Shoppers braving the crowds to take advantage of Black Friday sales are seen at the Westfield  Brandon mall on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in Brandon.
Westfield Brandon’s post-holiday rush was tepid Friday morning, but the sale tradition lingers.
The Center for Urban Transportation Research is testing new vehicle occupancy detection software — and they need your help.
The eventual demise of its DVD-by-mail service has been inevitable since Hastings decided to spin it off from a then-nascent video streaming service in 2011.
The numbers were disclosed on Wednesday in court filings by FTX, which hired the cryptocurrency custodial company BitGo hours after FTX filed for bankruptcy on Nov. 11.


  1. A Netflix DVD envelope is shown on Nov. 17, 2022 in San Francisco.  Subscribers to Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service still look forward to opening up their mailbox and finding one of the discs delivered in the familiar red-and-white envelopes.
  2. Twitter headquarters stands on 10th Street on Nov. 4, 2022, in San Francisco.
  3. Shoppers braving the crowds to take advantage of Black Friday sales are seen at the Westfield  Brandon mall on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022 in Brandon.
  4. The FTX Arena name is still visible where the Miami Heat basketball team plays Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, in Miami.  Lawyers for FTX disclosed Tuesday that a “substantial amount" of assets have been stolen from the accounts of the collapsed cryptocurrency exchange, diminishing the odds that its millions of investors will get their money back.
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  6. An aerial view looking south on Interstate 275 towards Interstate 4 and downtown Tampa from just south of the Hillsborough Avenue exit in Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021 in Tampa.
  7. This rendering from St. Petersburg developers Eastman Equity Holdings shows a proposed 13-story, 114-room hotel at 1111 Central Ave.
  8. A home in Fort Myers is inundated with flood waters on Sept. 29, 2022, after Hurricane Ian. A report out on Wednesday predicted higher reinsurance rates as insured claims of up to $55 billion will make the storm "one of the costliest natural catastrophe events ever.”
  9. A hiring sign is displayed at a restaurant in Morton Grove, Ill., in April. The low levels of applications for jobless benefits show that American workers enjoy extraordinary job security.
  10. Before you hit that trade button, make sure you understand what happens when you sell a stock.
  11. Donald Bender, left, a former accountant for Donald Trump, arrives at Manhattan criminal court, Monday in New York. Trump reported losses on his tax returns every year for a decade, including nearly $700 million in 2009 and $200 million in 2010, Bender, his longtime accountant, testified Tuesday, confirming long-held suspicions about the former president’s tax practices.
  12. Travelers wheel the bags past the line for TSA screening in Terminal B at Logan International Airport, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Boston. Travel experts say the ability of many people to work remotely is letting them take off early for Thanksgiving or return home later. Crowds are expected to rival those of 2019, the last Thanksgiving before the pandemic.
  13. A Cocoa Puff waffle cloud at the new St. Petersburg ice cream shop The Cereal Bar on 689 Central Ave.
  14. One of the biggest rail unions rejected its deal Monday, joining three others that have failed to approve contracts over concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. That raises the risk of a strike, which could start as soon as Dec. 5.
  15. After March 31, you cannot disenroll from a Medicare Advantage plan because you are in Medicare’s “lock in” from April 1 to Dec. 31.
  16. Taylor Swift fans are ticked off at Ticketmaster because its website crashed and burned this week as millions of people were desperately trying to get tickets to Tay Tay’s first tour in four years.
  17. The past few years have brought extreme turbulence to the airline industry. Since the COVID pandemic started, thousands and thousands of flights have been canceled, lots of them at the last minute.
  18. The announcement came a week after it was revealed the agency’s fourth-highest paid staffer was simultaneously working for a Louisiana public transit agency.
  19. Even the threat of a work stoppage could tangle the nation’s supply chain as railroads will freeze shipments of chemicals and other goods that could create hazards if disrupted midway to their destination.
  20. The Walt Disney Company's former CEO and chairperson Robert Iger is returning to lead Disney for two additional years.
  21. Jo Dyke tests the lights on the branch of a cherry blossom tree. The LED lights can be programmed to display different colors. The cherry blossom trees will be pink.
  22. Robert Sutton, 27 purchases a potted succulent from James Amsden of Potsitivity (cq) during the Shopapalooza Festival at Vinoy Park on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  23. They operate in your neighborhood as porch pirates, who steal packages dropped off by the popular delivery services such as Amazon, Walmart and other big retailers.
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