musk is planning the Twitter tick feature again, this time with more colors

Musk is planning the Twitter tick feature again, this time with more colors

Comment this story Comment Elon Musk said Twitter would launch a verification feature with multicolored checkmarks, just weeks after the botched rollout of its paid blue check model, which had to be scuttled when impersonation accounts surged. Musk tweeted on Friday that “Verified” will launch in a week, this time with gold checkmarks for businesses, …

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Inflation hangs over shoppers looking for Black Friday deals

Inflation hangs over shoppers looking for Black Friday deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers sought the best deals in stores and online as retailers offered new Black Friday discounts to entice consumers eager to start shopping for holiday gifts but weighed down by inflation. Due to high prices for food, rent, gasoline and other necessities, many people were hesitant to spend unless there was …

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Black Friday isn't what it used to be.  Here's why.

Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. Here’s why.

Comment this story Comment Black Friday arrives in what could be a watershed moment for retailers already struggling with excess inventory, higher overheads and increasingly finicky consumers. And despite the day’s diminishing relevance — it’s turning into a months-long sales pitch — merchants of all sizes are digging in. “I think there’s more emphasis this …

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