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Protesters decry proposal they say would create short-term rental ‘loophole’

Afraid of eviction laid off hospitality worker Jaime Sandoval, who has not worked since March, protests the city council adding more short-term rentals in Los Angeles outside Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s field office in West Adams neighborhood on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Afraid of eviction laid off hospitality worker Jaime Sandoval, who has not worked since March, protests the city council adding more short-term rentals in Los Angeles outside Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson’s field office in West Adams neighborhood on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Pricsilla Velasquez and Alex Sandoval leave over a hundre...

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Not the usual crowds, but shoppers still venture out for Black Friday in L.A. County

Shoppers wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic make their way through the mall as the holiday shopping season began at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on Friday, November 27, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) The holiday shopping season began at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on Friday, November 27, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Santa Claus, wearing a mask due to the coronavirus pandemic, waits for children as the holiday shopping season began at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on Friday, November 27, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Shoppers wearing masks due to the coronavirus pandemic line up to enter Bath & Bo...

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Target’s Cyber Monday sale is one of the best times to shop for home essentials, kitchen appliances, and electronics — here’s everything you need to know

  Summary List Placement Cyber Monday is on November 30, and we expect Target to offer plenty of discounts per usual. Target hasn't released formal details about its Cyber Monday sale, but we expect many of the deals we're seeing this Black Friday will make a return for the event next week. Below are some of the best Cyber Monday deals already available from Target, and answers to any questions you may have for the event.  Read about Target's Black Friday 2020 sale here, and check out our Black Friday and Cyber Monday FAQs here.  Table of Contents: Masthead StickyBlack Friday is winding down, but that also means Cyber Monday 2020 is just around the corner. The follow-up to Black Friday, Cyber Monday typically offers excellent, online-only deals on just about everything from tech to coun

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The best Black Friday Lego deals include savings on hard-to-find items, popular sets like “Star Wars,” and more

  Summary List Placement Find this year's best Black Friday deals for Lego sets from Lego, Amazon, Kohl's, Walmart, and Target.  You'll find discounts from hard-to-find items like Disney Steamboat Willie to popular Star Wars builds. Follow our coverage of all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for savings on the products you want. Stay up-to-date on the best limited-time Black Friday deals. Whether you're a child or a child at heart, Lego lovers can find savings this Black Friday on select sets, from iconic Lego themes like City and Technic, to the Creators series and models based on popular series such as Star Wars and Harry Potter. And, most of these deals will last the entire Black Friday weekend at retailers including Lego, Kohl's, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Amazon. (I...

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Man killed in West Garfield Park shooting: police

A shooting left a man dead Nov. 27, 2020, in West Garfield Park. | Sun-Times file photoThe 27-year-old was in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone opened fire, striking him in the chest, police said. A man was shot to death Friday in West Garfield Park, police said. About 8:30 p.m., the 27-year-old was in the 3900 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone opened fire, striking him in the chest, Chicago police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office hasn’t released details on the fatality. Area Four detectives are investigating. Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides. ...read more Source:: Chicago Sun Times...

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Facebook ad revenue in 2020 will grow 4.9% despite the growing number of brands pulling campaigns

Summary List Placement Insider Intelligence publishes thousands of research reports, charts, and forecasts on the Media, Advertising, and Marketing industry. You can learn more about becoming a client here. The following is a preview of one Media, Advertising, and Marketing forecast.  Facebook's ad revenue will continue to increase this year, despite the growing number of brands pulling ad campaigns amid the coronavirus pandemic. Net US digital ad revenues at Facebook (including all owned and operated properties as well as Facebook Audience Network) will increase by 4.9% this year to $31.43 billion – about $4.82 billion less than eMarketer predicted in early March. Additionally, more brands are pulling ad spend from Facebook for the month of July in support of #StopHateForProfit, a campa

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Best Buy’s Cyber Monday deals are some of its greatest — here’s what’s on sale now and what to expect on November 30

  Summary List PlacementWe're almost through Black Friday but Cyber Monday is still ahead, and that's when we see some of the best deals on tech from laptops and TVs to gaming and headphones. Every major online retailer — in particular tech giants like Apple and Amazon — will be throwing down deals Monday. But Best Buy is a one-stop-shop for upgrades to every aspect of your life, be it a new monitor for a better home office, smart doorbells and security systems for a safer home, or a new TV for a more relaxing nighttime. The word's still out on what the best deals of the day will be with Best Buy, but in recent years past, we've seen over $450 off 75-inch 4K TVs, serious discounts on smart home devices like the Nest and Google Home Mini, and savings on nice-to-haves like noise-canceling he

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Notre Dame tops North Carolina to stay unbeaten

Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams scores a touchdown during the second half Friday at Chapel Hill, N.C. | Gerry Broome/APIan Book kept second-ranked Notre Dame’s offense moving while the Irish’s defense locked down after the first quarter to beat No. 25 North Carolina 31-17 on Friday. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Ian Book kept scrambling to buy time and help No. 2 Notre Dame put together multiple long touchdown drives. The Irish’s defense allowed little room for Sam Howell and No. 25 North Carolina’s potent offense to do the same. Book threw for a score while the Fighting Irish defense locked down the Tar Heels for the final three quarters in a 31-17 victory on Friday. The win kept Notre Dame on course to earn a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Both teams scored two

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THE SVOD SHAKEOUT REPORT: A massive media shakeout is on the horizon — here are the key trends, players, and how we think it will play out

Summary List Placement This is a preview of THE SVOD SHAKEOUT research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. To check to see if you already have access to Business Insider Intelligence through your company, click here. The streaming wars — the high-stakes competition among media and tech giants to attract subscribers or users to their streaming video services — have officially begun. In the space of nine months between November 2019 and July 2020, four major subscription video services will have come to market from traditional US media companies and tech giants, with Disney, AT&T/WarnerMedia, and Comcast/NBCUniversal (NBCU) each having launched its own major branded streaming service: Disney+, HBO Max, and Peacock, respectively. And the increasingly service

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Senior Living: These frontline workers could have retired, but they risked their lives instead

Sonia Brown’s husband died on June 10. Two weeks later, the 65-year-old registered nurse was back at work. Her husband’s medical bills and a car payment loomed over her head. “She wanted to make sure all those things were taken care of before she retired,” her son David said. David and his sister begged her not to go back to work during the coronavirus pandemic — explaining their concerns about her age and diabetes — but she didn’t listen. “She was like the Little Engine That Could. She just powered through everything,” David said. But her invincibility couldn’t withstand COVID-19, and on July 29 she died after contracting the deadly virus. Sonia’s death is far from unusual. Despite evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that adults 65 and older are at a higher risk f

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Arklow’s Hollywood Turf Cup win extends Brad Cox’s big year

A year that so many would prefer to forget has turned out alright for trainer Brad Cox, at least professionally. Cox, who matched Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s record of four victories during one Breeders’ Cup three weeks ago at Keeneland, scored his first Del Mar stakes victory on Friday when Arklow, the 9-5 favorite, rallied to win the $200,000 Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup. Arklow, a 6-year-old son of Arch, was fifth in the 12-horse field after the first half-mile of the 1-1/2-mile turf marathon. He had moved up to second under Joel Rosario by the time the field hit the stretch, then outfinished Laccario and jockey Manny Franco by a half-length in a stakes-record time of 2:26.31 – just .12 of a second shy of the course record (Talismanic, 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf). Say the Word,

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How to watch Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. — the boxing legends face off in a heavyweight PPV fight on November 28

  Summary List Placement Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. will fight in an exhibition match in Los Angeles on November 28. Tyson, now 54, last fought in 2006 and has a career record of 50-6 (44 knockouts) while Jones Jr., 51, retired in 2018 with a record of 66-9 (47 knockouts). YouTuber Jake Paul will fight retired NBA player Nate Robinson in an undercard match — it will be Paul's second professional fight and Robinson's first. Tyson vs Jones Jr. is a $50 pay-per-view event that can be purchased though your cable provider or streamed live via Fite.TV. Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., two of the boxing world's living legends, will meet in the ring for an eight-round exhibition match in Los Angeles on November 28. The fight will stream live through Fite TV and cable pay-per-view...

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Pasadena restaurant owners thank city, Mayor-elect Gordo as outdoor dining endures

It didn’t take long for Gale Kohl to respond. “First of all, I’m incredibly grateful,” she said late Friday morning. “I can’t even tell you how grateful I am that we were not asked to close down outside dining. I have such immense respect for this decision and for them doing it.” Kohl owns Gale’s Italian Restaurant in Pasadena. Her place and other eateries in the city are being allowed to continue outdoor dining even though the rest of L.A. County is shut down in that regard amid the coronavirus pandemic, which continues spur a record daily caseload countywide. Patrons dine outside at Cheesecake Factory on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena on Friday November 27, 2020. Pasadena is the only city in Los Angeles County that is allowing outdoor dining, after a new health order banning the prac

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Amazon’s Black Friday 2020 tech deals are going fast, but you can still save on Echo bundles, Kindles, and more tonight

  Summary List PlacementAmazon's Black Friday deals are in full swing and its tech deals are pouring in, but they likely aren't going to last long. Some items are also seeing delayed shipping estimates, with some devices shipping out in late December if not out of stock altogether. This year, we're seeing an emphasis on entertainment deals: TVs and speakers from brands like Sony and Samsung have seen deep discounts since early this week. You can also find excellent price drops on smart home tech like Amazon's all-new Echo devices, which were just announced in September. We've highlighted some of the best tech deals you can find from Amazon right now, though you may want to act fast — some are only available for a limited time. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyBest Amazon Black Friday tec...

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