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    Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. Yet the market is still suffering from a dwindling supply of available homes.Sales rose 2 percent in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. That's the fastest pace since June.Still, sales have slipped 0.9 percent from a year ago. The number of available homes has fallen 10.4 percent from a year earlier to just 1.8 million. That's the lowest for any October since the Realtors began tracking the data in 1999.The tight supply is pushing up prices and thwarting many would-be home buyers. The median home price jumped 5.5 percent in October from a year earlier. And homes were on the market for just 34 days, down from 41 a year ago.The supply crunch is particularly acute among lower-priced homes. Builders are putting up more expensive houses to maximize profits.'Selection is slim across the board, driving up prices, but even more so for those seeking less expensive and entry-level homes,' Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow, said. 'Currently, roughly half of what's available to buy is priced in the upper one-third of home values, leaving scant options for those aging millennials and young families trying to get their foot in the door.'Buyers closed more deals in Houston, Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida, as well as other areas damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said. Sales were still recovering in Miami and other areas in south Florida.Steady hiring and still-low mortgage rates are boosting demand, spurring healthy traffic at open houses, Yun said.Yet many Americans are reluctant to sell their houses with so few alternatives available, which perpetuates the cycle of low inventory. Home builders will have to step up construction to relieve the supply crunch, economists say.Home construction jumped nearly 14 percent last month as building activity recovered from the hurricanes. But construction rose just 2.4 percent from a year ago. That's not nearly enough to offset the decline in existing homes for sale.The number of homes for sale has fallen more than 200,000 in the past year. Yet homebuilders started work on just 75,000 single-family homes last month.With the unemployment rate at a 17-year low, builders complain that they can't find enough workers to start more projects. Many also say that zoning rules in some cities limit the amount of available land.
  • Lowe's Cos. is reporting more than twice the third-quarter profits of last year and revenue is stronger than most had expected.Net income, reported Tuesday, was $872 million, or $1.05 per share. That's 3 cents better than Wall Street projections, according to a poll by by Zacks Investment Research.The Mooresville, North Carolina, company posted revenue of $16.77 billion, edging out expectations. Lowe's expects full-year earnings to be $4.20 to $4.30 per share.Shares of Lowe's Cos. have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on LOW at https://www.zacks.com/ap/LOW
  • It’s a story that has worried millions: What exactly is the Equifax data breach? How am I impacted? What can I do now? Since we first began reporting on the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information, we’ve received a lot of feedback from you, our listeners. We know you’re worried about your privacy, your money and your identity. That’s why Consumer Warrior Clark Howard is here for you.  Listen below as Clark takes your questions and arms you with the info you need to know! BACKGROUND Equifax has been under intense public pressure since it disclosed last week that hackers accessed or stole millions of Social Security numbers, birthdates and other information.  On Friday -- the same day two key executives retired immediately -- it gave its most detailed timeline of the breach yet, saying it noticed suspicious network traffic associated with its U.S. online dispute portal web application on July 29.  Equifax said it believes the access occurred from May 13 through July 30.   Equifax had said earlier that it identified a weakness in an open-source software package called Apache Struts as the technological crack that allowed hackers to heist the data from the massive database maintained primarily for lenders.  That disclosure late Wednesday cast the company's damaging security lapse in an even harsher light. The software problem was detected in March and a recommended software patch was released shortly afterward. Equifax said its security officials were 'aware of this vulnerability at that time, and took efforts to identify and to patch any vulnerable systems in the company's IT infrastructure.' The company has hired Mandiant, a business often brought in to deal with major security problems at big companies, to conduct a forensic review. Equifax also said Friday it would continue to allow people to place credit freezes on their reports without a fee through Nov. 21. Originally, the company offered fee-free credit freezes for 30 days after the incident. For much more Equifax content, CLICK HERE to visit Consumer Adviser Clark Howard's official website, Clark.com.
