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Brazil bids farewell to its samba queen, Elza Soares

Jan. 21, 2022 12:27 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilians on Friday were grieving the loss of legendary samba singer and force of nature Elza Soares, a day after she died in her Rio de Janeiro home. Family and friends gathered at Rio's Municipal Theater, where her body was brought for viewing, before the...

Denver-area grocery store strike ends with tentative deal

Jan. 21, 2022 10:46 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — A union representing grocery store workers ended a strike against Denver-area supermarkets owned by Kroger Co. on Friday after reaching a tentative contract deal for workers. The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 and King Soopers and City Market both said...

How to crush your holiday debt

Jan. 20, 2022 09:24 AM EST

The holidays have left without a trace. Well, almost. Long after the decorations have come down, you still have debt hanging around. Don’t let it put a damper on your year. Here’s what you can do to take control of your holiday debt. REVIEW WHAT YOU OWE ...

Jimmy Buffett looks at 50 years after his 1st Key West gig

Jan. 15, 2022 03:11 AM EST

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — A profane phone call and Jimmy Buffett’s inability to keep his daily planner organized 50 years ago in Miami set in motion events that changed the music world. Those events made the singer-songwriter one of the most beloved entertainers in America. And one of the...

December retail sales slip after a record holiday season

Jan. 14, 2022 13:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans overlooked shortages, spiking prices and uncertainty over the omicron variant to break spending records during the critical holiday shopping season. But figures released Friday show that after spending robustly early in the holiday season, consumers sharply slowed their...

Spider-Man comic page sells for record $3.36M bidding

Jan. 13, 2022 22:15 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — A single page of artwork from a 1984 Spider-Man comic book sold at auction Thursday for a record $3.36 million. Mike Zeck's artwork for page 25 from Marvel Comics' “Secret Wars No. 8” brings the first appearance of Spidey's black suit. The symbiote suit would...

Girl fatally struck by police vehicle was headed to store

Jan. 12, 2022 11:27 AM EST

RED OAK, Iowa (AP) — A 12-year-old Iowa girl who was struck and killed by a police vehicle that was headed to an apartment fire had been on her way to a grocery store to buy snacks with a gift card she got for Christmas, her older sister said. Gracie Redd, 15, described Vana Marie...

US shoppers find some groceries scarce due to virus, weather

Jan. 11, 2022 23:36 PM EST

Benjamin Whitely headed to a Safeway supermarket in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to grab some items for dinner. But he was disappointed to find the vegetable bins barren and a sparse selection of turkey, chicken and milk. “Seems like I missed out on everything,” Whitely, 67, said....

Businesses weather pandemic via e-commerce, social media

Jan. 10, 2022 01:07 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — While some South Dakota businesses have struggled during the pandemic, others have seen success by expanding e-commerce, online messaging, and social media services. Every week, quilters from around the world can participate in Fabric Friday, a virtual...

Charlotte gift shop "pauses", leaves hole in local art scene

Jan. 10, 2022 00:04 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — After more than a decade in NoDa, Ruby’s Gift store will close near the end of the month, leaving local artists with one less spot in Charlotte to showcase their work. The 1,800-square-foot shop at 3204 N. Davidson St. will close Jan. 24, owner Patricia...