Business groups are increasing the pressure on lawmakers to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month's deadline in the stalled contract talks.
A coalition of more than 400 groups sent a letter to Congressional leaders.
Overall, online spending has remained resilient in the past few weeks as eager shoppers buy more items on credit and embrace “buy now, pay later” services that lack interest charges but carry late...
The interest piles on top of what patients already owe and the system favors those with higher incomes.
The ruling rejects a lawsuit alleging the city and developer violated code with the 2021 approvals.


  1. In this Dec. 12, 2016, photo, a person searches the internet for sales, in Miami. Days after flocking to stores on Black Friday, consumers are turning online for Cyber Monday to score more discounts on gifts and other items that have ballooned in price because of high inflation. Adobe Analytics, which tracks transactions for top online retailers, forecasts Cyber Monday will remain the year’s biggest online shopping day and rake in up to $11.6 billion in sales.
  2. Business groups are increasing the pressure on lawmakers to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month's deadline in the stalled contract talks.
  3. Patient financing is now a multibillion-dollar business, with private equity and big banks lined up to cash in when patients and their families can’t pay for care.
  4. A Netflix DVD envelope is shown on Nov. 17, 2022 in San Francisco.  Subscribers to Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service still look forward to opening up their mailbox and finding one of the discs delivered in the familiar red-and-white envelopes.
  5. Twitter headquarters stands on 10th Street on Nov. 4, 2022, in San Francisco.
  6. Shoppers braving the crowds to take advantage of Black Friday sales are seen at the Westfield  Brandon mall on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in Brandon.
  7. The FTX Arena name is still visible where the Miami Heat basketball team plays Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami.  Lawyers for FTX disclosed Tuesday that a “substantial amount" of assets have been stolen from the accounts of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange, diminishing the odds that its millions of investors will get their money back.
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  9. An aerial view looking south on Interstate 275 towards Interstate 4 and downtown Tampa from just south of the Hillsborough Avenue exit in Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Tampa.
  10. This rendering from St. Petersburg developers Eastman Equity Holdings shows a proposed 13-story, 114-room hotel at 1111 Central Ave.
  11. A home in Fort Myers is inundated with flood waters on Sept. 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian. A report out on Wednesday predicted higher reinsurance rates as insured claims of up to $55 billion will make the storm "one of the costliest natural catastrophe events ever.”
  12. A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Morton Grove, Ill., in April. The low levels of applications for jobless benefits show that American workers enjoy extraordinary job security.
  13. Before you hit that trade button, make sure you understand what happens when you sell a stock.
  14. Donald Bender, left, a former accountant for Donald Trump, arrives at Manhattan criminal court, Monday in New York. Trump reported losses on his tax returns every year for a decade, including nearly $700 million in 2009 and $200 million in 2010, Bender, his longtime accountant, testified Tuesday, confirming long-held suspicions about the former president’s tax practices.
  15. Travelers wheel the bags past the line for TSA screening in Terminal B at Logan International Airport, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Boston. Travel experts say the ability of many people to work remotely is letting them take off early for Thanksgiving or return home later. Crowds are expected to rival those of 2019, the last Thanksgiving before the pandemic.
  16. A Cocoa Puff waffle cloud at the new St. Petersburg ice cream shop The Cereal Bar on 689 Central Ave.
  17. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. That raises the risk of a strike, which could start as soon as Dec. 5.
  18. After March 31, you cannot disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan because you are in Medicare’s “lock in” from April 1 to Dec. 31.
  19. Taylor Swift fans are ticked off at Ticketmaster because its website crashed and burned this week as millions of people were desperately trying to get tickets to Tay Tay’s first tour in four years.
  20. The past few years have brought extreme turbulence to the airline industry. Since the COVID pandemic started, thousands and thousands of flights have been canceled, lots of them at the last minute.
  21. The announcement came a week after it was revealed the agency’s fourth-highest paid staffer was simultaneously working for a Louisiana public transit agency.
  22. Even the threat of a work stoppage could tangle the nation’s supply chain as railroads will freeze shipments of chemicals and other goods that could create hazards if disrupted midway to their destination.
  23. The Walt Disney Company's former CEO and chairperson Robert Iger is returning to lead Disney for two additional years.
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