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Last Updated Oct 23, 2014 06:12PM

New York • Looking for the holiday season’s hot toys, like anything related to Disney’s “Frozen”? Or maybe you’re not picky and just looking for deals? Toy sellers are increasingly catering to time-starved, budget-conscious shoppers with new features on websites …

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  • Briefs: DownEast, Sportsman’s Warehouse, CVBs
    Two Utah women fighting breast cancer — Mandi Hudson and Kristen Henry — were among eight recipients of $1,500 Live for Pink grants from DownEast reta …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 06:09 pm   |     Share
  • FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a United Airlines jet departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Fuel costs ease, U.S. airline profits soar
    Dallas • Profits are soaring at the biggest U.S. airlines as fuel prices drop — but don’t expect fares to fall too. Heading into the busy holiday-trav …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 06:03 pm   |     Share
  • What to expect from your bond mutual fund
    New York • Oh, right. Stability. That’s what bond mutual funds are for. When stock markets tumbled around the world last week, bond funds remained sol …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 05:33 pm   |     Share
  • California firm fined for underpaying workers
    San Francisco • A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees brought …
    Updated Oct 23 2014 05:30 pm   |     Share


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  • FILE - In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a United Airlines jet departs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) Cheaper fuel helps United’s 3Q profit take off
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