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Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch  |   

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

With Nostalgia And A Last Nosh, 1 Of 3 Remaining HoJo's Closes  |   

The iconic orange roofs of Howard Johnson's restaurants were once fixtures of the American highway. But the chain faded in the '80s. The 60-year-old location in Lake Placid, N.Y., closed Tuesday.

The Urban Neighborhood Wal-Mart: A Blessing Or A Curse?  |   

The nation's largest retailer is known for sprawling suburban and rural stores. Now Wal-Mart is moving into city centers — sometimes despite strong local opposition.

No Joke. Flood Insurance Rates Increase On April 1  |   

About a million people will see their premiums double. The rate increase is part of an effort to bring down the debt for the program which subsidizes insurance for people living in flood zones.

Gary Dahl, Creator Of The Pet Rock, Dies At 78  |   

In 1975, Gary Dahl was an advertising executive when he came up with the Pet Rock idea. The stones came in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding."

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