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Economy

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing

Local

Prescott Public Library Closes and Resumes Curbside Service November 25, 2020

Prescott Public Library will close to the public on Tuesday, November 24 at 6 p.m. The library will provide curbside service for holds pickup beginning Wednesday, November 25 at 10 a.m. Normal Curbside Service hours will be: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm. All library services will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in

COVID-19

Keep the mask: A vaccine won’t end the US crisis right away

Don’t even think of putting the mask away anytime soon. Despite the expected arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in just a few weeks, it could take several months — probably well into 2021 — before things get back to something close to normal in the U.S. and Americans can once again go to the movies, cheer

Opinion

Opinion: The Peer Pressure to Host Thanksgiving

Even though the CDC issued a recommendation that Americans refrain from traveling for Thanksgiving, my family doesn’t think that it applies to them. They still expect me to cook a huge bird, stock my bar and host everyone for a week in my home in coastal Montecito. I’d be willing to bet Gov. Gavin Newsom

Buz Blog

Freedom Is A Dangerous Thing

Freedom is a risky concept. It has its advantages. Without it, human progress is greatly impaired. Freedom enables those willing to take chances, to try things others fear to do, whether in business, sports or life in general. But it is fraught with unforeseen pitfalls and turns. The timid will be afraid to attempt to

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