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More Shopping On The Way In Bossier!!

More retail stores are coming to North Bossier. Stirling Properties is working to bring in more business to the shopping area along Airline Drive north of I-220. 14 acres of land near Academy Sports will be developed for more retail space

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Time For A New Job?

The 3 top things people make New Year's Resolutions about are:

1.) Losing Weight
2.) Quitting Smoking
3.) Get a New/Better Job

Well, lucky for me, I working on #1 and #2 right now, #3 I did last year, which is how I came here

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Surprise, Prices Rise In The New Year

It seems like the prices on everything keep going up. And, despite the fact the economy hasn't recovered yet, 2012 looks to be no different.

The gang over at DealNews put together a list of 11 things that are expected to cost more in the coming year.

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Dozens of Kmart and Sears Stores to Close After Disastrous Holiday Season

If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said that in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.

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State Treasurer Has Unclaimed Money

With the Holidays and Christmas shopping upon us, every little bit of extra cash helps out!

Do you have "forgotten" money with the state treasurer?

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Peanut Butter Price Hike Could Make Things Sticky for Consumers

Peanut butter has been a staple for frugal food lovers for years, but a looming price increase could make it more of a luxury item before the end of the year.

Facing shortages after a dismal peanut harvest, producers have begun implementing steep price hikes, and consumers will start feeling the pinch this week — adding to a general rise in the cost of food throughout 2011. 

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Sam’s And Target To Connect By Cross Drive, Soon

Very soon you will be able to drive from Sam’s Club parking lot to Target and other stores in the complex, without having to get back onto bustling Youree Drive

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Photo: Wiki Commons/Anthony Joh
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Christmas Shopping Through Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog

Recession? There's no recession in the 2011 Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog!

Hmmm, what do I want this year?

Santa, please get me a Yurt. OK, Robert and I both had to google that one!

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Survey of the Day: 47 Percent of Americans Think Wall Street Harms the Economy

The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to generate headlines, so what better time to see what Americans actually think of our esteemed financial institutions?

Forty-seven percent of Americans think Wall Street hurts the American economy more than it helps, whereas only 38 percent think the opposite is true.

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North Louisiana Homeless Veterans Get Some Help From The Home Depot Foundation

As part of its “Celebration of Service” initiative to honor U.S. military veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation today announced a $50,000 grant to Volunteers of America North Louisiana to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. 

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Hot Toys For Christmas

Some eager Christmas shoppers might already have a head start on the rest of us.  If you are one of them, here's some help.   Toys R Us is releasing a list of some of the toys that will be in big demand this year.

 

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Pump Prices Fall, Slightly

We’re paying about a nickel less at the pump today than we were a week ago.  AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report says the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Shreveport/Bossier is $3.54.  At this time last Monday, we were paying $3.59.  Statewide, the average this morning is $3.57. Nationally, it’s $3.66.

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