  • If you’ve ever tried to shop for health care by price, you know it’s a frustrating experience. That’s because health care as an industry has steadfastly rejected price transparency, with the exception of nurse-in-a-box operations that generally do post prices. But that frustrating feeling may soon go away thanks to several innovative new websites. Read more: How to hire a medical billing specialist as an advocate Know what you’re going to pay before you go under the knife We’ve reached a point where there a number of sites that can help you shop for health care procedures as varied as MRIs, CT scans, mammograms and blood work. Amino is a free service that allows you to research the cost of a particular procedure at your doctor of choice based on the insurance you have! It pulls together data from other people who have the same insurance who already had the procedure you’re looking for at the doctor you’re considering. The site now boasts pricing data on 550,000 physicians, 78 procedures and 129 insurance companies. Among the procedures you can get a quote for on Amino are ACL surgery, EKGs, hernia surgery, knee arthroscopy, skin tag removal and vasectomy. For example, ACL surgery in Jacksonville, Fla., with United Healthcare as your insurer yields quotes that range from $7,957 to $10,841 for the same procedure at different doctors throughout the area. In another example, a liver biopsy in the Los Angeles area with Aetna can run you anywhere from $3,838 to $4,411. So it pays shop wisely! Another service that lets you comparison shop for pricing of select procedures is Vitals.com. State employees in Kentucky and New Hampshire and employees of Florida’s Jackson Health System have access to this tool that searches by price. Those employees have further incentives to shop based on cost because they can earn between $25 to $500 from their employer by selecting lower-cost providers, according to the Wall Street Journal. A third option for comparison shopping is Healthcare Bluebook, which offers a free Fair Price search tool. You have recourse if medical billing issues arise Medical debt is damaging the credit of around 43 million people, according to the latest figures available. You would expect damaged credit from medical bills to be a problem for the uninsured. But the untold story here is that people with insurance get their credit trashed both because of billing mix-ups and high debt-to-income ratios. Some of that debt is debt that people don’t legitimately owe. That’s because roughly eight in 10 hospital bills have multiple errors, according to Money magazine. So almost always the bill will be wrong, and it won’t be in your favor. If you need help sorting out your bill, you might consider hiring a claims assistance professional or medical billing advocate who will look over your bill and vet it for errors. These people are available in more than half of all states in the country. Visit Claims.org or BillAdvocates.com to locate one near you and expect to pay between $30 and $50 per hour for their services. Anyone who is uninsured and paying retail for expensive medical services should go this route! Read more: How to tell if your doctor is being paid to steer you to certain drugs Faith-based risk pools alternatives to traditional health insurance Related Articles from clark.com: What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space Read More Disney is hiring and you can work from home Read More National parks lifetime passes for seniors are about to get a lot more expensive Read More
  • As college is starting back up, the Better Business Bureau is warning students and parents or guardians of potential scams targeting them. It is not uncommon this time of year for scammers to try to obtain personal and financial information. “In addition to the fact that young adults take the longest to detect identity theft, there is a lot of opportunity for scammers to target students as they prepare for class,” said Warren King, president of the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania. The BBB offers these tips to avoid falling for these scams: Financial Aid Scams: These scams can include scholarships, financial aid and seminars. A request for some kind of payment up front for a scholarship or student loan is a sign of a scam. Investigate any potential services or consolidation companies by visiting BBB.com or calling 877-267-5222. They also recommend visiting the U.S. Department of Education’s website for information. Online Income Scams: These scams are intended to target students who are unemployed with a quick and easy way to make money. Always research the company’s name and website before participating in these opportunities. Things to consider are how long the company has been in business and any former complaints it has received. Roommate/Rental Scams: In these scams, students are targeted by posts on Craigslist from others looking for a roommate. The BBB suggests to always confirm exactly who you are dealing with by asking for their name, street address and telephone number. Never wire money back to somebody even if it seems like it was a mistake. Also, avoid accepting payments for more than the agreed price and never assume that a check is legitimate. Online Shopping Scams: Since many students shop online for convenience, these scammers are targeting students by selling highly wanted items at a large discounted price. Different online companies are also offering trial offers that may end up charging you in the long run. Before purchasing any merchandise online, make sure the URL link starts with https and look for a small lock icon in the corner of the URL bar. And always confirm the business to check for legitimacy and try contacting them to verify. For additional back-to-school tips to avoid being a victim of these scams, visit the Better Business Bureau website at BBB.com and report any scams to the BBB scam tracker to help prevent others from falling for these scams. Information provided by the Better Business Bureau. Related Articles from clark.com: What to delete when your phone runs out of storage space Read More Disney is hiring and you can work from home Read More National parks lifetime passes for seniors are about to get a lot more expensive Read More
  • If you’ve always thought it would be magical to work for Disney, now’s your chance — and you don’t have to relocate to live near Disney World or Disneyland. The Disney Store retail chain is hiring guest services representatives in several states to work from home. Disney work-at-home jobs: What you need to know Read more: Top 50 companies hiring for part-time, work-at-home jobs We checked Disney’s careers page and found openings for workers who live in Florida, Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. The open positions are part-time, but no salary range is listed on the company’s website. “Cast Members” will assist customers by answering inbound calls and emails, contacting guests via outbound calls and resolving issues that impact the consumer experience. Some of the basic qualifications for the job: Guest service experience preferred and ability to demonstrate strong guest-focused engagement over the phone and via email Strong attention to detail Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Computer proficiency including personal consumer online shopping experience, knowledge of multiple browsers including navigating websites, mobile web/mobile application experience, use of Microsoft Office Demonstrated success working as a member of a team Access to a reliable, high-speed Internet connection required Able to work a flexible schedule that meets the needs of the business, including evenings, holidays and weekends Although not required, Disney is especially interested in hearing from bilingual candidates who can write and speak both Spanish and English. The position requires a high school diploma or GED. Learn more about the openings and apply now through Disney’s career page. Read more: Work From Home Guide: A list of legitimate, work-at-home job opportunities Google could help you find the perfect job Related Articles from clark.com: Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life Read More Retail alert: Starbucks is closing 379 of these mall-based stores Read More Best cell phone plans and deals for 2017 Read More
  • JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – A Florida restaurant was caught trying to cover up a health inspector’s sign after it was shut down by a cockroach infestation, according to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. >> Read more trending news Inspectors forced Jaxon Social in in Jacksonville Beach to close on July 18 after they found 23 live roaches and 35 dead roaches in the kitchen. “It’s eat up with roaches,” said former Jaxon Social cook Brian Lee. A former employee later sent ActionNewsJax.com a photo that showed a handwritten sign on the restaurant’s door. It covered the orange health notice left by inspectors. The handwritten sign said, “Closed for technical difficulties.” Officials said an inspector found the covered sign during a recent follow-up inspection. Kathleen Keenan, deputy director of communications for DBPR, said a division inspector spoke to the restaurant’s operator, and the health notice has since been properly displayed. The restaurant has undergone at least seven inspections since it was closed. An inspector determined as recently as Wednesday that there were still too many live roaches to reopen the restaurant. >> Read more Floridoh! stories “If you open one of the refrigerator doors and pop open the seal, they fall out like,” Lee said. “It’s like you’ve torn the corner off a bag of Skittles. It’s disgusting.” The restaurant’s owner said exterminators were brought into the restaurant Wednesday and that it should reopen after another inspection Friday. The owner said that the restaurant be re-branded before it opens again. According to Department of State records, the restaurant is licensed as KC Crave, LLC.
