Sober or bright? Europe Faces Holiday During Energy Crisis – KSAT San Antonio | Ad On Picture

VERONA – During the opening weekend, the Verona Christmas market was packed with revelers sipping mulled wine and buying Christmas decorations. But wooden market stalls aside, the Italian city still hasn’t decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling Christmas lights as officials debate how bright the season should be amid an energy crisis. In … Read more

Sober or bright? Europe Faces Holiday During Energy Crisis – WJXT News4JAX | Ad On Picture

VERONA – During the opening weekend, the Verona Christmas market was packed with revelers sipping mulled wine and buying Christmas decorations. But wooden market stalls aside, the Italian city still hasn’t decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling Christmas lights as officials debate how bright the season should be amid an energy crisis. In … Read more

Fire plan would cut down 2.4 million trees in New Jersey Pinelands – The Associated Press | Ad On Picture

BASS RIVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (AP) — Up to 2.4 million trees would be felled as part of a project to prevent major wildfires in a New Jersey state-protected forest that is being heralded as a Unique Environmental Treasure. New Jersey environmental officials say the plan to kill trees in a section of Bass River State … Read more

Holiday Shopping Starts With Inflation-Blowing Spirits – WDIV ClickOnDetroit | Ad On Picture

NEW YORK – While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar Christmas shopping patterns, uncertainty remains. The US job market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation has slowed. But increased prices for groceries, rent, gas and other household expenses have hurt shoppers. As a result, many are reluctant to spend unless there’s … Read more

Hong Kong emigrants crave milk tea from home – The Associated Press – en Español | Ad On Picture

HONG KONG (AP) – In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home. A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, making a living composing for television and film and teaching piano. Today she earns half as much as a waitress in London alongside her musical work. She chose the job in part … Read more

Small Businesses and Shoppers Return to Christmas Markets – KSAT San Antonio | Ad On Picture

NEW YORK – On an early November evening, shoppers at Bryant Park’s holiday market in New York City were in the holiday spirit well before Black Friday. The scent of pine trees wafted from the candle vendors’ stalls, people snapped up gingerbread cookies and hot cider, and ice skaters twirled eights around the ice rink … Read more

Small businesses and shoppers return to Christmas markets – WJXT News4JAX | Ad On Picture

NEW YORK – On an early November evening, shoppers at Bryant Park’s holiday market in New York City were in the holiday spirit well before Black Friday. The scent of pine trees wafted from the candle vendors’ stalls, people snapped up gingerbread cookies and hot cider, and ice skaters twirled eights around the ice rink … Read more

Small businesses and shoppers return to Christmas markets – WPLG Local 10 | Ad On Picture

NEW YORK – On an early November evening, shoppers at Bryant Park’s holiday market in New York City were in the holiday spirit well before Black Friday. The scent of pine trees wafted from the candle vendors’ stalls, people snapped up gingerbread cookies and hot cider, and ice skaters twirled eights around the ice rink … Read more

Small Businesses and Shoppers Return to Christmas Markets – WDIV ClickOnDetroit | Ad On Picture

NEW YORK – On an early November evening, shoppers at Bryant Park’s holiday market in New York City were in the holiday spirit well before Black Friday. The scent of pine trees wafted from the candle vendors’ stalls, people snapped up gingerbread cookies and hot cider, and ice skaters twirled eights around the ice rink … Read more

China’s Antivirus Calms Fears of Global Economic Impact – WDIV ClickOnDetroit | Ad On Picture

BEIJING – Antivirus controls confining millions of Chinese families to their homes and closing shops and offices are raising fears of further damage to the already weak global economy and trade. The ruling Communist Party pledged on November 11 to reduce disruption to its “zero-COVID” strategy by making controls more flexible. But the latest spate … Read more