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  • Stores enlist shoppers to stop bad behavior against workers

    NEW YORK (AP) — A dozen retailers including Gap and H&M are collaborating on a campaign this fall to enlist customers to combat bad behavior against retail workers.
  • Amazon's mission: Getting a 'key' to your apartment building

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is tired of ringing doorbells.
  • Justices turn away florist who refused same-sex wedding job

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday declined to take up the case of a florist who refused to provide services for a same-sex wedding, leaving in place a decision that she broke state anti-discrimination laws.
  • Front Yard of Bricks: Fans embrace Indy 500 traditions

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The navigation system advises taking a right on Meridian at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. But there is no Meridian Street and so round and round you go past the memorial for soldiers and sailors until you realize Meridian has been replaced by Dixon Drive.
  • Going beyond the traditional window-box garden

    The gardening world has a tried-and-true formula for the perfect window box: a thriller, a filler and a spiller. You simply can’t go wrong with a tall red geranium amid a tranquil bed of white impatiens and cascading vines of ivy.
  • The ubiquitous orchid: A pandemic project with surprises

    Not so long ago, orchids were regarded as rare and exotic. But these days, thanks to new propagation techniques, certain varieties are mass-produced. Moth orchids, gorgeous but common, with sweet patterned faces, are widely sold by supermarkets and other retailers.
  • Candy, supermarket flowers and takeout on the couch: A pandemic Valentine's Day

    HALIFAX - Canadians are expected to spend less this Valentine’s Day as COVID-19 lockdowns and ongoing economic uncertainty dampens consumer enthusiasm for the February mass-market holiday, retail experts say.
  • Valentine's Day roses in short supply due to COVID-19: floral industry

    TORONTO - Ontario residents looking to buy Valentine's Day flowers for their sweethearts may have to branch out from the classic rose bouquet, or consider celebrating on another day, as the COVID-19 pandemic affects floral supply chains, some in the industry say.
  • Flower farms see their Lunar New Year sales wilted by virus

    HONG KONG - The Lunar New Year holiday is usually a busy period for flower farms in Hong Kong, which gear up to sell plum blossoms, orchids and daffodils at flower markets during the festive season. But the pandemic and restrictions on such festive markets this year has taken a toll on many farms, who worry that they may be left with an oversupply of flowers.
  • Budding florists get day in the sun in new reality series

    NEW YORK - They designed epic floral statements in limited time with some very intense judges, but the contestants on the new reality competition series “Full Bloom” did not wilt under pressure.

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