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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 file photo, a shopper makes his way past the large puddle of water, to join the socially distanced line of people waiting to get into Best Buy on Black Friday in Dartmouth, Mass. Retail sales rose 5.1% in November, as spending on home furnishings and electronics helped offset a drop in sales of clothing and at department stores, according to figures released Thursday, Dec. 3 by Mastercard SpendingPulse.  (Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times via AP, File)

Mastercard SpendingPulse: November holiday sales up 5.1%

Dec. 3, 2020 8:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Retail sales rose 5.1% in November, as spending on home furnishings and consumer electronics helped offset a drop in sales of clothing and at department stores, a widely watched industry gauge shows. Online spending, which accounted for 18% of total retail sales excluding autos, soared...

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway winners Mildred and Joseph Jack, center, check out their new house with their children, Joseph Jack Jr., left, and Rosalyn Jack, right, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 in Lake Charles, La. Mildred Jack, the 2020 St. Jude dream home winner didn’t hear her name announced on KPLC-TV Sept. 20. She was in bed recovering from the coronavirus. (Rita LeBleu/American Press via AP)

After surviving 2 hurricanes, COVID-19, a family is blessed

Nov. 28, 2020 12:02 AM EST

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The 2020 St. Jude dream home winner didn’t hear her name announced on KPLC-TV Sept. 20. She was in bed recovering from the coronavirus. “I think you won the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway,” Mildred Jack’s daughter told her. At first, she was incredulous....