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Sheriff: Fire destroys Townsend lumber mill facing sale

May. 27, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

TOWNSEND, Mont. (AP) — A fire destroyed a closed lumber mill in Townsend less than a month before its buildings and equipment were to be sold at auction, Broadwater County Sheriff Wynn Meehan said Friday. The fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the RY Timber mill and the...

US economy shrank by 1.5% in Q1 but consumers kept spending

May. 26, 2022 09:29 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy shrank in the first three months of the year even though consumers and businesses kept spending at a solid pace, the government reported Thursday in a slight downgrade of its previous estimate for the January-March quarter. Last quarter's drop in...

More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

May. 24, 2022 08:20 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Dornelly’s food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to...

Amazon to sublease warehouses as online shopping slows

May. 23, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

Amazon is planning to sublease some of its warehouse space now that the pandemic-fueled surge in online shopping, which helped the e-commerce giant rake in soaring profits in the past two years, has eased. Subleasing allows the company to “relieve the financial obligations...

Liz Weston: How to make more green at your next yard sale

May. 23, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

A successful yard sale involves hours of preparation and plenty of hard work. So does an unsuccessful sale. I’ve had both kinds and can confidently say the version that makes money is better. If you’re ready to take advantage of warmer weather and the opportunity to declutter,...

Mercedes claims record price for rare winged car at auction

May. 19, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Mercedes-Benz said Thursday that it has auctioned an extremely rare car from its company collection for a roaring 135 million euros ($143 million). The company said the price paid by a private collector earlier this month for the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut...

Green options transforming a wedding industry prone to waste

May. 18, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The wedding industry remains fraught with waste, but a growing contingent of brides and grooms is pushing for more sustainable changes, from the way they invite guests to the food they serve and the clothes they wear. The wedding resource The Knot estimates that...

Iran raises prices of food staples, stirring panic and anger

May. 12, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran abruptly raised prices as much as 300% for a variety of staples such as cooking oil, chicken, eggs and milk on Thursday. Scores of alarmed Iranians waited in long lines to snatch up bundles of food and emptied supermarket shelves across the country in the...

Baseball signed by Zelenskyy sells at auction for $50,000

May. 12, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A baseball signed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has sold at auction for more than $50,000, a portion of which will go toward providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the nation's war with Russia, auctioneer RR Auction of Boston said Thursday. ...

High inflation leaves food banks struggling to meet needs

May. 11, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Kendall Nunamaker and her family of five in Kennewick, Washington, faced impossible math this month: How to pay for gas, groceries and the mortgage with inflation driving up prices? Like many other working families, the Nunamakers are grappling with the 8.3% inflation in the...