10 best home improvement apps

YouTube video tutorials and home improvement guides are a great resource for learning how to repair and redecorate your home, but don’t overlook the usefulness of your smartphone or your tablet. These top 10 home improvement apps transform these devices into DIY tools.

20 savings hacks at Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Ross

The thrill of getting a good deal is what motivates shoppers to comb through racks at discount retailers like Marshalls, T.J.Maxx and Ross Dress for Less. You can save up to 60 percent off retail prices for clothing and home goods at these stores. Check out these 20 shopping hacks to get the most for your dollar at Marshalls, T.J.Maxx and Ross.

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Review-Journal owner GateHouse Media taps CFO for Western newspapers

Review-Journal owner GateHouse Media announced Tuesday it has chosen John Perdigao as chief financial officer for its Western newspapers. Perdigao, formerly CFO at the Houston Chronicle and director of finance at the Los Angeles Times, has served as division controller at GateHouse since May.

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Fla. law restrains pet owners for fake service animals

People who try to sneak their pets into restaurants, airplanes and other public places by claiming they are specially trained service animals could face 60 days in jail under a Florida law taking effect on Wednesday.



Readers offer many tips for finding instant coffee

Even in our Starbucks-and-Keurig-centric world some people still use instant coffee for drinking, cooking, basting meats and baking. Readers find sources from Wal-Mart and Costco to Smith’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s and, yes, Starbucks.