  • If you’re looking for a six-figure job, there are plenty of companies hiring qualified workers who have the right skills. Job site Glassdoor just released a list of 20 in-demand positions that pay a median salary of $100,000 or more, but these jobs are all considered highly competitive. In other words, there are more job seekers than open jobs — so you need to bring your A-game. Networking is likely key to securing one of these jobs. You also want to avoid these common resume mistakes and job interview mistakes that could eliminate you from consideration. Read more: 13 jobs with the biggest recent salary increases Here are 20 highly competitive jobs that pay $100K, according to Glassdoor: Software Engineer Median Base Salary: $100,000 Number of Open Jobs: 48,065 Companies Hiring: Brose, Nike, Star Cutter, JOOR, BirchBox, Aquent, Evariant, Wisewire, NVIDIA, Warner Bros., Raytheon, K-Tek Resourcing LLC Cities Hiring: Detroit, MI; Beaverton, OR; Elk Rapids, MI; New York, NY; Farmington, CT; Asheville, NC; Baltimore, MD; Santa Clara, CA; Tuscon, AZ; Houston, TX Technical Project Manager Median Base Salary: $100,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,749 Companies Hiring: NovaCopy, Riverside Research Institute, Zemsania, Daugherty Business Solutions, Akmai, The HT Group, Blue Apron, PSI Talent Assessment, IBM Cities Hiring: Dallas, TX; Wright Patterson AFB, OH; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Irving, TX; Richmond, CA; Carmel, IN; Hillsboro, OR Hardware Engineer Median Base Salary: $110,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,494 Companies Hiring: Open Systems International, Cisco Systems, Russound, Google, Ultra Electronics, PeopleTec, Amazon, Nokia, Mercury Systems, Tesla Motors, Qualcomm, KEYW, HP Cities Hiring: Median, MN; Newmarket, NH; Annapolis Junction, MD; Greenford, OH; Huntsville, AL; Seattle, WA; Mountain View, CA; Andover, MA; Palo Alto, CA; Corvallis, OR Software Engineering Manager Median Base Salary: $150,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,305 Companies Hiring: Nike, Lyft, Evariant, AccessData, FastSpring, GuidedChoice.com, Google, Walmart eCommerce, Mobee, Sallie Mae, Comcast, h2o.ai Cities Hiring: Beaverton, OR; Seattle, WA; Farmington, CT; Lindon, UT; Phoenix, AZ; Mountain View, CA; Boston, MA; Newton, MA; Mountain View, CA Design Manager Median Base Salary: $108,500 Number of Open Jobs: 1,704 Companies Hiring: Therma-Stor, Tuskes Home, SERA Architects, Nike, Ethan Allen, Acromag, United Technologies Corporation, Lands’ End, AltaSource Cities Hiring: Madison, WI; Bethlehem, PA; Houston, TX; Portland, OR; Schaumburg, IL; Wixon, MI; East Hartford, CT; New York, NY; Seattle, WA Financial Planning and Analysis Manager Median Base Salary: $115,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,380 Companies Hiring: Cafepress, Cardinal Health, WellPet, Hulu, ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Patheon, Columbia Care, Foster McKay, Spectrum, Goldman Sachs, Liberty Mutual Cities Hiring: Louisville, KY; Dublin, OH; Tewksbury, MA; Brooklyn Park, MN; Boston, MA; Morris, NJ; New York, NY Product Manager Median Base Salary: $110,000 Number of Open Jobs: 17,731 Companies Hiring: Facebook, MA Laboratories, Blue Microphones, STIHL Incorporated, Travelbank, Shochwave Medical, TrellisWare Technologies, GTO, Hargray, Nike, Olapic, Aquent Cities Hiring: Menlo Park, CA; Virginia Beach, VA; Washington, DC; Tallahassee, FL; Hilton Head Island, SC; Beaverton, OR; Tempe, AZ Product Marketing Manager Median Base Salary: $116,000 Number of Open Jobs: 2,537 Companies Hiring: Walnut Street Finance, Hargray, McAfee, Uber, Kahtoola, Microsoft Corporation, LeanTaaS, Poshmark, TSYS, Expedia, US Bank, Aetna Cities Hiring: Fairfax, VA; Hilton Head Island, SC; Santa Clara, CA; Alpharette, GA; New York, NY; Flagstaff, AZ; San Diego, CA; Redmond, WA; Broomfield, CO; Cambridge, MA Technology Manager Median Base Salary: $140,000 Number of Open Jobs: 2,294 Companies Hiring: Ogilvy & Mather, JPMorgan Chase & Co., USAA, TMP Worldwide, CDW, Quicken Loans, Yale University, Prelude Services, Sanford Health Cities Hiring: New York, NY; Columbus, OH; San Antonio, TX; San Francisco, CA; Detriot, MI; New Haven, CT; Mechanicsburg, PA; Bemidji, MN Management Consultant Median Base Salary: $110,000 Number of Open Jobs: 3,567 Companies Hiring: Sia Partners, Point B, Riverbed Technologies, RealFoundations, Concurrency, Lincoln Financial Group, Logistics Management Institute, Vichara Technologies, Booz Allen Hamilton Cities Hiring: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Washington, DC; Newport Beach, CA; Fort Wayne, IN; Alexandria, VA; New York, NY; Annapolis, MD Patent Attorney Median Base Salary: $150,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,125 Companies Hiring: US Department of Justice, DOJ Antitrust Division, Milwaukee Tool, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Dentons, MNF Global, BCG Attorney Search Inc, Barclay Damon LLP Cities Hiring: