- Lake Village pairs with US agency to boost health, economy Updated: Feb-06-16 2:05 pm
LAKE VILLAGE, Arkansas - Lake Village will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this year to plan expansions to the city's community garden and trails, the agency announced last week.
- Burberry to slash number of catwalk shows, speed up sales Updated: Feb-05-16 10:01 am
LONDON - Luxury fashion retailer Burberry says it will combine its menswear and womenswear catwalk shows into a single presentation, and slash the amount of time it takes for customers to obtain items seen on the runway.
- Retired Ohio police officer gets to buy K-9 partner for $1 Updated: Feb-04-16 4:52 pm
MARIETTA, Ohio - A recently retired Ohio police officer has been allowed to buy his K-9 partner for $1.
- Essentials: Toronto, from what's new to classic attractions Updated: Feb-04-16 12:37 pm
TORONTO - Grab your toque (what Canadians call a wool hat) and get your game face on if you're heading for the NBA All-Star Game in the 6ix -a term coined by rapper Drake, Toronto's unofficial ambassador, for his hometown.
- Albania to auction off old Eastern Bloc military aircraft Updated: Feb-03-16 7:06 am
TIRANA, Albania - Albania is auctioning off dozens of obsolete Eastern Bloc military aircraft to raise cash for its armed forces, and officials say museums and collectors from several countries have expressed interest.
- Closed northern Indiana market set to reopen with stores Updated: Feb-01-16 8:20 am
ELKHART, Indiana - A developer says a barn-like building that previously housed a large northern Indiana farmers market will soon reopen after efforts to find businesses and restaurants.
- Official: NY investigators target NFL over ticket resale Updated: Jan-28-16 7:59 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York authorities are investigating whether the NFL is engaging in anti-competitive practices on its ticket-selling website, an official said Thursday.
- 3 stolen vintage banjos worth more than $16,000 recovered Updated: Jan-28-16 6:07 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Three vintage banjos valued at more than $16,000 were recovered by a North Carolina music shop after they turned up at an auction house the same day they were stolen.
- Amazon net income doubles, but its results still fall short Updated: Jan-28-16 5:57 pm
SEATTLE - Amazon saw its results for the holiday quarter as a present wrapped in a bow. But analysts and investors saw something more like a lump of coal.
- National conservative groups oppose Utah's online tax bill Updated: Jan-28-16 4:33 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A coalition of national conservative groups is opposing Utah lawmakers' efforts to collect sales tax for online purchases.
- Spain activists, whistleblower creating digital pay system Updated: Jan-28-16 12:28 pm
BARCELONA, Spain - A prominent French whistleblower and Spanish anti-corruption activists who trigged an investigation of a former International Monetary Fund chief announced Thursday they are designing a digital payment system aimed at excluding middlemen companies that make money from online purchases.
- Wal-Mart's shutdown creates new food deserts Updated: Jan-27-16 2:43 pm
FAIRFIELD, Alabama - Wal-Mart's decision to shutter 154 stores across the country means that, starting Thursday, residents without cars in a neighborhood near a historically black college outside Birmingham, Alabama, will have to cross dangerous roadways on foot to get fresh produce and meat. Come Friday, folks in Coal Hill, Arkansas, will need to drive 15 miles to get to the nearest supermarket and pharmacy. Low-income neighbors of Wichita State University in Kansas, too, will be losing quick access to fresh groceries.
- Rockford Christmas tree getting new life as table Updated: Jan-27-16 4:52 am
DURAND, Illinois - The towering Christmas tree that illuminated downtown Rockford this holiday season is getting a second life as a custom-designed wood table.
- Neighborhoods: Shopping in Richmond, Virginia's Carytown Updated: Jan-26-16 8:06 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - So many shopping and dining areas are just like any other - chain stores and chain restaurants. Carytown breaks the mold.
- Couple closing bookstore in downtown Rapid City Updated: Jan-24-16 12:10 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A bookstore in downtown Rapid City is closing after less than two years due to generally slow sales.
- Roane County family finds antique cookbook Updated: Jan-24-16 10:17 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - History pokes out from the edges.
- Is that credit card with the annual fee really worth it? Updated: Jan-20-16 5:37 pm
NEW YORK - The biggest months for adding and dropping credit cards are December and January, so now's the time to make sure that $95 annual fee is really worth it.
- Christmas ornaments sold by QVC recalled for causing cuts Updated: Jan-20-16 2:51 pm
NEW YORK - Christmas ornaments sold on home shopping network QVC are being recalled after customers said they cut themselves on the aluminum ornaments and needed stitches.
- Who's your co-pilot? Pope's Fiat going up for auction Updated: Jan-20-16 10:55 am
PHILADELPHIA - One of the two Fiats used by Pope Francis during his September visit to Philadelphia is going up for auction.
- Sailboat maker Gunboat International to be sold at auction Updated: Jan-20-16 9:43 am
WANCHESE, North Carolina - A company that makes luxury catamarans on Roanoke Island is expected to be sold at a court auction this spring.
- Crundwell furs, buckles, other items in online auction Updated: Jan-19-16 4:16 am
DIXON, Illinois - The U.S. Marshal's Service is selling off fur vests, horsemanship jackets, belt buckles and other property that one belonged to a former comptroller now imprisoned for stealing nearly $54 million from a northern Illinois city.
- Rare copy of British official's 1760 book sold for $17K Updated: Jan-18-16 10:29 am
ALBANY, New York - A Colonial British government official's copy of a rare book detailing France's holdings in North America at the end of the French and Indian War has been sold for more than $17,000 at a Massachusetts auction.
- Report: Residents buy groceries out of state due to food tax Updated: Jan-17-16 8:12 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Kansas' high sales taxes on groceries have people crossing state lines to shop, particularly residents living in border counties, and the trend is hurting not only low-income families, but also rural grocery stores and local governments, according to a new study.
- Locally made soaps appear in State Park gift shops Updated: Jan-16-16 12:23 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, West Virginia - Wild Mountain Soap Company in Fayetteville used cutting-edge technology to give their traditional craft a 21st century twist and become the name brand of West Virginia State Parks.
- Holiday sales report shows challenge for 2016 Updated: Jan-15-16 3:37 pm
NEW YORK - Holiday shoppers flocked online during the critical holiday shopping season, but overall sales in November and December were disappointing.