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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Bryant was one of eight finalists announced Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, as candidates for enshrinement into the Basketball Hall of Fame later this year, a decision that came as absolutely no surprise in his first year of eligibility. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant handprints, other memorabilia up for auction

Feb. 27, 2020 9:05 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some key Kobe Bryant memorabilia, including two of his Los Angeles Lakers uniforms and cement handprints from his induction into the Grauman’s Chinese Theater hall of fame gallery, are going up for sale in April. Julien’s Auctions said Thursday that the items would be up for...

Retail group sees solid sales growth this year

Feb. 26, 2020 12:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest retail trade group forecasts that retail sales should grow between 3.5% and 4.1% to more than $3.9 trillion this year despite uncertainty from the lingering trade war, the new virus and the presidential election. The forecast from the National Retail Federation,...

This image released by Profiles in History shows original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip that was first published in January 1934. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond will be auctioned on March 31.  (Profiles in History via AP)

Original 'Flash Gordon' comic strip art headed to auction

Feb. 26, 2020 4:20 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The original artwork for the “Flash Gordon” comic strip is headed for a new realm — the auction block. The auction house Profiles in History said Wednesday that it will sell the drawing on March 31. The pencil-and-ink drawing by artist Alex Raymond was first...

In this Feb. 21, 2020 photo, a worker pushes a cart inside an Amazon Go Grocery store set to open soon in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Following the opening of several smaller convenience-type stores using an app and cashier-less technology to tally shoppers' selections, the store will be the first Amazon Go full-sized cashier-less grocery store. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

No checkout needed: Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

Feb. 25, 2020 6:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where shoppers can grab milk or eggs and walk out without waiting in line or ever opening their wallets. It's the latest sign that Amazon is serious about shaking...

In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 photo, Dona Dutcher's office offers a glimpse into the Legacy Center planned for downtown Janesville, at Blackhawk Community Credit Union in Milton, Wis. The museum-like space in the renovated First National Bank building will tell the stories of Rock County's auto industry, which, from 1919 to 2009, centered around General Motors Assembly. Dutcher is in the process of collecting and cataloging items like a pair of overalls, at left. (Amber Arnold/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Collecting and remembering the automotive past in Janesville

Feb. 24, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MILTON, Wis. (AP) — Dona Dutcher’s office at Blackhawk Community Credit Union is a small glimpse into bold plans to remember the history of auto-making in Rock County. She has piles of photographs, hubcaps and a mannequin wearing a pair of coveralls with employee number 40-19-10414. There are bricks...

Combative man arrested in Flagstaff after ramming car, chase

Feb. 23, 2020 10:54 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A man has been arrested after allegedly being combative and ramming a police car three times during a chase through Flagstaff neighborhoods. Flagstaff police say 23-year-old Jerrad Bigman was booked into the Coconino County jail Saturday on suspicion of aggravated assault, leaving...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, the Morgan Stanley logo is displayed on its Times Square building, in New York. Morgan Stanley is buying online brokerage E-Trade in an all-stock deal valued at about $13 billion. In the all-stock deal announced Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, E*Trade shareholders will receive 1.0432 Morgan Stanley shares for each share they own.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Morgan Stanley to buy E-Trade for $13 billion

Feb. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Morgan Stanley, the investment bank for millionaires, big business and megamergers, is buying E-Trade Financial, the online brokerage that encouraged waves of regular investors to get into the market with ads featuring its talking spokesbaby. The roughly $13 billion, all-stock deal would...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Feb. 19, 2020 12:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Feb. 19 The Cullman Times on Alabama's upcoming sales tax holiday: This weekend’s sales tax holiday for severe weather preparedness is a great opportunity to save money on items you may need as we enter tornado season. Before you go shopping, though, we...

Provo City Council approves land use for ancillary breweries

Feb. 19, 2020 11:05 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Ancillary breweries will be allowed in restaurants in two downtown zones and in regional shopping center areas after Provo city officials approved amending the land use code. Provo City Council voted 4-3 on the amendment after hearing public comments, the Daily Herald reported Tuesday....

Gandhi postcard, Hemingway typewriter up for auction

Feb. 17, 2020 11:22 AM EST

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — A postcard from Mahatma Gandi, a letter from composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky and typewriters used by authors Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway are hitting a virtual auction block. University Archives is holding the online auction on Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m. John Reznikoff, the president of...