Brookefield, WI; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Dalls, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Raleigh, NC; Rochester, NY; Minneapolis, MN Engineering Manager Median Base Salary: $145,000 Number of Open Jobs: 5,263 Companies Hiring: LeadGenius, Harris Corporation, Microsoft, VividCortex, EBSCO, NWG Solutions, RJN Group, Nuwest Group, Autodesk, Yelp, Ingredion Cities Hiring: Berkeley, CA; Rochester, NY; Bellevue, WA; Charlottesville, VA; Clanton, AL; Charlottesville, VA; Dalls, TX; Wenatchee, WA; Bedford Park, IL Medical Science Liaison Median Base Salary: $140,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,373 Companies Hiring: Shire Pharmaceuticals LLC, GlaxoSmithKline, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, UCB, Ashfield Commercial & Medical Services, Fairway Consulting Group, Bausch & Lomb Cities Hiring: Remote; New Haven, CT; Houston, TX; National City, CA; Florham Park,, NJ; Northeast, NY Finance Manager Median Base Salary: $118,000 Number of Open Jobs: 6,445 Companies Hiring: Cavender Auto, PNC Bank, Amazon, Goodman Manufacturing Company, Stanford School of Medicine, NBC Universal, Fiserv, Ross School Cities Hiring: San Antonio, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; Sunnyvale, CA; Waller, TX; Alpharetta, GA; Stanford, CA; New York, NY; Bridgehampton, NY Procurement Manager Median Base Salary: $104,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,205 Companies Hiring: WineDirect, Lindt & Sprungli, Morton Salt, Harris Corporation, Bridgestone Americas, United Technologies Corporation, Uline, CLEAResult Cities Hiring: American Canyon, CA; Stratham, NH; Chicago, IL; Palm Bay, FL; Nashville, TN; Phoenix, AZ; Pleasant Prairie, WI; Austin, TX Pharmacist Median Base Salary: $120,000 Number of Open Jobs: 4,213 Companies Hiring: Safeway, OhioHealth, Angel Medical Center, UnityPoint Health, Mission Healthcare Services, Lincare, Global Consulting International, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Cities Hiring: North Pole, AK; Marion, OH; Asheville, NC; Tappahannock, VA; Clinton, NY; Asheville, NC; Moline, IL; Dyess AFB, TX; Omaha, NE; Athens, GA Supply Chain Manager Median Base Salary: $102,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,668 Companies Hiring: Llamasoft, Therma-Tru, Spectrum Brands, Heineken USA, Materne, QVC, Uline, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC, JC Penney Company, United Technologies Cities Hiring: Ann Arbor, MI; Maumee, OH; Lake Forest, CA; White Plains, NY; Nampa, ID; West Chester, PA; Atlanta, GA; Lenexa, KS Data Scientist Median Base Salary: $110,000 Number of Open Jobs: 6,875 Companies Hiring: Glassdoor, America First Credit Union, Huntington National Bank, Smith Hanley Associates, Johns Hopkins University, Walmart eCommerce, Dicks Sporting Goods, AmeriHealth Caritas, Capital One, SpaceX Cities Hiring: Mill Valley, CA; Ogden, UT; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Laurel, MD; Sunnyvale, CA; Laurel, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Seattle , WA IT Manager Median Base Salary: $118,000 Number of Open Jobs: 2,718 Companies Hiring: Weebly, Amadeus IT Group, Florida Blue, Uptima Group, RedPeg Marketing, Spectrum, CyberCoders, Walgreens, Lands’ End, FedEx, Amazon Cities Hiring: Annapolis, MD; Jacksonville, FL; Santa Cruz, CA; Alexandria, VA; Bloomington, IN; Basking Ridge, NJ; Deerfield, IL; Maryland Heights, MO Creative Manager Median Base Salary: $112,000 Number of Open Jobs: 1,243 Companies Hiring: Bluewolf, Edelman Financial Services, Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, Clarus Commerce, FULLBEAUTY Brands, NFL, Saks Fifth Avenue, Aquent, BloomThat, Walt Disney Company Cities Hiring: Remote; Rocky Hills, CT; Burbank, CA; Boston, MA; San Francisco, CA; Fairfax, VA; New York, NY; Paramus, NJ Read more: The resume booster that only 30% of people use Google could help you find the perfect job Related Articles from clark.com: Home Read More Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life Read More These major retailers are closing more than 4,000 stores in 2017 Read More
  • Denver-based Frontier Airlines has just announced a massive expansion that includes 21 new cities and 85 new routes. According to a company news release, Frontier will offer its ultra-low fares to 90% of the U.S. population by next spring, saving consumers big money. Read more: Clark’s secret to finding the cheapest flights possible Frontier Airlines expansion: What you need to know “We are proud to announce the nationwide expansion of our unique brand of Low Fares Done Right which will empower millions more people to afford to fly,” said Barry Biffle, president and CEO for Frontier Airlines. “We project this will save our customers over a billion dollars annually on their flights. These new flights will allow us to serve even more of America and make flying a truly affordable option.” With this expansion, Frontier’s nonstop routes will nearly double by the summer of 2018 to 314, and total routes (including