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Grown-ups find coloring books a break from stress

Grown-ups find coloring books a break from stress

COLUMBUS (AP) — Twice a week or so, Amanda Ghiloni pulls out a coloring book and gussies up an animal, a Disney princess or a simple scene from a dollar-bin tablet.
Her coloring utensils of choice: "I love crayons."
Not any type of crayons will do, however.
"I'm only a Crayola girl," she said.
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Daughter of entrepreneur now helps other small business owners

Inna Kinney, founder and CEO of ECDI, the Economic and Community Development Institute, is no stranger to small business.
Growing up, she learned the basics of building a business from her father.
“Oh my goodness, he’s had so many business over the years,” said Kinney. “He had a roofing company, a litt ... (full story)


A smokin' stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Several places in New York and New Jersey have increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, which is expected to sharply reduce smoking by our young people. Our 17- and 19-year-old boys smoke, and such a law here would make it illegal for them to buy cigarettes and fine merchants who sell to those under ... (full story)


Foreign ETFs

Dear Mr. Berko: My new broker recommended Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish exchange-traded funds for me, which I have listed here. What can you tell me about investing in those countries? I know what an ETF is but hope you can explain the terms "iShares," "MSCI" and "capped" to me. As an alternative to t ... (full story)


US House gives Great Lakes cleanup 5 more years

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. House approved a five-year extension Tuesday of a Great Lakes cleanup program that has pumped more than $1.6 billion into removing toxins, battling invasive species and making progress on other longstanding environmental threats.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has drawn rare bip ... (full story)