Poi­son gas at­tack blamed on Syr­ian rebel groups

Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday) - - NATION/WORLD -

DA­M­AS­CUS, Syria — At least 50 civil­ians were be­ing treated Satur­day fol­low­ing a sus­pected poi­son gas at­tack by Syr­ian rebel groups on the gov­ern­ment-held Aleppo city in the coun­try’s north, ac­cord­ing to re­ports in Syr­ian state me­dia. Rebel com­man­ders and op­po­si­tion fig­ures dis­cred­ited the gov­ern­ment re­ports.

In-store pickup fu­el­ing hol­i­day sales

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. — The phys­i­cal rush of Black Fri­day and the arm­chair brows­ing of Cy­ber Mon­day are in­creas­ingly blend­ing into one big hol­i­day shop­ping event as more cus­tomers buy items on­line and pick them up at brick-and-mor­tar stores. Adobe An­a­lyt­ics re­ported Satur­day that more cus­tomers are go­ing to stores to get items they bought on­line. That trend con­trib­uted to a record $6.22 bil­lion spent on­line Fri­day, up nearly 24 per­cent from last year. But the fastest-grow­ing on­line shop­ping day is Thanks­giv­ing. On­line sales to­taled $3.7 bil­lion on Thurs­day, up 28 per­cent from last year. Shop­perTrak, which tracks Black Fri­day foot traf­fic, re­ported Satur­day there was a 1.7 per­cent de­cline from last year.

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