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Pandemic pets are a ‘furry annuity,’ says Petco CEO

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NEW YORK — Yummy, a 12-year-old Labrador retriever, is in Petco's San Diego offices so much he has his own title. ...

Inflation ahead? Even a top economist says it’s complicated

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WASHINGTON — Two months of sharply rising prices have raised concerns that record-high government financial aid and the Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rate policies...

Armani shows off scar from arm fracture in recent fall

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MILAN — Giorgio Armani told reporters on Monday that he spent two weeks in the hospital after fracturing his arm in a fall coming...

US average mortgage rates mostly lower; 30-year at 2.93%

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WASHINGTON — Mortgage rates were mostly lower this week as the economy continued to show signs of recovery from the pandemic recession and recent...

Reports find US housing crisis worsening; gov’t help needed

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NEW YORK — Two studies released Wednesday found that the nation's housing availability and affordability crisis is expected to worsen significantly following the pandemic,...

Gardening: For easy, effective weeding, go back to the hoe

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I’ll bet that in some corner of your toolshed or garage, an old hoe is leaning against a wall. A hoe that hasn’t seen...

NY Philharmonic to resume subscription performance Sept, 17

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NEW YORK — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting...

Father’s Day gifts that celebrate interests old and new

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After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play were transformed, Father’s Day gifts can embrace comforting old favorites or celebrate...

Pandemic relapse spells trouble for India’s middle class

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NEW DELHI — Ram Babu moved from his village to the Indian capital New Delhi in 1980, to clean cars. Soon, he learned to...

Mike Pence, wife buy suburban Indianapolis home for $1.93M

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CARMEL, Ind. — Former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have purchased a $1.93 million suburban Indianapolis house that sits on a 5-acre...