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Sizing up this year’s holiday shopping season for retailers

NEW YORK (AP) — With Black Friday a little more than a week ago, kicking off the official start of the holiday shopping season, the nation’s retailers are gearing up for what should be another brutally competitive shopping period. The good news? Many retail CEOs say the American consumer is financially healthy given the economy [...]

By | 2019-11-14T16:12:20+00:00 Monday, November 18, 2019|

Sour grapes: Trade war puts cork in American wine sales to China

LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — Caught in the crossfire of President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, U.S. vineyards are struggling to sell Syrah in Shanghai and Chardonnay in Shenzhen. They risk losing their foothold in one of the world’s fastest-growing wine markets. The 16-month dispute between the world’s two biggest economies has nothing to do [...]

By | 2019-11-18T10:46:05+00:00 Friday, November 15, 2019|

McDonald’s workers say anti-harassment efforts fall short

McDonald's fired its CEO last week for having a consensual relationship with an employee. But some workers say the company's problems go well beyond the top executive. On Tuesday, former McDonald's employee Jenna Ries filed a class-action lawsuit against the fast-food chain and one of its Michigan franchisees for sexual harassment. She's one of at [...]

By | 2019-11-18T11:04:05+00:00 Thursday, November 14, 2019|

Texas governor opens homeless campsite amid feud with Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' Republican governor said Thursday he is creating a homeless campsite on state land in the capital of Austin, escalating a battle with the city's liberal leaders over people living on the streets. Greg Abbott's announcement was met with a mix of muted welcoming and accusations of political posturing from Democrats [...]

By | 2019-11-14T09:43:39+00:00 Wednesday, November 13, 2019|

Design winners include a wide range of projects

Ranging from school, college and library projects to women’s health care and animal shelter projects, the winners of this years AIA Columbus annual architecture awards highlight the region’s diverse architectural capabilities. There were 71 projects submitted, of which there were 10 award winners. There were 31 large projects, 13 small projects, 21 interior projects, four [...]

By | 2019-11-12T10:23:47+00:00 Friday, November 8, 2019|

Schools, coaches more willing to challenge the NCAA when allegations are made

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The ink on the NCAA's notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive. The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the crosshairs amid [...]

By | 2019-11-08T08:51:04+00:00 Thursday, November 7, 2019|

Trump’s Rust Belt revival is fading. Will it matter in next year’s election?

TOLEDO (AP) — President Donald Trump once promised that coal and steel would be the beating heart of a revived economy — a nostalgic vision that helped carry him to victory three years ago in the industrial Midwest. But a year away from Election Day, that promised renaissance is not materializing and both sectors are [...]

By | 2019-11-04T09:19:57+00:00 Friday, November 1, 2019|