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‘Shot shopping,’ COVID-19 vaccine allotments frustrate rural counties in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – “Shot shopping” by seniors from neighboring areas and uncertainty about COVID-19 vaccine allotments are vexing local officials in rural counties, but the state’s emergency management chief blames the problems on supply shortages.

The small counties’ frustration is among a litany of complaints about Florida’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as elected officials in counties of all sizes are flooded by requests from constituents trying to get potentially life-saving shots.

Okeechobee County Commissioner Terry Burroughs said residents of his county — which will receive 500 doses this week — are being “short-changed” because people from nearby regions are snapping

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Developer to meet Upper Arlington’s demands for Golden Bear Shopping Center

After a year of unsuccessful negotiations, the developer seeking to reconstruct the Golden Bear Shopping Center says he now intends to abide by Upper Arlington officials’ demands to include 26,000 square feet of office space in the project.



a large building in the middle of the street: Scott Patton, Arcadia Development of Ohio LLC managing partner, said after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, he is willing to abide by Upper Arlington officials' demands for the Golden Bear Shopping Center project, which would include 26,000 square feet of office space.


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Scott Patton, Arcadia Development of Ohio LLC managing partner, said after a year of unsuccessful negotiations, he is willing to abide by Upper Arlington officials’ demands for the Golden Bear Shopping Center project, which would include 26,000 square feet of office space.

Scott Patton, Arcadia Development of Ohio LLC managing partner, said Jan. 29 he is ready to transform

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Amazon (AMZN) earnings Q4 2020

Amazon announced in its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2020 that Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy will replace Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO during the third quarter of this year. Bezos will become executive chairman.

The company also delivered its largest quarter by revenue of all time at $125.56 billion, pushing it past the symbolic $100 billion mark for the first time.

Shares of Amazon were up 1% in extended trading.

Here are the results:

  • Earnings: $14.09 vs $7.23 per share forecast by Refinitiv
  • Revenue: $125.56 billion vs $119.7 billion forecast by Refinitiv

Bezos announced his decision

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Future of US shopping malls in jeopardy amid ongoing pandemic

NOVI, Mich. – No fewer than 20 nationally known retailers have recently filed for bankruptcy.

J. C. Penney, Nieman Marcus and Pier 1 Imports are just a few. Now the once vaunted shopping malls you often found these chains inside of are getting hit hard as well.

There are implications the tough financial crisis could have on shoppers across the country and in Metro Detroit.

Malls started right in Metro Detroit during the 1950s and 1960s. The Taubman company built many of them including Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi.

But the industry is shifting, changing and owners are struggling to

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Online Shopping Surge Delivers Record Revenue for UPS | Business News

By JOSEPH PISANI and MICHELLE CHAPMAN, AP Business Writers

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in online shopping helped UPS post record revenue during the last three months of 2020, the company said Tuesday.

Its stock rose more than 3% in afternoon trading.

Demand for UPS and other delivery companies has spiked as more people shop online during the pandemic and avoid going into stores. Not only was the Atlanta company working to deliver gifts during the holiday season, but it also started shipping COVID-19 vaccines at the same time. To keep up, it hired thousands of more workers and

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UPS reports a 21 percent jump in revenue as online shopping surges.

United Parcel Service reported a 21 percent increase in sales, to nearly $24.9 billion, in the final three months of last year, driven in part by a supercharged online holiday shopping season.

“Our financial performance in the fourth quarter exceeded our expectations, and I thank all UPS-ers for their extraordinary efforts to deliver industry-leading service through the holidays,” Carol Tomé, the company’s chief executive, said in a statement.

Ms. Tomé, who took the helm at the company just after the pandemic began, has been putting in place a “better, not bigger” strategy, aimed at improving profit over package volume. Excluding

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