Author: Alejandra O'Connell-Domenech

Amazon: Holiday shopping weekend ‘biggest ever’

Amazon said Wednesday it hit record-breaking sales during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The e-commerce company said the five days between Thanksgiving and the end of Cyber Monday was its “biggest ever” shopping weekend, with customers buying hundreds of millions of toys, clothes and Amazon devices like the Kindle, Echo and home security system Ring….

Life insurers pay record death benefits in 2021

Story at a glance Trade association The American Council of Life Insurers recently released its 2022 ACLI Life Insurers Fact Book. In the fact book, the group found life insurance companies paid $100 billion to the beneficiaries of policyholders who died in 2021. That number is the highest amount life insurance companies have paid out…

Murkowski defeats Trump-backed challenger in Alaska Senate race

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is projected to win her bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate, defeating fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka. The Associated Press called the race just after 8 p.m. Murkowski won with the state’s new ranked choice voting system after neither she nor Tshibaka secured more than half of first-choice votes, according to the AP. In the second…