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Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

In this April 10, 2014 photo, people ride the nearly empty escalators inside Sambil mall in the city in Caracas, Venezuela. Fifteen years of socialist rule and an acute economic crisis is catching up with Venezuela’s shopping malls, once impenetrable oases of consumerism where rich and poor …

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Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

Venezuela's economic crisis catches up with malls

CARACAS, Venezuela — Staring through a glass storefront at the Sambil shopping mall, Aleimar Sanchez sees more than a struggling business in the near-empty shelves of a Casio electronics store. She sees a country in sad decline.

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Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

Centsible Mom: Do your homework when selling to pawnshops

I was curious as to whether  different pawnshops pay the same  for items, or if their offers vary greatly. I visited six  in Tucson to check that out, twice each, with a different piece of jewelry each time to see which stores consistently offered more money for my goods.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

Centsible Mom: Find treasure at thrift shops, yard sales

We all know that yard sales and thrift shops are great places to save money when you need to refresh your wardrobe or get end tables to refinish.

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Dear Abby for Dec. 14

Dear Abby for Dec. 14

DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know…

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Dear Abby for Dec. 13

Dear Abby for Dec. 13

DEAR ABBY: My 17-year-old daughter, “Erica,” is planning to marry her 24-year-old boyfriend. I use the term “boyfriend” loosely because their relationship consists entirely of texting, talking on the phone and the Internet. There has been no dating or getting to know each other in person. Er…

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Tucson Black Friday shopping: No sweat

Tucson Black Friday shopping: No sweat

Black Friday brought Tucson shoppers out in the wee hours, but the big rush for many big retailers was Thanksgiving night.

November 29, 2013 4:00 pm Photos

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Photos: Shopping on Thanksgiving

Photos: Shopping on Thanksgiving

Some people stayed home for Thanksgiving, but others went out and shopped. This is what you may have missed by staying home to enjoy Thanksgiving rather than trying to beat Black Friday.

November 29, 2013 12:10 am Photos

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Garmin closes Tucson dog-collar plant, laying off 60

Tri-Tronics Inc., a subsidiary of GPS-device maker Garmin Ltd., has closed its local electronic dog-collar manufacturing operation, laying off about 60 production workers as production is moved to Taiwan.

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Christmas arrives at Tucson's Copper Country Antiques

Christmas arrives at Tucson's Copper Country Antiques

Copper Country Antiques, known for “Fred the Buffalo” that sits atop its roof in a boat, has opened a Christmas shop in the middle of its store on Speedway at Rosemont Boulevard.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Persnickety's moves its boots and jewels to bigger store

Persnickety's moves its boots and jewels to bigger store

Persnickety’s Boutique, a high-end resale shop whose offerings range from cowgirl boots to evening gowns, has opened in a new location after being closed for three months.

October 23, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Bicycle Ranch Tucson opens today

Bicycle Ranch Tucson opens today

Bicycle Ranch, a Scottsdale bike shop, has expanded into the Tucson market.

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Plato's Closet opens on Tucson's east side

Plato's Closet opens on Tucson's east side

A second Plato’s Closet franchise has opened in Tucson to sell gently used, freshly laundered brand-name clothing.

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Maynards renovating market; kitchen still open

Maynards renovating market; kitchen still open

Construction should finish by mid-October.

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Laura's Bridal open in new, bigger location

Laura's Bridal open in new, bigger location

Laura’s Bridal Boutique has moved to a new location, 4361 E. Broadway, after 18 years at its former spot near Broadway and Tucson Boulevard.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Trampoline park allows jumpers to 'Get Air'

Trampoline park allows jumpers to 'Get Air'

Get Air Tucson, a trampoline park with 11,500 square feet of indoor trampolines, has opened its doors at 330 S. Toole Ave.

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Stores track returns amid privacy fears

It's not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too - or at least your merchandise returns.

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County could do a holiday switch

County could do a holiday switch

Black Friday - the day after Thanksgiving - is the biggest shopping day of the year, as demonstrated by these shoppers at Macy's in the Tucson Mall.

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Pima County could do a holiday switch

Pima County could do a holiday switch

Columbus will still have a place in the history books, but not on the list of paid county holidays if County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has his way.

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