US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in November

US home sales fell 6.1 percent in November; low mortgage rates fail to draw buyers.
By Josh Boak

Coming soon to US: Cuba Libre, with real Cuban rum

Cuban rum coming back to US with visitors, but don't look for big Bacardi moves on island yet.
By Jennifer Kay

Exercise caution when giving guns as gifts

Gun sales peak during the holiday season, said Sidney's Department Store President Steven Fishman, but firearm buyers should be cautious about whom they are gifting to.
By Doug Stutsman

Traditional toys remain popular Christmas buys

Traditional toys are remaining at the top of Christmas lists despite the rise of high-tech gadgets.
By Jenna Martin

Know store's refund, exchange policies before making purchase

Did you know that refund and exchange policies are not required by law? In fact, retailers offer refund policies as a voluntary practice.
By Kelvin Collins

Fox News off air for Dish Network users

Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.
By Scott Mayerowitz

North Korea could return to terror list

President Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism after acts of "cybervandalism" against Sony and "The Interview."
By Josh Lederman

3 tips to help use remaining health account funds

December is the final month for many people with employer-sponsored health coverage to spend the remaining balance in their health care flexible spending account. 

Road extension offered to lure company to Augusta

The Augusta Commission approved the construction of a 1-mile extension of Valencia Way if the interested, unidentified industrial company announces its intent on or before Feb. 1 and begins construction on the plant on or before Sept. 1.
By Jenna Martin

Of mutual interest: Investors see benefit of stock pickers

NEW YORK - Stock pickers are still getting a chance in at least one area: Actively managed foreign-stock funds continue to attract billions of dollars in new investment.
By Stan Choe

Surrey Center restaurant reopens with new name, concept

Bistro 491 closed in late May so chef and owner Todd Schafer could turn the French-style restaurant into a more modern, casual dining spot. The location reopened last week as Abel Brown Southern Kitchen and Oyster Bar.
By Jenna Martin
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