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Trump's tariffs would be costly for businesses, consumers

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers and businesses will pay — literally — if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to slap taxes on imports from China and Mexico.

Rich Warren: Good antennas, 'smart' TVs help when cutting cord

This column promises great reception of reader questions.

As Chevy Bolt rolls out nationwide, 'practical' is the word

DETROIT — The executive in charge of marketing the new electric Chevrolet Bolt keeps coming back to one word.

"Driving an electric vehicle is just now practical," Darin Gesse says of the Bolt. He repeats "practical" with the same fervor that Elon Musk might say "compelling."

Cyber Monday can't be contained to one day

NEW YORK — The Monday after Thanksgiving is still a time when millions of Americans pause to check out online deals and check off items from their gift list — but a one-day Cyber Monday frenzy appears to be going the way of the dial-up modem.

Black Friday: Retailers court savvy shoppers

NEW YORK (AP) — Even people who said they'd already done their shopping online came out for Black Friday to spend time with family members or just for the fun of looking.

Nonprofit plans to sell sense of independence

CHAMPAIGN — The way Nancy McClellan-Hickey explains it, technology increases independence.

And what better way to get the right helpful high-tech equipment into the hands of people with disabilities than to provide a shop where they can try out what works best for them?

Introducing Access Alley, the planned new in-agency store of PACE Inc. Center for Independent Living, Urbana.

Rich Warren: What to put on your shopping list

I hope you remained on high ground at the Thanksgiving table, giving thanks for our family, friends and the joys we share and not rushing out to the mall or North Prospect to save a few dollars Thursday. There's plenty of time to participate in gladiator shopping on Friday.

The latest: Shoppers out looking for deals on Black Friday

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on Black Friday Holiday shopping (all times Eastern):

10:15 a.m.

Dana Sari has finished all of her holiday shopping online. But she and her mother kept to their decades-old tradition of spending Black Friday together.

Splurge or save? It may hinge on how you voted

NEW YORK — A divisive election that left half the country deflated and the other half rejuvenated could reverberate through the holiday shopping season in the kind of gifts people are giving or how much they spend.

The Health Reporter Is In: Nov. 23, 2016

Questions for our Health Reporter? Ask them here 

Q: Are there any safety laws about all these people cramming into stores on Black Friday and other big holiday shopping sales events?