San Antonio shopping center owned by company tied to Nate Paul heading for foreclosure

A shopping center that was once home to dance hall Midnight Rodeo — and is owned by an affiliate of World Class Holdings, a company founded by Nate Paul — may be headed for foreclosure next month.

Paul is the Austin businessman at the center of the scandal currently engulfing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

The property at 12260 Nacogdoches is set to be auctioned off Nov. 3, Bexar County property records show, although county officials have repeatedly postponed foreclosure sales due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sonora Bank first pushed to foreclose in December and subsequently filed notices again this spring and summer, most recently last month. The bank’s promissory note is for roughly $4.7 million.

Two other San Antonio properties owned by entities connected to World Class were slated for foreclosure this summer.

Lenders sought to foreclose on warehouses at 639 Lanark on Aug. 4, a sale that was

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Flexibility, Online Agility Key This Holiday Shopping Season

When Melissa Davis, head of North America at Afterpay, was asked if there was one thing retailers and brands could do to help them better prepare for this upcoming holiday shopping season, she didn’t hesitate in her response.

“You must ensure that you have the flexibility and payment options in buy online, pickup in-store, and in curbside pickup, and offer an ease-of-use experience for consumers, [but] they’re going to shop — and an experience that is seamless across all channels,” she said.

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The context of her remarks is a new retail environment where online sales continue to skyrocket and where physical stores reopen doors (with safety measures in place) to satiate pent-up consumer demand for having experiences outside of their homes.

Her perspective is based on insights culled from Afterpay’s 10 million consumers and 55,000 retail partners globally. Afterpay is a retail technology firm that offers flexible

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Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days is three sales instead of one

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With the holidays a few months away, Walmart unveiled its annual “Top Rated by Kids Toy List.”

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Walmart is revamping its Black Friday sale by offering shoppers three chances to get the “best prices of the season.”

Weeks after “promising an all-new Black Friday experience,” Walmart unveiled Wednesday how it will spread out the savings in November with “Black Friday Deals for Days.” Instead of one sale that has traditionally started on Thanksgiving, there will be three different events online and in stores.

Walmart stores will be closed this Thanksgiving for the first time since the late 1980s and other retailers including Target and Best Buy are following suit amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Shoppers are expected to shop more online this year, and retailers have announced plans for more e-commerce sales to help reduce crowds and spread out demand amid COVID-19.Walmart’s “Big Save” sale that competes

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Walmart Announces “Black Friday Deals for Days,” A Reinvented Black Friday Shopping Experience

Retailer to Spread Out Best Savings of the Season from One Single Day to Three Events in November

Walmart announced last month that it is adapting to meet the evolving needs of its customers this holiday season. The biggest and most exciting shopping day of the year – Black Friday – will be no exception. That’s why today, Walmart is announcing a revamped Black Friday savings event that will deliver the incredible prices customers expect from the retailer in an entirely new way to help provide a safer and more convenient shopping experience.

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Walmart will spread out its Black Friday savings this year from one single day to three events to bring customers “Black Friday Deals for Days.” This reinvented Black Friday experience will offer customers the retailer’s best prices of the season on

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Prime Day Highlights Why October Is the New November

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Last November, I wrote about Black Friday creep, in which the term “Black Friday” becomes detached from its original meaning — one-day sales on the day after Thanksgiving — to refer to any invitation to bargain shop in the month of November. Like so many preexisting economic trends, this one has been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. It’s hard to see how a traditional Black Friday doorbuster sale could be compliant with social distancing. So this year, with consumers bored at home and retailers wanting to spread out the shopping crowds, Black Friday has crept into October.

The kickoff began with Amazon Prime Day, the big annual sale that was delayed from July and is actually two days (today and tomorrow). Other retailers have brought their November sales forward to coincide with Prime Day, launching holiday-deal pricing in

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Pro-Trump Group Closes Campaign by Shopping Dirt on the Lincoln Project

President Donald Trump’s official super PAC is shopping around opposition research to members of the media on the Lincoln Project, a political group founded by Never Trump Republicans who have run millions of dollars in ads this year attacking Trump and vulnerable Senate Republicans.

America First Action, an ostensibly independent outfit supporting the president’s re-election, recently circulated a memo to “interested parties” breaking down the Lincoln Project’s ad spending and the data it’s reported to the Federal Election Commission. The memo, titled “Lincoln Project discrepancies,” purports to demonstrate the exorbitantly high fees that the group’s principals have pocketed as it buys television ads through their consulting firms.

While the memo does not include sweeping condemnations of the group based on its findings, the implication is clear: that the people running the Lincoln Project are in it to enrich themselves. It’s a charge leveled at the group by a number of

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Amazon Prime Day, other sales events start holiday shopping season early

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Occurring later this year due to COVID-19, Amazon’s Prime Day began on Tuesday amid direct competition from other retailers that have accelerated the arrival of the holiday shopping season by a few weeks, experts say.

Usually held in July, Prime Day will last through Tuesday and Wednesday. Amazon said it’s spending more than $100 million on promotional activities to aid small businesses and attract new customers during the two-day sale.

Prime Day is available to shoppers in the United States, Britain, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Singapore, Netherlands, Mexico, Luxembourg, Japan, Italy, Germany, France, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

Competitors including Walmart, Best Buy, eBay, Target and Macy’s have also rolled out big sales to compete with Amazon, transforming this week into an unofficial launch of the holiday shopping season — which typically begins with Black Friday on the day after Thanksgiving.

Amazon’s move to

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These Amazon Prime Day Toy Deals Will Save You Hundreds On Holiday Shopping

It’s hard to beat that moment when your kid receives a new toy that brings a smile of joy to her face. And of course all those ensuing moments when she loves playing with said new toy are also pretty great.

For kids, playtime is also serious stuff. It’s through play activities that children hone fine motor skills, develop creativity and imagination, improve critical thinking abilities, and learn how better to relate to peers. So buying the best toys for your kids isn’t mere child’s play. And it’s not cheap, either, provided you want to get high quality toys for your kids.

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‘Christmas creep’: Amazon bumps shopping season up with Prime Day | US & Canada

Amazon.com Inc.’s two-day Prime Day sale kicked off on Tuesday and is expected to give the world’s largest e-commerce company an early advantage over brick-and-mortar rivals still contending with pandemic-spooked consumers wary of battling Black Friday crowds.

With Prime Day delayed to October from July this year, Amazon single-handedly could yank the pivotal holiday season forward – a long-predicted “Christmas creep.” More than three in four consumers plan to shop earlier this year than a year ago, with a third citing health and safety concerns, according to an International Council of Shopping Centers survey released Friday. Meanwhile a Harris Poll conducted with Bloomberg found that almost half of consumers plan to do most or all of their shopping on the web.

It’s a winning combination for Amazon and many of the merchants offering deals on the site. Perch, which sells women’s leggings, virtual-reality goggles and a range of other products

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The Top 3 Credit Cards for Shopping on Amazon Prime Day

Want to make the most of those Prime Day sales? Use a credit card offering bonus rewards at Amazon for an even better deal.

Amazon’s biggest sale of the year, Prime Day, is almost here. The event, which technically lasts 48 hours, will take place on Oct. 13 and 14. Although it usually occurs in July, Amazon decided to hold it later this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Perhaps you’re excited for Prime Day and you already know what you’ll buy, or you plan to just look around and see if any deals jump out at you. Either way, Amazon’s sales aren’t the only way to save. You can also significantly boost your savings by using the right credit card when you check out.

1. Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card

The Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature Card starts you off with a $100 bonus you can spend on

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