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Drivers preparing their vehicles ahead of severe weather need to be mindful of tire pressure

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — While January is typically a slow month for body shops, Ingold Tire in Durham has been busy with drivers during the past couple of days.

“People realizing that their tires don’t have good tread, and they’re coming in to replace their tires to get better traction. We’ve had lots of folks coming in for air pressure checks. The cold weather causes tires to lose air through their sidewall,” said owner Rod Ingold.

Ingold said the drivers are a combination of people preparing for Friday and Saturday’s storm, as well as those addressing issues from recent severe weather.

“We’ve had lots of tires damaged and wheels damaged as a result of the ice, people running off the road,” said Ingold.

Others have spent the past couple of days stocking up on groceries, part of Will Smith’s plans.

“Making sure that my car is gassed up and prepared,

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The Year Ahead: Beauty’s Cautious Recovery

This article first appeared in The State of Fashion 2022, an in-depth report on the global fashion industry, co-published by BoF and McKinsey & Company. To learn more and download a copy of the report, click here.

Consumers cut spending on discretionary items amid Covid-19 stay-at-home restrictions, and sales of beauty products plunged. In 2020, global sales fell 15 percent from $538 billion in 2019 to $458 billion. In 2021, as lockdowns ease, the sector is close to reversing that fall. A 13 percent increase in sales to $518 billion is projected for 2021 and, in 2022, sales should top 2019 levels.

Asia Pacific and North America should be the first regions to completely recover 2019 sales performance, followed by Europe, while Latin America, the Middle East and Africa will take longer. China, where the beauty market continued to grow during the pandemic, will pick up speed, fuelled by

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How to Return an Amazon Item Fast and Often Free Ahead of the Holiday Season

As online shopping has taken over the retail world, returning items to online store has slowly been streamlined over the last few years. Amazon’s return policy is pretty straightforward at this point, and in many cases, you can return an item from home without dropping it off anywhere. Here’s a quick explainer for Amazon returns and how to determine if yours will be simple.

If you try to initiate a return on something you purchased from Amazon, the site will typically instruct you to take the item to a UPS store, a Whole Foods or a Kohl’s store, among other vendors. If you’re looking for a way to avoid this step, you could start by carefully choosing the reason for your return. According to a report by CNET, the “reason for return” menu on Amazon’s site determines what will happen to the merchandise when you send it back, and

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Why people should get ahead on their holiday shopping this year

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – The start of November usually means the start of the holiday shopping season, but this year is the time to get your gifts crossed off your list ahead of time.

With less than 50 days until Christmas Day, some may think that’s plenty of time, but store owners say this is the year to shop early.

Supply chain issues are causing shipping delays that could leave customers without gifts they have been wishing for.

Mary Allen, owner of Sixth and Zero in Evansville, was helping shoppers during the Holiday Open House on Main Street this weekend. This event is a way for the downtown area to kick off the holiday shopping season.

“More people came out this weekend than I had anticipated, which is wonderful,” Allen said.

Shop owners like Allen are encouraging early shopping this year, as shipping delays and supply chain shortages are making

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Monday November 8, 2021