HOLIDAY SEASON MOVES INTO HIGH GEAR BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN

© Provided by Associated Press FILE Black Friday shoppers walk past Macy's flagship store, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in New York's Herald Square. Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and ...

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