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The list starts with prom dresses. If you have a teenager, don't wait until prom season to shop. You'll miss the sales and pay an elevated price, according to YAHOO SHOPPING. Great markdowns are going on right now on beautiful gowns. Get it out of the way early and move on to finding the perfect accessories.
Don't go out and buy furniture if you don't need it, but if you do, February is the best time to buy. New styles come out in Spring, so stores are trying to clear out this month to make room. You can score deals as much as 60% off.
You're probably not thinking about using your air conditioner right now. That's why it's a great time to buy one. If your unit has been acting up and replacing it is inevitable, you'll get the best deal in the month of February. Many AC vendors are offering great deals to entice you.
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Tuesday, February 5 2013, 11:20 PM CST
First lady to high school grads: live your dreams
May 18, 2013 19:28 GMT
By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.
Mrs. Obama spoke for 22-minutes to the Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School in Nashville in her only high school graduation speech this year.
The first lady told the 170 graduates that she spent too much of her own time in college focusing on academic achievements. She said while her success in college and law school led to a high-profile job, she ended up leaving to focus on public service.
Mrs. Obama had this message for the graduates: "Do not waste a minute living someone else's dream."
Mrs. Obama later presented graduate diplomas on stage.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.