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FILE - This undated file photo provided by NerdWallet shows Liz Weston, a columnist for personal finance website NerdWallet.com. (NerdWallet via AP, File)
December 02, 2019 - 10:18 am
Many of us feel bad about our debt. Most of us probably shouldn’t. Three-quarters of U.S. households owe money, but the vast majority pay their bills on time and have debt loads that are reasonable given their incomes. But many people still report being embarrassed about owing money. In one study,...
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In this Oct. 7, 2019, photo, dance instructor Ned Pavlovic, a native of Serbia, teaches his student Rouhy Yazdani, a native of Iran who now lives in Milford, Conn., some ballroom dance moves at the Fred Astaire Dance studio in Orange, Conn. Owners of Ballroom dance studios including the Fred Astaire studio say the immigration clampdown has made it even more difficult to find qualified instructors. The small business owners, U.S. dance studio chains and immigration attorneys say there's greater backlogs for visa applications and an overall increase in evidence requests, including for redundant and unnecessary documents. (AP Photo/Susan Haigh)
December 02, 2019 - 8:28 am
ORANGE, Conn. (AP) — When no Americans replied to her ads seeking a dance instructor, studio owner Chris Sabourin looked overseas. But she was stymied again by a federal tightening of visa application rules she and others contend is hampering the ballroom dance industry. Sabourin had to eventually...
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People shop at Macy's department store during Black Friday shopping, Friday Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. Black Friday shoppers fought for parking spots and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the mad scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 29, 2019 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday enthusiasts woke up before dawn and traveled cross-state to their favorite malls in search of hot deals, kicking off a shortened shopping season that intensified the scramble between Thanksgiving and Christmas. But the ever-growing popularity of online shopping and...
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A demonstrator "plays dead" during climate change protest outside the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in Johannesburg Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Environmentalists around the world are joining a global day of protests Friday, in a symbolic gesture to demand that all governments act against climate change. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
November 29, 2019 - 11:47 am
PARIS (AP) — People don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in France, or Russia, or South Africa - but they do shop on Black Friday. The U.S. sales phenomenon has spread to retailers across the world in recent years with such force that it’s prompting a backlash from some activists, politicians and even...
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Balloon handlers hold SpongeBob Square Pants balloon close to the ground as strong winds affect the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 28, 2019 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The beloved balloons flew, but lower than usual, in a windy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after an anxious weather watch. Wind had threatened to ground the giant inflated characters. But officials announced less than an hour before Thursday’s start time that the balloons could fly...
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FILE- In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. Amazon, Walmart and others are promising to deliver more of their goods in a day and this holiday season will be the first real test of whether they can make that happen. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 28, 2019 - 7:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their orders within 24 hours of customers clicking on “Buy.” The coming weeks will be the first test of whether they can make that happen...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 27, 2019 - 12:27 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south of the...
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In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
November 27, 2019 - 12:07 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. Washington is the second-largest producer of premium wines in the United States, trailing only California. The state’s wine industry...
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First lady Melania Trump speaks at the B'More Youth Summit, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at UMBC in Baltimore. The first lady urged students to avoid misusing drugs, saying that it would make it harder for them to achieve. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 3:51 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Melania Trump on Tuesday defended the rights of teenagers who booed her when she addressed them in Baltimore, a city her husband, President Donald Trump, has disparaged as “rat and rodent infested.” She traveled there to urge hundreds of middle and high school students to avoid...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2017 file photo, a gift box from Tiffany & Co. is arranged for a photo in Surfside, Fla. French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Monday Nov. 25, 2019, it has reached a deal to buy U.S.-based jewelry legend Tiffany & Co for $16.2 billion. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
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November 25, 2019 - 12:27 pm
PARIS (AP) — French luxury group LVMH has agreed to buy New York jeweler Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion, adding a famed star to its portfolio that already boasts Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Bulgari. LVMH said in a statement Monday it will take over the 182-year old Tiffany and its 300...
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