- USDA offers funding for farmers markets, local food programs Updated: Jul-05-15 8:34 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's focus has traditionally been on food production, agriculture and natural resources but under the administration of President Barack Obama the USDA also has taken on a broader rural economic development role.
- Police say LI man stole plumbing supplies, sold them on eBay Updated: Jul-04-15 5:47 pm
FREEPORT, New York - Police say a Long Island man spent more than a year stealing plumbing supplies from the company where he worked and selling them on eBay.
- Minot couple finds their treasure in vintage shop Updated: Jul-02-15 10:00 am
MINOT, North Dakota - A passion for antiques and other items with a history behind them sent Bill and MarlaRae Uscensky in a new direction a couple of years ago.
- WWI US Army 'I WANT YOU' poster sold for $20K at NYC auction Updated: Jul-01-15 7:42 am
NEW YORK - A World War I-era U.S. Army "I WANT YOU" recruitment poster has sold for $20,000 at an auction of some 2,000 wartime posters.
- New Mexico aims to make clearinghouse for farmers markets Updated: Jul-01-15 5:13 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - New Mexico agriculture officials are asking for help in creating a clearinghouse for the price of goods found at farmers' markets.
- Police: Pair found with 79 cloned credit cards in Eagan Updated: Jul-01-15 3:50 am
EAGAN, Minnesota - A Maryland man and a New York woman have been charged with identity theft after police say they found 79 cloned credit cards in their rental car in a Twin Cities suburb.
- Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block Updated: Jun-30-15 2:01 am
NEW YORK - For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album.
- Alabama collector plans to auction rare Elvis recording Updated: Jun-29-15 12:34 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - Years of collecting and selling vintage clothing, records and jewelry have given Lori Watts a discerning eye that's almost second-nature.
- Iowa home sells for more than $1 million at auction Updated: Jun-28-15 1:07 pm
URBANDALE, Iowa - A suburban Des Moines home complete with its own drawbridge and dance floor drew a price over $1 million at a weekend auction.
- Vicksburg park removes some Confederate items from store Updated: Jun-26-15 5:19 pm
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Most souvenirs that feature the Confederate battle flag have been removed from the bookstore at Vicksburg National Military Park, home to a Civil War battlefield.
- Erie Otters franchise to be sold at auction to Toronto group Updated: Jun-25-15 5:05 pm
ERIE, Pennsylvania - The Erie Otters minor league hockey franchise is set to be sold at auction in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Erie on July 10.
- Newspaper: Health system bans sales over media coverage Updated: Jun-24-15 8:38 pm
PITTSBURGH - A major health system has banned the sale of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from some of its hospital gift shops, accusing the newspaper of "slanted" coverage, the newspaper reported Wednesday.
- Last of Atari games to go up for auction on eBay Updated: Jun-22-15 5:02 am
ALAMOGORDO, New Mexico - The last batch of Atari game cartridges dug up in an Alamogordo landfill will be going up for auction.
- State fire marshal warns against buying fireworks online Updated: Jun-19-15 3:16 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - As the Fourth of July approaches, the Washington State Fire Marshal has a warning for residents: buying fireworks over the Internet is illegal.
- As farmers markets increase in SD, SDSU creates vendor guide Updated: Jun-19-15 3:09 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - As the number of farmers markets in South Dakota continues to increase, a recently released manual from the South Dakota State University Extension aims at helping interested and existing vendors navigate regulations and become successful merchants.
- Assets of Bernie Madoff's brother for sale in online auction Updated: Jun-18-15 10:26 am
NEW YORK - The federal government is selling the personal assets of Bernard Madoff's brother, Peter, in an online auction.
- Police: Thieves using stolen card numbers to buy gift cards Updated: Jun-18-15 6:08 am
DOVER, New Hampshire - Police are warning the public of an elaborate credit and debit card scam targeting people in southeastern New Hampshire and Maine.
- Defunct Old Virginia Brick's properties to be auctioned Updated: Jun-15-15 2:09 am
SALEM, Virginia - A defunct brick maker's properties in Salem and Madison will be sold at auction this month.
- Historic plantation in Mathews County to be sold at auction Updated: Jun-14-15 11:20 am
MATHEWS, Virginia - A historic 18th century plantation along the North River in Mathews County will be sold at auction in July.
- Fade away? Not yet - barber marks 70th birthday at shop Updated: Jun-14-15 9:50 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - At 5:15 a.m., Kay Wesley starts cutting hair and doesn't stop until her line of customers dissipates. Nowadays, that usually means 5 p.m., but when she started cutting hair about 50 years ago, it was much later.
- Einstein's theory of relativity letter sold for $62,500 Updated: Jun-12-15 3:35 pm
LOS ANGELES - A letter Albert Einstein wrote to one of his sons in 1945 explaining the connection between his theory of relativity and the atomic bombs that had just been dropped on Japan has sold at auction for $62,500.
- Chinqua Penn Plantation, onetime tourist attraction, sold Updated: Jun-11-15 12:56 pm
REIDSVILLE, North Carolina - Chinqua Penn, a mansion and plantation dating to the 1920s that once was furnished with lavish antiques and drew visitors from all over, has been sold for $650,000.
- Craze for vintage items taking hold and giving shops a boost Updated: Jun-11-15 9:38 am
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - When Sandy Maggert opened Sandy's Hidden Treasures & Gifts just off Main Street in Churubusco not quite a year ago, she thought she could save people the trouble of driving to a shopping center to get a quick gift.
- Farmers' market at Fort Leonard Wood accepts food stamps Updated: Jun-11-15 5:07 am
WARRENSBURG, Missouri - Low-income shoppers at a Fort Leonard Wood farmers' market will be able to pay with food stamps starting this week.
- Faith Hope Consolo: The changing state of luxury Updated: Jun-09-15 2:34 pm