connections) will grow to more than 1,000. Significant growth is planned for winter travel to warm weather destinations like Tampa, Miami, Orlando and Cancun. We just announced our largest expansion ever! Learn about how we are giving more Americans access to our low fares: https://t.co/raBrCyl7wZ pic.twitter.com/y6C2VXUJQ4 — Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) July 18, 2017 Tickets are currently on sale for some of the new routes, but many of them will begin next spring. Frontier provided this summary of the new service: Albuquerque: Denver Atlanta: San Juan, Islip Austin: Ontario, Phoenix, New Orleans, Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Columbus, San Jose Boise: Denver Buffalo: Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Denver Calgary: Denver Charlotte: Austin, Islip, Providence Charleston: Denver Cedar Rapids: Orlando Cancun: Kansas City, Orlando Chicago-O’Hare: Islip, Ontario Cincinnati: Miami, Austin, Jacksonville, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio, Seattle Columbus: Tampa, Austin Denver: Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Ontario, Palm Springs, Reno, San Jose, Boise, Buffalo, Calgary, Charleston, El Paso, Fargo, Fresno, Grand Rapids, Jackson Hole, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Louisville, Pensacola, Spokane, Tulsa Detroit: Miami, Islip El Paso: Denver Fargo: Denver Fresno: Denver Fort Myers: Buffalo, Colorado Springs, Islip, Kansas City, Nashville, Providence Grand Rapids: Orlando, Denver Indianapolis: Tampa Islip: Fort Myers, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago–O’Hare, Detroit Jackson Hole: Denver Jacksonville: Denver, Cincinnati Kansas City: Cancun, Fort Myers, Tampa, Raleigh/Durham Knoxville: Orlando Las Vegas: Salt Lake City, San Jose Little Rock: Denver Louisville: Denver Miami: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Islip, Milwaukee, Providence, San Juan, Trenton Minneapolis: Tampa, Islip, Trenton Buffalo: Fort Myers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Denver Milwaukee: Miami, Tampa Nashville: Fort Myers, Tampa New Orleans: Austin, Islip, Providence, San Antonio Oklahoma City: Denver, Orlando, San Diego Ontario: Austin, Denver, Chicago-O’Hare Orlando: Buffalo, Cancun, Cedar Rapids, Grand Rapids, Knoxville, Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Tulsa Palm Springs: Denver Pensacola: Denver Phoenix: Austin, San Antonio Providence: Fort Myers, Miami, New Orleans, Tampa, Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham Raleigh/Durham: Austin, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Providence Reno: Denver St. Louis: Tampa Salt Lake City: Las Vegas San Antonio: New Orleans, Phoenix, San Diego, Cincinnati, Orlando, San Jose San Diego: San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Tulsa San Jose: Denver, Las Vegas, Austin, San Antonio San Juan: Atlanta, Miami Seattle: Cincinnati Spokane: Denver Tampa: Buffalo, Colorado Springs, Columbus, Indianapolis, Islip, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Providence, St. Louis Trenton: Miami, Minneapolis Tulsa: Denver, Orlando, San Diego West Palm Beach: Islip How cheap is Frontier? It’s not uncommon for the airline to offer one-way fares from $49, $39, $29 and even $19, but you need to know that the extras will cost you. “Frontier is one of the cheapest airlines out there, and many times throughout the year they’ll have one-way fares for $20,” said Clark Deals editor Charis Brown. “But the key to keeping your costs low with Frontier is to travel light. Extras such as baggage and advance seat assignments can make your ticket more expensive.” Frontier says it’s offering $39 one-way tickets to celebrate its expansion. Search the latest fares here. 18 things you forget on your vacation packing list Related Articles from clark.com: Home Read More Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life Read More These major retailers are closing more than 4,000 stores in 2017 Read More
  • Your cell phone bill can easily cost $50 a month or more, so you’re right to expect to get reliable service for the price that you pay. With Americans spending hours a day talking, texting and surfing the web using their smartphones, many consumers say dropped calls and slow data speeds are just not acceptable. Read more: This is the #1 wireless network in America Cities with the best and worst mobile networks Although mobile performance is pretty strong nationwide, testing by RootMetrics found some metro areas perform much better than others. To determine the best and worst cities for mobile performance, RootMetrics looked at the major networks across the 125 most populated metro areas nationwide for the second half of 2016. The research firm then ranked the cities from highest to lowest across these categories: Overall performance Network reliability Network speed Data performance Call performance Text performance Contrary to what some people may believe, the largest cities in the United States — like New York