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Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations

Aug. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday. The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency reached the agreement...

Central Bank CEO buys prized Kentucky ham for $1M

Aug. 23, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The CEO, president and chairman of Central Bank has purchased the Kentucky State Fair's Grand Champion Ham for $1 million. The Courier Journal reports Luther Deaton's winning bid is enough to buy several luxury cars, but doesn't break the record of the most paid for a champion ham....

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

Aug. 21, 2019 9:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California's efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed...

Retailers' results show sharp divide between losers, winners

Aug. 21, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The divide between retail winners and losers is widening. That became even more evident Wednesday with the latest batch of earnings reports: Big-box stores and off-price retailers have been responding faster to shoppers' increasing shift online with expanded deliveries and better...

Tennessee police: Naked man fleeing officers fatally crashes

Aug. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a naked man who was causing a disturbance at a grocery store was killed in a crash fleeing officers. News outlets report Tullahoma Police responded to an incident involving a nude man at a food store early Wednesday morning. A Tennessee Highway Patrol...

Edmunds: 7 used car tech features that might surprise you

Aug. 21, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

Automakers have introduced a flurry of new automotive safety and convenience technology features the past few years. Close-to-new vehicles with these features are now increasingly showing up on dealership lots as used vehicles. The upshot: You don't have to buy a new car to get modern convenience and safety...

Department stores make room for used fashion

Aug. 20, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Out with the new and in with the old. As department stores watch their customers flock to second-hand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites. Last week, J.C. Penney and Macy's announced a pilot program to set aside sections inside a few dozen of...

New Mexico Museum of Space History sued over artist's work

Aug. 20, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Museum of Space History is being sued for breach of contract by an artist whose merchandise was sold in the museum's gift shop. The Alamogordo Daily News reports a state lawsuit recently filed by Krystal Wood-Kofonow says the artist never received her final payment...

Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

Aug. 18, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000. Heritage Auctions said the jersey sold Saturday night in Dallas to a collector of American and sports artifacts who didn't wish to be...

Dollar General expands in Siouxland, grocers report losses

Aug. 17, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

KINGSLEY, Iowa (AP) — When Chet Davis opened his grocery store in Kingsley roughly 40 years ago, he faced competition from two other established grocers in the Northwest Iowa town of about 1,400. His family business, Chet's Foods, eventually emerged as the sole survivor. But the proprietor of the...