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NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices. The company says the revamped site fits in with Microsoft's … more
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans' obsession with jeans is beginning to wear thin. Sales of the iconic blues fell 6 percent during the past year after decades of almost steady growth. Why? People more often are sporting yoga pants and leggings instead of … more
When some friends noticed their favorite place to work out was looking a little run down, they decided to do something about it. The four friends, James Wilson, Jess Williams, Glen Evans and Chris Hawkins, members for more than 20 years, … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose. The Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index rose to 59 from 57.1 in July, … more
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Dollar General upped its bid for the rival Family Dollar chain and addressed an earlier roadblock, saying that it will more than double the number of stores it would shed to ease the antitrust concerns of its takeover … more
The Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered its fourth record high in five days Friday, ending with the biggest monthly gain since February. The milestone-crushing run capped a week when the S&P eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for the first time. And … more
NEW YORK - Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom - in safety glasses and a T-shirt - learning how to be a … more
SPARTANBURG - When Betty Bishop and Taylor Correll mix mustard seed, celery seed and dill with water, vinegar and sugar, they get a fire-and-ice pickle that's good enough to eat straight from the jar. But for Bishop, the recipe is mixed with … more
NEW YORK (AP) — Denny's is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location. The Daily News reports the diner chain's Financial District debut is serving up a special combo putting a pricy … more
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German … more
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