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Package stores foil efforts to alter alcohol laws

INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly considers nearly every year whether Indiana should lift its ban on Sunday retail alcohol sales and if it should allow grocery, stores and convenience stores to sell cold beer.

13 hours ago
Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

People walk around a shopping mall in west London. London has long attracted big spenders. But every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a surge of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrive and take retail therapy to a whole new level -- complete with an…

June 27, 2014 8:09 am
Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

Ramadan rush: Mega-rich shoppers descend on London

Every year around the holy month of Ramadan, which starts this weekend, a surge of spectacularly rich Middle Eastern shoppers arrive and take retail therapy to a whole new level, as seen here in west London. It’s a huge and growing market for British shops, luxury hotels and restaurants, and…

June 27, 2014 8:09 am
NASCAR puts pressure of preserving tires on teams

NASCAR puts pressure of preserving tires on teams

FORT WORTH, Texas | NASCAR will not regulate tire pressures at Texas Motor Speedway, and if drivers have tire failures during Sunday's race officials believe they won't be able to blame Goodyear.

April 03, 2014 7:00 pm
Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

Has the Fed been fueling bubbles? You be the judge

WASHINGTON | The Federal Reserve's super-low interest-rate policies have inflated a slew of dangerous asset bubbles. Or so critics say.

December 21, 2013 12:30 pm

Pet owners buy organic, raid fridge to feed Fido

Organic kibble? All-natural chow? Fido and Fluffy don't know it, but their owners want them to eat better, and they are forking over big bucks to make it happen

October 29, 2013 11:40 am
Dodge Avenger undercuts Kia, Hyundai

Dodge Avenger undercuts Kia, Hyundai

The 2013 mid-size sedan with the lowest starting price in the United States isn't a Kia or Hyundai. It's the Dodge Avenger, which has seats for five, a good-sized trunk and distinctive Dodge front styling — all for $20,390 including destination charge.

June 22, 2013 11:57 am
Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

AUSTIN, Texas | With Nike's help, Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer charity turned a little yellow wristband into a global symbol for cancer survivors.

May 28, 2013 5:35 pm
Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike cutting ties to Livestrong

Nike Inc. is cutting ties with the Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong cancer charity. The move by the sports company ends a nine-year relationship that helped the foundation raise more than $100 million and made the charity's signature yellow wristband an international symbol for cancer survivors.

May 28, 2013 5:35 pm

Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto

LOS ANGELES | Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.

May 27, 2013 12:22 am

Make a room your own with custom fabric, wallpaper

When Renee Pedro bought a house with mid-century décor, she decided to embrace the look.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am

Tropicana uses the carrot to squeeze juice sales (copy)

NEW YORK | Tropicana wants more people to drink its juice, so it's extending a carrot — and a bushel of other vegetables.

December 22, 2012 1:07 pm
American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

American Suzuki files for bankruptcy protection

BREA, Calif. | American Suzuki Motor Corp. on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and said it will cease selling automobiles in the U.S. as part of a plan to restructure its business.

November 06, 2012 10:00 am
New form-fitting NFL uniforms a big hit, even with many of the jelly-belly linemen

New form-fitting NFL uniforms a big hit, even with many of the jelly-belly linemen

The NFL's new form-fitting uniforms are a big hit, especially among players with sculpted physiques.

October 17, 2012 6:10 pm
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

From left, glasses of hard apple cider, apple beer, and apple wine, along with, from left, bottles of beer, wine, and hard cider are shown.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Hard cider takes bigger slice of beverage market

Autumn's a great time to fall for apple appeal, with cooler temperatures setting the stage for the fruit to star in gently steaming pies and alongside fragrant roasts.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

Guide Larry Evans discusses a mushroom found during a mountain excursion organized by Four Seasons Resort Vail in Vail, Colo. For $200 a person, the Four Seasons Resort Vail is sending out guided expeditions in luxury SUVs to look for mushrooms. The Mushrooms & Mercedes program includes …

August 26, 2012 10:00 am
Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

Hotel puts luxury twist on mushroom-hunting trips

For $200 a person, the Four Seasons Resort Vail provides guided expeditions in luxury SUVs to look for mushrooms.  

August 26, 2012 10:00 am

Brewing up love: Weddings tap craft beer craze

You may now chug with the bride.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

Illinois gears up for the start of video gambling

JUSTICE, Ill. | Diners heading into Chino's Pizzeria in this Chicago suburb will get more than a chance to try the specialty sausage and mushroom calzones — they'll soon be among the first in Illinois to try their hand at video poker.

August 06, 2012 7:00 pm
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