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California businesses face reality of electrical outages
News 6 days ago
California businesses face reality of electrical outages

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Retailers and other businesses, from hardware chains to coffee shops, are dealing with a new economic reality of electrical...

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Allbirds, a shoe brand born online, to double stores
News 1 week ago
Allbirds, a shoe brand born online, to double stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Online shoe brand Allbirds plans to more than double its store count next year, hoping to reach shoppers who want to touch and try...

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America’s last slave ship could offer a case for reparations
News 1 week ago
America’s last slave ship could offer a case for reparations

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama steamship owner Timothy Meaher financed the last slave vessel that brought African captives to the United States, and...

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National Retail Federation forecasts solid holiday growth
News 1 week ago
National Retail Federation forecasts solid holiday growth

NEW YORK (AP) - The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, forecasts that holiday sales will rise between 3.8% and 4...

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Support for impeaching Trump rises among independents and Republicans
News 2 weeks ago
Support for impeaching Trump rises among independents and Republicans

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Americans are about evenly split over impeaching President Donald Trump and removing him from office, as support for that move...

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Giuliani would need Trump OK to assist in impeachment probe
News 2 weeks ago
Giuliani would need Trump OK to assist in impeachment probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Like many, Mario Wolthers was lured to Las Vegas a decade ago from California by cheaper housing costs. But when his apartment...

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Branson community concerned about plan to build mixed-income unit
News 2 weeks ago
Branson community concerned about plan to build mixed-income unit

BRANSON, Mo.- City and county leaders in Branson are working to combat the problem of not enough affordable housing. They have given the go-ahead...

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Huge nature reserve shrinks bison plan after pushback
News 3 weeks ago
Huge nature reserve shrinks bison plan after pushback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A conservation group trying to create the largest nature reserve in the Lower 48 states said Tuesday it was scaling back its...

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NYC Judge recommends landlord pay $17,000 for threatening to call ICE on undocumented tenant
News 3 weeks ago
NYC Judge recommends landlord pay $17,000 for threatening to call ICE on undocumented tenant

New York (CNN) - A New York judge earlier this month recommended a landlord pay $17,000 in fines for threatening to call immigration authorities on...

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Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition
News 1 month ago
Oil drilling plan near Utah monument draws tribal opposition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The U. S. government will allow oil and gas companies to make lease bids Monday on lands considered archaeologically...

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Long-term mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 3-year low of 3.49%
News 1 month ago
Long-term mortgage rates dip; 30-year at 3-year low of 3.49%

WASHINGTON (AP) - U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, with the average on the key 30-year loan reaching its lowest point in nearly three...

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Saudi Aramco gets new chairman to prepare for public listing
News 1 month ago
Saudi Aramco gets new chairman to prepare for public listing

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Dubai's ruler issued a directive on Monday that would curb the pace of new real estate construction projects as...

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Forgotten cemetery with over 120 coffins found buried beneath Tampa apartment complex
News 1 month ago
Forgotten cemetery with over 120 coffins found buried beneath Tampa apartment complex

The remains appear to be part of the lost Zion Cemetery, Tampa's first segregation-era burial ground, established in 1901 at the 3700 block of...

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Lord & Taylor sold for $100M to rental clothing company
News 1 month ago
Lord & Taylor sold for $100M to rental clothing company

NEW YORK (AP) - Lord & Taylor, one of the nation's oldest department stores, is being sold for $100 million to a rental clothing company. Le Tote...

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Home prices in some Virginia suburbs have shot up $100,000 – thank Amazon
News 1 month ago
Home prices in some Virginia suburbs have shot up $100,000 – thank Amazon

The northern Virginia cities of Alexandria and Arlington are now the two most competitive housing markets in the country, respectively, according...

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‘Peace park’ removes United Nations flag after objections
News 1 month ago
‘Peace park’ removes United Nations flag after objections

SHERBORN, Mass. (AP) - Who knew a "peace park" could be so contentious? The Pacifist Memorial in the Boston suburb of Sherborn has been forced to...

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Springfield city leaders invite community to SGF Community Kickoff
News 1 month ago
Springfield city leaders invite community to SGF Community Kickoff

The event was a chance for residents to share ideas for the city's next master plan which will begin when vision 2020 is complete. Forward SGF is...

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Department stores make room for used fashion
News 1 month ago
Department stores make room for used fashion

NEW YORK (AP) - Out with the new and in with the old. As department stores watch their customers flock to second-hand stores, some are trying to...

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J.C. Penney’s rebuilding strategy? Sell secondhand clothing
News 2 months ago
J.C. Penney’s rebuilding strategy? Sell secondhand clothing

The announcement came as J.C. Penney reported a net loss of $48 million for the second quarter and a nearly 9.2% drop in sales from the year...

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US retail sales up solidly in a sign of consumer optimism
News 2 months ago
US retail sales up solidly in a sign of consumer optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a...

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New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided
News 2 months ago
New UN warming report sees hungry future that can be avoided

WASHINGTON (AP) - On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach - not to mention the forests, plants and animals. A new...

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People are texting phone numbers identical to their own, with one key difference. Meet the ‘number neighbor’
News 2 months ago
People are texting phone numbers identical to their own, with one key difference. Meet the ‘number neighbor’

Yet another seemingly random trend is gaining traction, and the people taking part in this one are just as confident as those intent on raiding...

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Luxury retailer Barneys New York files for bankruptcy
News 2 months ago
Luxury retailer Barneys New York files for bankruptcy

Barneys New York on Tuesday said it is filing for bankruptcy and will close 15 locations. The high-end retailer is the latest retailer to seek...

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Belgian prosecutors settle with HSBC in tax dodging case
News 2 months ago
Belgian prosecutors settle with HSBC in tax dodging case

NEW YORK (AP) - Barneys New York is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest retailer to buckle as shoppers move online and real...

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Trump ‘rodent’ tweets ring true at Kushner-owned apartments
News 2 months ago
Trump ‘rodent’ tweets ring true at Kushner-owned apartments

BALTIMORE (AP) - Davon Jones doesn't have to look far to see the irony in President Donald Trump's tweets that Baltimore is a "rat and rodent...

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Missouri unclaimed property helps to pay $2 billion in overdue child support
News 2 months ago
Missouri unclaimed property helps to pay $2 billion in overdue child support

In a state of about six million people, more than 204,000 child support cases exist in Missouri. Roughly $2.39 billion is overdue to parents who...

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Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem
News 2 months ago
Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes in an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the...

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Clever community rallies around the Dobos family who lost three children in I-44 accident
News 2 months ago
Clever community rallies around the Dobos family who lost three children in I-44 accident

CLEVER - The entire Clever community is shocked after three children from the town died in a car accident on I-44 Thursday. "As a mom you couldn't...

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Charley, the bane of the mailman
News 3 months ago
Charley, the bane of the mailman

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - No one seems happy along a short stretch of South Campbell Avenue between West Portland and West Bennett streets. Door-to-door...

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Board of Aldermen discuss Affordable housing in Branson
News 3 months ago
Board of Aldermen discuss Affordable housing in Branson

BRANSON, Mo.- A Branson developer wants a tax credit to be able to build an affordable housing place for the next 15 years. The developer would...

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