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Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Starbucks raised its prices again yesterday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said. The Seattle-based company also raised prices nationally about a year ago. A small and large brewed coffee will each go up by 10 cents in most areas of the country, Starbucks says. That would bring the price of …

Concerns over US winter wheat may boost low crop prices

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Concerns about the quantity and quality of the U.S. winter wheat crop and an El Nino weather pattern blamed for dry conditions in other wheat …

Bryan Voltaggio: Get comfortable with new take on home food

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bryan Voltaggio’s new cookbook may be titled Home, but these are not the breezy, 30-minute meals you might expect from book named with an everyday …

PHOTOS: Strawberry picking at Apple Hill Farm

Monday, July 6, 2015

People came to pick strawberries at Apple Hill Farm in Concord on Monday. The strawberry-picking season is about to come to an end. …

Who will make us laugh during upcoming presidential campaign

Monday, July 6, 2015

A presidential campaign is beginning without late-night television hosts who helped us laugh through past ones, both a cultural loss and an opportunity for new voices. David Letterman is gone, taking his unmatched ability to have serious conversations with public figures and not skimp on humor. Jay Leno’s …

Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions

Monday, July 6, 2015

Atlantic City’s efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working. Nine years ago, the city’s casinos started realizing they needed to offer more than just gambling if they still wanted visitors. They doubled down on …

Vegas protects water amid drought

Monday, July 6, 2015

It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker’s life to drill a so-called Third Straw to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near …

A fleet of ‘robocabs’ could dramatically slash vehicle emissions, study suggests

Monday, July 6, 2015

Whenever we hear the latest buzz about driverless vehicles - like the ones currently in development by Google - one of the first benefits brought up is safety. The gist is that the vast majority of car accidents are the result of human error, and taking the human …

Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he secured quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and “other people,” …

Downtown: Many merchants performed better during earlier Market Days

Sunday, July 5, 2015

For Gretchen Peters at Puppy Love Hot Dogs, Market Days is Christmas. Intown Concord’s annual street festival is her biggest weekend of the year, and this summer, the holiday was extra festive. “I had one of my busiest …

’Terminator,’ ‘Magic Mike’ fizzle at July 4th box office

Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases Magic Mike XXL and Terminator Genisys fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers Jurassic World and Inside Out to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny …

rhode island: Mansion-side cliff walk now smoke-free

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport, R.I.’s iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view. A new ban instituted last month applies to the 3 ½-mile public walkway that runs between the …

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy. The June 17 slaying of nine …