Online learning may mean end of school snow days

Laveta Brigham

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a boy growing up in Kingsley, Adam Zellmer remembers winter school cancellations as carefree days filled with sledding, snowball fights and snow forts. Now, as superintendent of South Hardin Community Schools, Zellmer starts inclement winter mornings by driving the roads of Hardin County at […]

Canadian website takes on the online giant

Laveta Brigham

Photograph: Shawn Goldberg/REX/Shutterstock In cities and towns around the world, darkened shopfronts and shuttered businesses have become an all-too-familiar symptom of the economic collapse triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. But while small businesses and local retailers struggle with lockdowns and restrictions, e-commerce giants like Amazon have raked in billions in […]

Retailers Should Brace for a Tidal Wave of Returns

Laveta Brigham

(Bloomberg Opinion) — Americans are in the final sprint of a record year of e-commerce spending, filling their digital carts with holiday gifts and decor in a year when public health concerns are keeping them away from stores. That online haul, though, foreshadows an unfortunate aftershock for retailers: A potentially […]