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Federal grant to help supermarkets save on refrigeration

Sep. 19, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I (AP) — The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources has received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy that could help dozens of supermarkets save money by better managing the amount of energy they use for refrigeration, officials said. The funding,...

Missouri cave with ancient Native American drawings sold

Sep. 14, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacred site.” A bidder agreed to...

Amazon to open 2 cashier-less Whole Foods stores next year

Sep. 08, 2021 03:47 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be something missing at two Whole Foods stores opening next year: the rows of cashiers. Amazon, which owns the grocery chain, said Wednesday that it will bring its cashier-less technology to two Whole Foods stores for the first time, letting...

200-year-old red barn in Sugar Hill under restoration

Sep. 04, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

SUGAR HILL, N.H. (AP) — A 200-year-old historic red barn that once housed a museum, gift shop, and country store is getting a face-lift. The Sugar Hill Sampler business had closed in 2018 around the time its owner died. Recently, Margo and Greg Connors, who live nearby,...

Surplus state property up for auction in Alabama

Sep. 04, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — People can bid on computers, machinery and even vehicles at an online auction of surplus Alabama state property. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Surplus Property Division is...

City trying to recover cost of nearly $200K in gift cards

Sep. 04, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A city in western Michigan is trying to figure out what to do with nearly $200,000 in gift cards purchased to support local restaurants businesses during the pandemic. The cards were never formally approved by Muskegon city commissioners, though...

Doll call: Faribault woman, 95, continues lifelong passion

Sep. 04, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — When she was a child, Pat Stoeckel wasn’t much of a doll person. Instead, she spent her formative years riding her father’s horses. It wasn’t until she was in her 20s that a fascination with dolls began to take hold. ...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...

Collectible prices skyrocket, to the dismay of hobbyists

Sep. 03, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans have become obsessed with collectibles, bidding up prices for trading cards, video games and other mementos of their youth. The frenzy has brought small fortunes to some, but a deep frustration for those who still love to play games or trade cards as a hobby. ...

Edmunds: Vehicle prices remain high this Labor Day weekend

Sep. 01, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

If this were a normal year, Labor Day would traditionally kick off the start of end-of-model-year vehicle clearance sales. Consumers can often find good deals as dealerships are eager to sell their remaining inventory to make room for next year’s models. But this hasn’t been a normal year...