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Edmunds highlights newest safety and technology trends

Sep. 19, 2018 6:16 AM EDT

Historically, the latest innovations in vehicle technology debut on high-end luxury vehicles. Developing new features is an expensive endeavor, and usually only wealthy shoppers are willing to pay for them. Features such as a navigation system, stability control and even traffic-adaptive cruise control were once...

FedEx downplays US-China trade spat's impact on its business

Sep. 17, 2018 7:15 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Shortly before the Trump administration announced a new round of tariffs against Chinese goods, FedEx Corp. leaders tried to assure investors Monday that a widening trade war will have little direct effect on the company. However, Chairman and CEO Fred Smith renewed his criticism of tariffs,...

Hundreds of baby chicks found on vacant Philadelphia lot

Sep. 16, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Animal welfare officials say they rescued hundreds of baby chicks from an empty lot in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says investigators responded to calls Saturday and found the chicks in a lot across from a shopping center in the Olney...

US retail sales up just 0.1 pct. after previous strong gain

Sep. 14, 2018 9:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure may...

Authorities: Empty gas tank foils would-be pharmacy robber

Sep. 14, 2018 8:29 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robbing a Store 101: Take the money and run — but not before checking your getaway car's gas tank. Authorities say a man's bid to rob a Pittsburgh pharmacy was foiled because his car had no gas. Police say 39-year-old Anthony Scolieri fled the pharmacy Wednesday with a small amount...

'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

Sep. 13, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 90 mph (135 kph) winds for a...

David Hockney painting expected to break auction records

Sep. 13, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of David Hockney's famous "pool paintings" is coming to auction and is expected to sell in the $80 million range, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist. The British artist's "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)," to be auctioned at Christie's on Nov. 15, is...

Target to hire 120,000 for holidays; UPS, FedEx beefing up

Sep. 13, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Target plans to hire more than 120,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, a 20 percent increase from last year. The retailer says the temporary hires will stock store shelves and check people out at the register. In addition, it plans to hire 7,500 people to pack online orders at...

Walmart's Jet.com to sell Nike sneakers ahead of holidays

Sep. 13, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season. Jet says Nike sneaker, clothing and other gear will be available in October. The deal comes a year after Nike, which has made a push to sell more...

Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Sep. 12, 2018 11:24 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed a more...