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Shoppers stop to look at a display at Dadeland Mall in Miami. Americans spent more on autos, furniture and clothing last month as retail sales rose for the sixth-straight month.

Shoppers stop to look at a display at Dadeland Mall ...

Shoppers stop to look at a display at Dadeland Mall in Miami. Americans spent more on autos, furniture and clothing last month as retail sales rose for the sixth-straight month.


Shoppers make their way in Union Square in New York. Lots of people postpone Christmas celebrations because their jobs don’t pause for the holiday traditionally intended to commemorate the birth of Christ. But in the weak economy, folks are delaying Christmas for another reason: money.

Shoppers make their way in Union Square in New York. ...

Shoppers make their way in Union Square in New York. Lots of people postpone Christmas celebrations because their jobs don’t pause for the holiday traditionally intended to commemorate the birth of Christ. But in the ...


Keith Kropp, CEO of Or Derv Inc. in Akron, showcases the new Olivation line of products and the traditional sauerkraut balls.

Keith Kropp, CEO of Or Derv Inc. in Akron, showcases ...

Keith Kropp, CEO of Or Derv Inc. in Akron, showcases the new Olivation line of products and the traditional sauerkraut balls.


Christmas cream cheese mint dainties are made with cream cheese, powdered sugar and a hint of flavoring.

Christmas cream cheese mint dainties are made with cream cheese, ...

Christmas cream cheese mint dainties are made with cream cheese, powdered sugar and a hint of flavoring.


Pittsburgh Penguins’ James Neal (18) and Evgeni Malkin (71) try to get the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard in the second period of a game Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Howard made the saves, and the Penguins did not score.

Pittsburgh Penguins’ James Neal (18) and Evgeni Malkin (71) try ...

Pittsburgh Penguins’ James Neal (18) and Evgeni Malkin (71) try to get the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard in the second period of a game Tuesday in Pittsburgh. Howard made the saves, ...


Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, second from left, walks with his attorney, Joe Amendola, second from right, as he leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Tuesday.

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, second ...

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, second from left, walks with his attorney, Joe Amendola, second from right, as he leaves the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., on Tuesday.


Warren Harding’s Rashid Gaston (50) and Shaheed Davis go for a rebound during Tuesday’s game against Canton McKinley in Warren.

Warren Harding’s Rashid Gaston (50) and Shaheed Davis go for ...

Warren Harding’s Rashid Gaston (50) and Shaheed Davis go for a rebound during Tuesday’s game against Canton McKinley in Warren.


The Rev. Harold Logan, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown, loads two of the 200 bags of food the church's Operation Food Basket expects to distribute to needy Youngstown-area residents Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Rev. Harold Logan, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, 570 ...

The Rev. Harold Logan, pastor of Beulah Baptist Church, 570 Sherwood Ave., Youngstown, loads two of the 200 bags of food the church's Operation Food Basket expects to distribute to needy Youngstown-area residents Saturday from ...


Ella Sahli of Watson Elementary School, Austintown, plays with a pioneer-era toy. It’s part of a lesson on pioneer life being presented to the students in conjunction with the Arms Family Museum of Local History.

Ella Sahli of Watson Elementary School, Austintown, plays with a ...

Ella Sahli of Watson Elementary School, Austintown, plays with a pioneer-era toy. It’s part of a lesson on pioneer life being presented to the students in conjunction with the Arms Family Museum of Local History.


Austin Shanabarger and Nolan Ballard of Watson Elementary School in Austintown try out an oxen yoke as they get a hands-on lesson about pioneer life. Ester Hallaman, volunteer with the Arms Family Museum of Local History, is sharing a story and artifacts during her two-day visit to the school.

Austin Shanabarger and Nolan Ballard of Watson Elementary School in ...

Austin Shanabarger and Nolan Ballard of Watson Elementary School in Austintown try out an oxen yoke as they get a hands-on lesson about pioneer life. Ester Hallaman, volunteer with the Arms Family Museum of Local ...


Youngstown firefighters used two ladder trucks to pour water onto the roof of the Omega Door Co.

Youngstown firefighters used two ladder trucks to pour water onto ...

Youngstown firefighters used two ladder trucks to pour water onto the roof of the Omega Door Co.