Some consumers greeted the traditional start of the holiday retail rush over the weekend with more cautious spending amid high inflation. Many retailers are countering with steeper discounts than last year to woo shoppers. Despite that economic uncertainty, Cyber Monday is expected to bring new records, with one industry report forecasting more than $11 billion in online spending for the day and $210 billion for the season. In agriculture, bird flu continues to spread among chickens and turkeys at commercial farms. The virus has prompted the extermination of more than 50 million birds this year. And, in Jefferson City, Andrew Bailey will take over as state attorney general when Eric Schmitt leaves office. Bailey has served as general counsel for Gov. Mike Parson, who appointed him to fill Schmitt's office. Those stories and the day's other business headlines are below.