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NEW YORK — Shoppers spent a record amount online during the holiday season. ...
Houston forensic pathologist also makes specialty knives

HOUSTON — A forensic pathologist with an impressive collection of cookbooks, Dr. Stephen Pustilnik has spent much of his life wielding a knife. ...
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Nearly 20 percent of state-licensed marijuana retailers in a recent undercover operation sold pot to underage buyers, according to Oregon authorities. ...
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CANNON BEACH, Ore. — Bucking a growing trend, the Cannon Beach City Council decided not to pursue a voluntary tax agreement with Airbnb in...
The Latest: 40-minute wait for newly legal California pot

LOS ANGELES — The Latest on recreational marijuana sales in California (all times local): ...
California pot: Smoke ’em (or eat ’em) if you can get ’em

OAKLAND, Calif. — It wasn't exactly reefer madness Monday as California launched the first legal sales of recreational marijuana, but those who could find...
US consumer confidence dips in December, remains strong

WASHINGTON — Americans were a bit less confident about this economy this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high overall...
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SANDISFIELD, Mass. — A Massachusetts town at one end of the state has spread holiday cheer to a town at the other end that...
Shoppers spending more may make a merry season for retailers

NEW YORK — Shoppers who are feeling good about the economy and spending more than expected on items like kitchen gadgets, toys and coats...
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FREMONT, Neb. — When Rachel Messing saw the police lights flashing behind her, she naturally wondered what she had done wrong. ...

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