City and Los Angeles — don’t always have better mobile performance than smaller cities. RootMetrics found the #1 overall city for mobile performance is Indianapolis, Indiana — the 32nd most populous metro area. How did your city compare? Here’s how the 125 cities ranked, based on overall performance: Indianapolis, IN Richmond, VA Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH Minneapolis, MN New Haven, CT Chattanooga, TN Chicago, IL Kansas City, MO Modesto, CA Corpus Christi, TX Stockton, CA Fort Myers, FL Sacramento, CA Des Moines, IA Detroit, MI Nashville, TN Houston, TX Buffalo, NY Lansing, MI Wichita, KS Syracuse, NY Atlanta, GA Fayetteville, NC Austin, TX Dallas, TX San Jose, CA Knoxville, TN Louisville, KY Tampa, FL Mission Viejo, CA Philadelphia, PA Cincinnati, OH Tulsa, OK Raleigh, NC Little Rock, AR Denton, TX Augusta, GA Providence, RI Washington, D.C. Spokane, WA Palm Bay, FL Fresno, CA Orlando, FL Bakersfield, CA Toledo, OH Milwaukee, WI Phoenix, AZ Los Angeles, CA Rochester, NY Baltimore, MD Greensboro, NC Oklahoma City, OK Las Vegas, NV Ann Arbor, MI Akron, OH Grand Rapids, MI Ogden, UT Rockford, IL Seattle, WA Dayton, OH Kissimmee, FL St. Louis, MO Youngstown, OH Honolulu, HI New York and the Tri-State Area, NY Provo, UT Oxnard, CA Fort Wayne, IN Albany, NY Port St. Lucie, FL Columbia, SC San Diego, CA Daytona Beach, FL Jacksonville, FL Mobile, AL Shreveport, LA Temecula, CA Salt Lake City, UT Memphis, TN Baton Rouge, LA Charlotte, NC El Paso, TX Jackson, MS Victor Valley, CA San Francisco, CA Boise, ID San Antonio, TX Miami, FL Sarasota, FL Hartford, CT Flint, MI Pensacola, FL Durham, NC Birmingham, AL Tucson, AZ Boston, MA New Orleans, LA Reno, NV Harrisburg, PA Winston-Salem, NC Madison, WI Allentown, PA Portland, OR Hampton Roads, VA Concord, CA Pittsburgh, PA McAllen, TX Antelope Valley, CA Albuquerque, NM Greenville, SC Colorado Springs, CO Indio, CA Denver, CO Riverside, CA Lancaster, PA Charleston, SC Scranton, PA Bridgeport and Stamford, CT Bonita Springs, FL Hudson Valley, NY Springfield, MA Santa Rosa, CA Worcester, MA Omaha, NE For a more detailed look at the rankings, RootMetrics has a tool on its website that lets you see how specific carriers — Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint — perform in your metro area. Overall, RootMetrics described Verizon’s performance at the national level as “outstanding.” Read more: Best cell phone plans and deals for 2017 Common Cents: Saving 101 Related Articles from clark.com: Home Read More Your calculator app has a secret feature that will change your life Read More These major retailers are closing more than 4,000 stores in 2017 Read More

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  • On Wednesday family friends and Nassau County law-enforcement gather to honor fallen Nassau County deputy Eric Oliver on the anniversary of his death. Oliver was hit and killed by a vehicle while chasing a suspect across State Road 200 on November 22, 2016. The Nassau County sheriffs office unveiled a memorial Wednesday at the gate gas station where the foot chase began.  Oliver has been recognized locally and nationally. His family told Action News Jax the community support has helped them grieve.  'It'll be there forever and I think it just represents the lawn enforcement in the community and the sacrifice they make,' Deputy Oliver's mother Sharon says of the memorial. 
  • A Jacksonville man is in jail, accused of burglarizing three homes he was hired to fix up after Hurricane Irma. The vacation rental homes were all on Ponte Vedra Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach. All three homes are owned by Vacation Quest. The company told the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office it hired Kyle Best to “board up and clean up damaged vacation rental homes after Hurricane Irma.” At 5:30 on CBS47 @ActionNewsJax: #Jacksonville man accused of burglarizing 3 homes in #PonteVedraBeach that he was hired to fix up after Hurricane #Irma pic.twitter.com/sLmK8oqTlq — Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) November 22, 2017 “It’s distressing to say the least, but I really feel sorry for the homeowners, because they’ve already had a really hard blow with the storm,” said Esther Nichols, who is renting out a vacation home a few doors down from one of the burglarized homes. Best’s arrest reports say he pawned multiple televisions in Jacksonville. A man working in the garage of one of the burglarized rentals on Wednesday identified himself as Vacation Quest leadership. He did not want to go on camera, but said he’s glad Best was caught. Best’s arrest reports say he denied being involved with the burglaries, and claimed another man who was also hired to clean up those vacation homes asked him to pawn the televisions. The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office told Action News Jax that man is Julian Cortez, who has two outstanding warrants for the crime, but has not been arrested. Best is being held on $60,000 bond.
