Tomfoolery Toys and Books in Meyerland weathers supply woes as holidays near

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston-area toy store is facing a unique holiday season as supply chain disruptions persist. Carol Staley owns Tomfoolery Toys and Books in Meyerland. Heading into December, her shelves are stocked. “In the last couple of weeks, we have seen quite a few orders we placed in June that were ‘immediate … Read more

The Countdown: Omicron variant detected in US; Roe v. Wade in jeopardy?

NEW YORK (WABC) — “The Countdown” is here to get you caught up with all of the day’s political news. You can watch it online, on the ABC7NY app or on our Connected TV apps for Fire, Roku, Apple TV and Android TV. Click here to learn more. Today’s political headlines: 1st case of omicron … Read more

Online shoppers compete against ‘Grinch bots’ for popular products this holiday season

SAN FRANCISCO — Tech experts say this holiday season, online shoppers are up against so-called “Grinch bots.” Described as automated computer programs created by people, the technology is designed to purchase large amounts of hot ticket items and resell them at much higher prices. The gift-giving season is wrapped up in what some are referring … Read more

Economic uncertainty looms for Biden administration amid inflation, Omicron variant

Economic uncertainty looms for Biden administration amid inflation, Omicron variant – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden traveled to Minnesota Tuesday to highlight aspects of his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Mr. Biden’s trip comes as concerns over the new COVID-19 variant, rising inflation and issues within the nation’s supply chain threaten to derail his … Read more

Port Of Oakland Cargo Volume Down 20% In October As Ships Diverted

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – The Port of Oakland announced cargo volume was down 20% in October, as congestion issues elsewhere have prompted ships to bypass the Bay Area’s largest port. Port officials said containerized import volume last month was down 14% from October 2020 levels, while exports were down 27%. The number of ships was … Read more

Bay Area Shoppers Looking For Deals Find Black Friday Is Not What It Used To Be

WALNUT CREEK (KPIX) – Malls and shopping centers across the East Bay saw big crowds on Black Friday. Shoppers said some stores still offered big discounts to get customers in the door, while others were not offering much. Retail experts said part of that was a supply chain issue. READ MORE: Holiday Fair in Santa … Read more

‘The crisis is here,’ warns B.C. port CEO of supply chain issues |

A full house turned out to the Fairmont Waterfront hotel in Vancouver on Thursday to hear from the head of B.C.’s largest port authority, as the province continued to grapple with supply chain woes brought on by unprecedented floods and landslides. And on that front, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority President and CEO Robin Silvester’s 13th … Read more

Small Businesses In DFW Area Hoping For Big Boost On Black Friday And Beyond

CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – If you’re planning on doing some holiday shopping this weekend, local small businesses are hoping you don’t forget about them. From inflation to supply chain issues, they’ve been through a lot and the next few weeks are critical for their survival. Southern Grace is considered a mom and pop for the … Read more