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Numbers for shopping season going down to wire

Numbers for shopping season going down to wire

Sales numbers for the season are modest so far.

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The secret life of air baggage

The secret life of air baggage

Memo to the lady with the hot pink luggage tag: The six cans of Libby's pumpkin pie filling that you carefully knotted in that plastic supermarket bag for your flight to Australia are not going to explode.

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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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Hax: Thinking of ranking gifts? Consider child's perspective

Hax: Thinking of ranking gifts? Consider child's perspective

At 7, younger child won't understand your relationship with older child.

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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

In this November 2014 photo, employee Jen Sans points a customer in the right direction at a Target store, in South Portland, Maine. The National Retail Federation found in a survey that only 9 percent of shoppers finished their shopping by the start of December this year and nearly 15 perce…

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Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

PARIS — Russia’s tensions with the West over Ukraine and the slump for the ruble are echoing through the French Alps — and unfortunately for some businesses, just in time for ski season.

December 21, 2014 4:28 am Photos

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Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

FILE - In this Jan.18, 2003 file photo, the Belle Plagne ski resort (2,050 meters) in the Savoie region, French Alps. Russia's tensions with the West over Ukraine and a slump in the ruble are echoing in the French Alps, just in time for ski season. Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in…

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Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Tourism suffers in winter of EU-Russia discontent

Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France’s wintertime hotspots like Courchevel, France, above, say a tourism boom by Russians in recent years has dried up.

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

Tech reviewer's suggestions are ranked from budget to sophisticated.

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Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

Gift Guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker

The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance.

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Colorado ski towns worry pot will keep families away

Colorado ski towns worry pot will keep families away

There's mounting anxiety that ski towns have embraced stoner culture a little too much, potentially damaging Colorado's tourism brand.

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Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

Weird museums: Travel off the beaten path

SEATTLE — Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries.

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A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

Youths like these in Havana grew up believing their dreams were best pursued by leaving the island. But the opening of relations creates new possibilities at home.

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With US thaw, young Cubans see different future

With US thaw, young Cubans see different future

HAVANA — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice.

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A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US

Vanessa Garcia poses for a photo at her home in Miami, Florida, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. “My family always said they weren’t going back until Fidel died,” said Garcia, a 35-year-old writer in Miami whose parents left Cuba in the 1960s. “But it seemed like that was something that was hurting us…

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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity

Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some smarts these days, meaning some connection to a phone app and the broader Internet. But then what?

December 19, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 4,400 people filed adoption papers for homeless dogs during what was billed as the first all-star dog adoption telethon, producers say.

December 19, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

Toymakers finally construct a new model for girls’ toys

LOS ANGELES — For decades, toy makers believed the industry gospel: Boys want to build things; girls want to play princess.

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More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

More than 4 million people watched 1st dog telethon

In this Dec. 9, 2014 photo provided by Karleigh Vroman, Hayden and Maureen Mauk, their son Finnegan, center, and daughter Lucy pose with their newly-adopted St. Bernard Frankie, left, and their two other rescue dogs, after seeing "Telethon Dogs" presented by Queen Latifah over the two-hour T…

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