  • Three Indiana men and a woman have been booked on more than 30 separate criminal charges in connection with the alleged beating and kidnapping of a married lesbian couple. One of the men, Kenneth Allen Braswell, 32, is charged with raping one of the women, according to Indianapolis jail records. Braswell is also charged with criminal confinement, kidnapping, battery with a deadly weapon, battery resulting in bodily injury and unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Police have charged Jose Antonio Nieves, 35, and Thomas James Bell, 26, with crimes that include kidnapping, criminal confinement, battery, intimidation, possession of meth and carrying a handgun without a license. Melissa Richards, 29, is charged with multiple counts of criminal confinement and battery. >> Read more trending news The Indianapolis Star reported that an affidavit filed in the case states the couple traveled from Terre Haute to a home on the east side of Indianapolis the morning of Nov. 10 to do heroin. Fox 59 in Indianapolis reported that the house was Richards’ home.  One of the women borrowed Richards’ Mustang to visit her son about 20 miles away in Danville, the news station reported. The women said that Richards became angry when the car wasn’t returned quickly enough.  “I’m keeping your wife until I get my car back,” Richards said, according to the affidavit.  The woman still at Richards’ house told police she was bound with duct tape, pistol-whipped and left in a large closet, the Star reported. She said that, at some point, she felt someone pulling her pants down. The woman told detectives that Braswell raped her, the Star said.  “If you scream, I’ll hurt you,” he told her, according to the affidavit.  The woman said that her captors then took her to the basement, where she was beaten some more, Fox 59 reported. On Nov. 11, some of the accused retrieved the Mustang, along with the wife, who they forced to go with them at gunpoint, the affidavit said.  When they got back to Richards’ house, the woman was placed in the basement with her wife, where she was also beaten, the document said.  The women said they were held in the basement until Nov. 14. They were given food and water once, but could not eat due to their injuries, police said.  The Star reported that the affidavit described bruises and cuts on both women’s faces. One of the women also had a broken collarbone.  One of the victims described watching as the group beat her wife, who fell to the ground. “I didn’t know if she was alive anymore,” the woman said, according to the affidavit.  On Nov. 14, Nieves and Bell are accused of putting both women in Richards’ Mustang for a drive to Bargersville, where, one woman told police, Nieves talked about killing them, the Star said. She said Nieves claimed he knew someone there who would help bury their bodies. On the way to Bargersville, the Mustang blew a tire, the Star reported. They pulled into a convenience store parking lot, where the women said Nieves tried injecting himself with heroin. The women asked to use the bathroom, the affidavit said. When Nieves allowed them to go inside the store, the women begged the clerk to call police. The women locked themselves in the bathroom until police arrived, the Star reported.  Nieves and Bell were arrested outside the convenience store, while Braswell and Richards were taken into custody at Richards’ home.  The Star said that detectives searching Richards’ home confiscated a bloody towel, along with bloody sweatpants found in the closet where one victim said she was raped. There was also a large pool of blood on the basement floor.  In the Mustang, they found two handguns, duct tape, a machete and two cellphones. Braswell, Nieves and Richards remained in the Marion County Jail on Wednesday. It was not immediately clear when Bell was released.  Court records show that Braswell, Nieves and Bell are scheduled for a Jan. 22 trial on the charges. 
  •   It’s almost go time. Sure, you have a turkey and all the fixins’ to fix, family to visit with and football to watch, but you also have sales to attend, deals to get and shopping to get over with. With holiday shopping barking at the door like a pack of wolves, here's a quick guide to the best deals, store hours, ads and shopping apps.  Good luck! Below is a list of store opening times for Thanksgiving: Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. Bealls Florida – 6 p.m. Belk – 4 p.m. Bergner’s – 11 a.m. Best Buy – 5 p.m. Big Lots - 7 a.m. Bon-Ton – 11 a.m. Boston Store – 11 a.m. Cabela’s – 8 a.m.  Carson’s – 11 a.m. Dick’s Sporting Goods – 6 p.m.  Dollar General – 7 a.m. Elder-Beerman – 11 a.m.  Five Below – 6 p.m.  Fred’s Pharmacy – 9 a.m. GameStop – 4 p.m. Herberger’s – 11 a.m. JCPenney – 2 p.m. Kohl’s – 5 p.m.  Kmart – 6 a.m. Macy’s – 5 p.m.  Meijer – 6 a.m. Michaels – 6 p.m. (Opens at 5 p.m. for Rewards members) Rite Aid – Hours Vary by Location (most stores open) Sears – 6 p.m.  Shopko – 4 p.m.  Stage Stores – 2 p.m. Target – 6 p.m.  Toys R Us – 5 p.m. Walgreens – Varies by Location Walmart – 6 p.m. (for Black Friday deals) Younker’s – 11 a.m. See the complete list of Thanksgiving openings/hours here. Below is a list of the store opening times for Black Friday: Babies R Us - 8 a.m. Bass Pro Shops - 5 a.m.   Belk - 6 a.m.  Best Buy - 8 a.m. Big Lots - 6 a.m. BJ's Wholesale Club - 7 a.m. Cabela's - 5 a.m. Costco - 9 a.m. Dick's Sporting Goods - 5 a.m. Guitar Center - 6 a.m. Hobby Lobby - 8 a.m. Home Depot 6 a.m. JCPenney - Thanksgiving 2 p.m. through Black Friday Kmart - 6 a.m. Kohl's - Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to Black Friday 1 p.m.  