Rants & Raves

...Wal-Mart grocery on South Belair Road? Sure, it's a crowded road, but it doesn't seem to have increased because of that store. THE COP IN TEXAS might have gone a little far; however, they were responding to a violent incident (fighting) and...

Americans getting new credit cards with chips

...replacing tens of millions of old magnetic strip credit and debit cards with new cards that are equipped with computer chips that store account data more securely.By autumn, millions of Americans will have made the switch from the old magnetic strip...

Suspect named in DC murder mystery

...Thursday morning at a Domino's about 2 miles from the house confirmed that the pizza had been delivered there from that store but directed further questions to a company spokesman, who did not immediately return a message. Following the release...

Lower gas prices fuel convenience store sales

...Sprint station was $1.95 per gallon."When you drive down the road and you see even a teeny difference, you go into that store," said Hartman, who was pouring a cup of coffee at the Sprint store in Clearwater. "I get my coffee. I go and get...

Abercrombie & Fitch ditches beefcake models, racy ads

...The New Albany, Ohio-based company, which operates stores under its namesake brand and Hollister, announced Friday that store associates will not be hired "based on body type or physical attractiveness" and it will no longer call them "models...

These retailers could use some holiday cheer

...are using information easily available on their smartphones to hold out for ever-better deals. All of that means that stores have had to discount more - and earlier - this holiday shopping season."If you're a retailer on the edge, it's...

Area's second Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Martinez

...introduced its first Neighborhood Market to metro Augusta in late 2013, with a store on Evans to Locks Road in Martinez. That store is about 6,000 square feet smaller and is inside a former Food Lion.

Holiday shoppers rush out for last-minute purchases

...accessories and items in the men's department comprise most purchases made in the days before Christmas.Batte added that store activity last weekend was "pretty comparable" to that of Thanksgiving weekend."The last five to six days of the...

Fire damages south Georgia town

...later it was burning throughout, Burch said.Burch said the store is important to victims of domestic violence."That store completely furnished three families a month with everything they needed," she said. "Clothes, furniture, [kitchenware...

SRS officials detail future nuclear waste storage plans

...for additional space to store processed waste because of a delay opening a permanent federal repository. Two buildings that store canisters from the Defense Waste Processing Facility are nearly full, and a third building costing $130 million won't...