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  • Some Argentines turn to unusual pandemic pets for comfort

    Millions of people have found solace during the pandemic in cuddling a dog or cat. For a few, comfort comes in other forms — those of a horse or a pig, perhaps a possum-like sugar glider or even a tarantula.
  • A small victory: Used-car prices slip from dizzy heights

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — For months, anyone who wandered onto a dealer lot to look for a used car could be forgiven for doing a double take — and then wandering right off the lot.
  • Some used vehicles now cost more than original sticker price

    DETROIT (AP) — When it was new, the window sticker price on a typical 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pickup was just under $29,000. Two years later, dealers are paying almost $1,000 more than that to buy the same vehicle, even though it's used.
  • As chip shortage goes on, cars are scarce and prices are up

    DETROIT (AP) — For the next few months, Charlie Gilchrist figures his 11 car dealerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will sell just about every new vehicle they can get from the factories — and at increased prices.
  • Grave Gardeners: Volunteers help spiff up old cemeteries

    The cemeteries of yore existed as much for the living as for the dead. People would picnic and relax there as they would in a park today.
  • Recalls this week: laptops, chairs, lamp sockets

    More than 80,000 laptops with a potentially defective battery are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include lamp sockets and crystal mugs.
  • Recalls this week: Bottle warmers, baby rattles

    More than 250,000 electric bottle warmers are being recalled because they can overheat and start a fire. Other recalled consumer products this week include faulty computer batteries and hard hats.
  • Recalls this week: Battery packs, hedge trimmers

    A line of laptop battery packs that can overheat are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include defective chairs and hedge trimmers.
  • Recalls this week: battery packs

    A line of Panasonic laptop battery packs are being recalled because they pose a fire risk.
  • Recalls this week: Air conditioners, snowboard boots

    NEW YORK, N.Y. - Several brands of air conditioner are being recalled because of overheating power cords that can start a fire. Other recalled consumer products this week include travel adapter kits that pose an electric shock risk and faulty bicycle forks.

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