Carol Guensburg
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Tennessee Pyramid Brings Outdoors Inside

Posted May 27th, 2016 at 1:52 pm (UTC-4)

Online retail sales in the U.S. keep rising, reaching nearly $93 billion in the year’s first quarter, as the Department of Commerce reported this month. Their annual growth has outpaced that of in-store retail by a rate of at least 15 percent to 3 percent since 2010, Marketplace reports. But consumers sometimes want an immersive […]

With Cars, Americans Dream in Color But Drive in Neutral

Posted March 18th, 2016 at 10:52 am (UTC-4)
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With its arresting orange exterior, the Chevrolet Trax lured Kyra Taylor and Phillip Akinola like moths to a flame. “It’s pretty. It would be easy to spot the car in a parking lot,” said Taylor, as she and her fiancé examined the small SUV at a recent auto show in Washington. But the Maryland couple, […]

From Silly to Somber, New Sounds Added to America’s Audio Registry

Posted March 27th, 2015 at 2:06 pm (UTC-4)
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In one of his funk-soul hits, singer Sly Stone describes himself as “everyday people.” The Library of Congress adjudges otherwise. This week, the library added Sly and the Family Stone’s 1969 album, “Stand!” – along with 24 other audio treasures by various artists – to its National Recording Registry. The new additions range from 1890s […]

Girl Scouts Gear Up for National Cookie Weekend

Posted February 27th, 2015 at 2:25 pm (UTC-4)

It’s crunch time for Girl Scouts of the USA, with this weekend designated for a major push in its annual cookie sale. Girls nationwide will be out in force – going door to door or operating temporary booths near the entrances of friendly retail shops – to peddle chocolatey Thin Mints, shortbread, peanut butter-filled Tagalongs […]