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Don’t Let Try-Before-You-Buy Shopping Bust Your Budget

Services such as Stitch Fix and Amazon's Prime Wardrobe have put try-before-you-buy shopping on the map. The concept is simple: Shoppers get apparel, accessories or other goods delivered to try, which they can either send back or purchase. "For many custome...
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Anger Rises as PG&E Imposes More Blackouts

SANTA ROSA — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without ele...
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California Braces for Possible Round 2 of Outages

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s largest utility said it will go ahead with widespread blackouts affecting nearly half a million people starting Wednesday as dangerous fire weather returns to California. Pacific Gas & Electric Company said it would begin prec...
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California Power Outages Ease, First Linked Death Reported

SAN FRANCISCO — The lights were back on Friday for many of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity when Pacific Gas & Electric switched it off this week in an effort to prevent wildfires, as the first death linked to the out...
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Walmart Rolls out Grocery Delivery Subscription

NEW YORK — Walmart is rolling out a grocery delivery subscription service this fall as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. "We know this level of convenience resonates . If you need milk, bananas and birthday presents, this...