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Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack


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It's tax time for fund investors, even those doing nothing

It's tax time for fund investors, even those doing nothing


As interest rates rise, banks are paying more for deposits

Insider Q&A: Health data helps doctors pick drugs

Honda recalls 900,000 Odyssey minivans; 2nd row seat may tip

Warehouse, infrastructure owners buck sluggish REIT market

While the broader stock market has been steadily racking up gains and posting new highs, companies that own real estate have been lagging, with some notable exceptions.


Retirement planning should include long-term care costs

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will at some point need long-term care, few are planning for it. Many underestimate the costs and mistakenly believe health insurance can help cover it.


Businesses lure seasonal help with chances for other jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every fall, the staff count at Fun.com swells from 150 to as high as 2,000, as the online retailer fills orders for Halloween costumes and decor.


Target CEO says he still sees many opportunities in retail

NEW YORK (AP) — Target CEO Brian Cornell says he's optimistic about the holiday season and consumer confidence, and still sees lots of opportunities in retail.


Surprise: Companies are making bigger profits than expected

NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate profits keep chugging along.


Insider Q&A: Market stability in uncertain times

It's a topsy-turvy time around the globe and normally, that would take a toll on major markets. Yet it has been surprisingly calm of late, particularly in the U.S.


Recalls this week: fire extinguishers, children's clothing

More than 40 million fire extinguishers are being recalled because they can fail to work, potentially resulting in injury or death. Other recalled consumer products this week include children's clothing that fails to meet flammability standards.


After the Fed's great unwind begins, the stock market yawns

NEW YORK (AP) — The first month is in the books for the Federal Reserve's yearslong process of pulling the plug on its bond-purchase program, and markets took things in stride.


What to look for as 'Obamacare' 2018 enrollment opens

A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act's main enrollment window opens Wednesday.


Metal investors left behind even as prices soar

NEW YORK (AP) — Metals prices have surged over the last year as China's economy rebounds and Donald Trump's election lifts prospects in the U.S. But investors hoping to get in on those gains face a challenge: funds that target those commodities have struggled.


Getting traction: It's time to check tires before snow flies

DETROIT (AP) — It's time to get some traction.


Owners sometimes hate the small businesses they used to love

NEW YORK (AP) — No matter how much small business owners love their companies, they also have moments — maybe even weeks or months — when they hate what they're doing and feel ready to give up.


Edmunds sizes up Chevrolet Traverse versus Volkswagen Atlas

When it comes to finding a family vehicle that can do it all, a three-row midsize crossover SUV is a great place to start. You can typically expect to find room for up to eight passengers, lots of cargo space and all the latest safety features.


Not-so-golden years? Shielding seniors from financial fraud

Your golden years are supposed to be the time when you live off your retirement savings, see more of your family and dive fully into leisurely pursuits. Unfortunately, they're also the years when you'll be a prime target of financial scams.


Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk-Lending to Women story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 18 about lending to women-owned businesses, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the bank surpassed its goal for loans to women-owned companies in 2013. It actually surpassed it in 2016.


Have we seen this story before? Black Monday 30 years later

NEW YORK (AP) — How long can this nirvana last for investors?


Edmunds: When it makes sense to donate a car to charity

It's easy to donate a car to charity if all you want to do is get rid of it. Simply call a charity that accepts old vehicles, and it will tow your heap away. But if you want to maximize your tax benefits, it's more complicated. Here's a walk through some of the considerations, with the usual proviso that you should discuss these issues with your tax preparer before you act.


Insider Q&A: US Bank's Terry Sandven on stocks' flip-flop

NEW YORK (AP) — On the surface, the stock market may not have looked any different in September than it did earlier in the year. But even though indexes continued to climb, the market went through a shift.


Here comes earnings season: Brace for a slowdown in growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Earnings reporting season is getting underway, and Wall Street is getting ready to be underwhelmed.


5 tips for buying furniture online

NEW YORK (AP) — You fell in love with a sofa online. But when it arrived you found it doesn't fit or isn't as comfy as it appeared.


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Candlelight vigil held for Corinth fire victims

Volunteers prep for Equinox Thanksgiving dinner

Volunteers prep for Equinox Thanksgiving dinner

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One dead in Berne accident

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Multi-car crash snarls Northway traffic

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Balloons, Broadway stars and security at Macy's parade

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Thousands expected to participate in Troy Turkey Trot

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Capital City Rescue Mission gears up for Thanksgiving meal

Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Hoosick Falls woman accused of drunken driving

Hoosick Falls woman accused of drunken driving

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