1. How America’s once great department stores became a dying breed

    By Chris Isidore, CNN Macy’s announcement Tuesday that it will close 150 stores , or nearly a third of its total, is the result of a once-great department store industry in decades of decline. The gradual demise of the American department store can be blamed on many factors: competi
  2. One Sentence News / December 12, 2023

    Three news stories summarized & contextualized by analytic journalist Colin Wright. Azerbaijan’s path to COP29 clear after Bulgaria drops bid Summary: In the wake of Armenia’s withdrawal from consideration, Bulgaria has withdrawn its bid to host 2024’s COP29 global climate summit,