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A Black Friday shopper wearing a face mask leaves a Walmart store with a TV in Pic Rivera Calif., Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season today with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers’ minds.
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  1. On Sunday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sent the tweet “I love Twitter.”
  2. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., a federal agency is taking over the employee pension plan of the Tampa Bay Times.
  3. FILE - Guests stroll along Main Street at the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in August in Lake Buena Vista. Cooped-up tourists eager for a taste of Florida's sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and warmer climates are visiting the Sunshine State in droves, topping pre-pandemic levels in recent months.
  4. Victor Gimenez was previously executive director of the OUTShine LGBTQ+ Festival in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
  5. A float and a balloon in the Holiday Parade during a nighttime preview event of Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's.
  6. A Black Friday shopper wearing a face mask leaves a Walmart store with a TV in Pic Rivera Calif., Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season today with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers’ minds.
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  8. Thousands of people browse local vendors during the Shopapalooza Festival at Vinoy Park on Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  9. Black Friday shoppers, wearing face masks, carry bags at the Citadel Outlets in Commerce, Calif., Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
  10. Activists from Extinction Rebellion block the entrance to the Amazon fulfilment centre, preventing lorries from entering or leaving on Black Friday, the global retail giant's busiest day of the year, in Tilbury, England, Friday. The group has targeted Amazon sites in Doncaster, Darlington, Dunfremline, Newcastle, Manchester, Peterborough, Derby, Coventry, Rugeley, Dartford, Bristol, Tilbury and Milton Keynes.
  11. In this Aug. 25 file photo, an oil well works at sunrise in Watford City, N.D. The Biden administration on Friday called for an overhaul of the nation’s oil and gas leasing program to focus on areas that are most suitable for energy development and raise costs for energy companies to drill on public lands and water.
  12. Specialist Meric Greenbaum works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday. Stocks are closing sharply lower on Wall Street Friday, after a coronavirus variant from South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe and the European Union proposed suspending air travel from southern Africa.
  13. Stacy Davis and Ellen Bell load up their Black Friday purchases at a Target in St. Petersburg.
  14. The United Kingdom has approved molnupiravir, an antiviral pill, to treat COVID-19 infections. Public health authorities in the United States are considering approving the drug, too.
  15. FILE - This April 2017, file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
  16. Cynthia St. Lawrence holds her calico cat, Callie, last week at her home in Clearwater. St. Lawrence is 72 and has a robust group of friends. But she lives alone in a 55+ community, and wishes there were more opportunities for senior cohousing in the area.
  17. San Francisco multimedia artist Jim Campbell will bring a light art installation titled "Three Arcs" to a public space outside the Thousand & One office building in Water Street Tampa.
  18. A Russian Emergency Ministry truck is on scene Friday to help in rescue efforts following an explosion at the Listvyazhnaya mine, right, near Belovo, in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia.
  19. People shop at International Plaza and Bay Street in Tampa on Monday, Nov. 14, 2021.
  20. Sun Country Airlines' direct flight between St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., began Thursday.
  21. A class-action lawsuit accuses Kellogg's of misleading consumers about the amount of strawberries in their Pop-Tarts.
  22. A sign at a Tampa Winn Dixie announces employees will have Thanksgiving off.
  23. The Seminole Tribe, which owns the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa, was denied its request to continue operating its new online sports betting app while it appeals a ruling that the app violates federal law.
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