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DAs, retailers say California needs tougher retail theft law

Dec. 03, 2021 18:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Spurred by a recent run of large-scale smash-and-grab robberies, prosecutors and retailers are pushing back on assertions by California's governor and attorney general that they have enough tools to combat retail theft in the wake of a voter-approved easing of...

Kroger, Okta rise; Dollar General, Apple fall

Dec. 02, 2021 16:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Thursday: Synopsys Inc., up $14.92 to $349.67. The maker of software used to test and develop chips gave investors an encouraging profit forecast. ...

Holiday shoppers navigate shortages with mixed results

Dec. 02, 2021 09:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many shoppers, Kathleen Webber understands the struggles of getting the right gifts for her three children this holiday shopping season amid widespread shortages. She promised to buy her 23-year-old son the Sony Corp. PlayStation 5, but he hasn't...

In Denmark, a snow storm means people overnight in an IKEA

Dec. 02, 2021 04:36 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — In northern Denmark, an IKEA showroom turned into a vast bedroom. Six customers and about two dozen employees were stranded by a snowstorm and spent the night in the store, sleeping in the beds that are usually on show. Up to 30 centimeters...

Governor signs bill allowing business parity during shutdown

Dec. 01, 2021 15:19 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Small businesses may remain open during a health emergency so long as they show they can meet safety protocols required of businesses not mandated to close, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and aimed at eliminating what many saw as...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2021 13:31 PM EST

The (Martinsburg) Journal. Nov. 29, 2021. Editorial: Jury decision rebukes pharmacies’ role in opioid crisis As it became increasingly evident that the opioid epidemic was sparked and fanned by “legal” drug dealers such as doctors, pain clinics...

Pharmacy marketer gets 30 months in health care fraud scam

Dec. 01, 2021 12:40 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A pharmacy marketer has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a military health care program and private insurance companies, federal prosecutors said. Thomas Wilburn Shoemaker, 57, of Rayville, Louisiana, was...

'Buy now, pay later' catches on just in time for holidays

Dec. 01, 2021 03:09 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Americans shop for the holidays, they will likely see a swarm of offers to get their gifts now but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments. Fueled by several hot Silicon Valley startups as well as a push by the big credit card...

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Nov. 30, 2021 13:13 PM EST

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon - 9781101885697 - (Random House Publishing Group) 2. The Becoming by Nora Roberts - 9781250272713 - (St. Martin’s Publishing Group) ...

6 hurt when SUV crashes into Indianapolis cellphone store

Nov. 29, 2021 19:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after an SUV crashed into a store on Indianapolis' northwest side, authorities said. Six of the people injured were taken to area hospitals, and another person hurt declined...