Lowe's - 6 a.m. Macy's - 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meijer - 6 a.m. Michaels - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Office Depot & OfficeMax - 7:45 a.m. PetSmart - 7 a.m. Sam's Club - 7 a.m. Sears - 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Staples - 7 a.m. Target - 6 a.m. Toys R Us - Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to Black Friday 11 p.m. Walmart - Thanksgiving 6 p.m. overnight into Black Friday See the complete list of Black Friday 2017 hours here. Check out the ads Here is a list of some 'leaked' Black Friday ads from national retailers. (Click on the store name to see the Black Friday ad) Amazon.com Belk Best Buy Big Lots CVS JCPenney Kmart Kohls Macy's Michael's Old Navy Sam's Club Sears Stein Mart Target Walmart Black Friday best bets on TVs, laptops and tablets, electronics, smartphones and gaming Black Friday television deals From Amazon: Samsung UN65MU8000 65-inch 4K smart TV (2017 Model) for $1,297.99 (usually $2,199.99) From Amazon: Sony 70-inch 4K smart LED TV (2017 Model) for $1,199.99 (usually $1,498) From Best Buy: Samsung 65-inch 4K smart TV for $749.99 (usually $1,099.99) – Doorbuster From Best Buy: Samsung 50-inch 4K smart TV for $399.99 (usually $699.99) – Doorbuster From Best Buy: Samsung 65-inch 4K HDR smart TV for $1,297.99 (usually $1,499.99) From Best Buy: Sharp 60-inch 4K smart TV for $549.99 (usually $799.99) From Best Buy: Insignia 50-inch 4K smart TV with Roku for $349.99 (usually $449.99) From NewEgg: Samsung 50-inch 4K HDR smart TV for $424.99 (usually $547.99) From Sam’s Club: Vizio XLED Smartcast 65-inch Class 4K UHD HDR Home Theater Display for $598 From Target: Sharpe 55-inch 4K Smart UHD TV for $249.99 – Doorbuster  From Walmart: Sharp 55-inch Class 4K (2160P) Smart LED TV for $298 Black Friday laptop deals From Best Buy: Microsoft Surface Laptop (128GB SSD, Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM) for $899  From Best Buy: Lenovo Yoga 710 (15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $599.99  From Staples: HP Pavilion desktop PC (Intel Core i5 Processor, 12GB RAM, 1TB HDD) for $369.99  From Staples: Dell 15.6-inch laptop (Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HD) for $419.99  From Costco: Dell XPS 13 QHD+ Touchscreen Laptop for $1,299.99 From HP: HP Envy x360 15-inch Laptop for $669.99 (usually $869.99) at HP From Dell: Inspiron 13 7000 Touch for $799.99  Doorbuster starting on 11/24 at 1 p.m. ET From Dell: Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 for $549.99 Doorbuster starting on 11/24 at 8 p.m. ET From NewEgg: Asus ROG G752VS (17.3-inch 1080p display with Nvidia G-Sync, 2.90 GHz seventh-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, 512 GB SSD, Nvidia GTX 1070 GPU) for $1,779  From B&H: Apple 15.4-Inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Late 2016, Silver) for $1,799  From B&H: Apple 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K Display (Mid 2017) for $1,179   Black Friday tablet deals From ebay: Apple iPad Pro 12.9' 128GB 4G+WIFI for $649.99  From Toys R Us: Nabi Barbie Kids Tablets for $39.99 From Sam’s Club: Samsung Galaxy 7.0' Tab E Lite for $69.86 From Amazon: Amazon Fire HD 10 for $99.99 From NewEgg: Refurbished Apple iPad 4 with 9.7' Retina Display for $149.99 From Staples: Samsung Galaxy Tab A-10.1” for $179.99'  Black Friday electronics deals From Walmart: Google Home Mini for $29 (plus a coupon worth up to $25 off your next Walmart order when linking your account to Google Express) From the Google Store: Google Home for $79 From the Google Store: Google Chromecast for $25  From Target: Google Wifi (three pack) for $249  From Best Buy: Google Chromecast Ultra for $54  Black Friday smartphone deals From Best Buy: Moto G Plus (5th Gen) 4G LTE with Motorola for $225 From Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy J7 4G LTE with Verizon for $100 From Target: iPhone SE for $100  From Target: iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus free with a $250 gift card with purchase  From T-Mobile: Buy one, get one free on the iPhone 8  From Sprint: Lease a Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S8 Active, or Note 8 for 50 percent off From Motorola: Buy a Moto Z2 Play for $400  From Samsung: Buy a Galaxy S8 or Note 8, get a free Gear 360 Black Friday gaming deals From Best Buy: Madden 18 Xbox One S 500 GB bundle for $230, and as a bonus, you'll receive a free Xbox One controller.  From Microsoft: Xbox One S price for $189 From Walmart: PS4 for $199, and $39 DualShock 4 controllers From GameStop: Nintendo Switch for $300 From Costco: 1 TB PlayStation 4 bundle with Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII for $290 From Walmart: Call of Duty: WWII for $43; Grand Theft Auto V for $29; Just Dance 2018 for $29  Apps for shopping Finding the best deals can be exhausting, but, as for most things in life nowadays, there’s an app for that. Actually a few of them. Here are a few suggestions that may help you with gift buying throughout the holiday season. Christmas Gift Planner in iTunes (called Christmas List in Android Market) You can see what you are spending in real time. It allows you to keeps lists of gifts purchased, the ones you are still looking for and whether the gift is wrapped. Gifts HD2 for iTunes and Android You can create lists, set budgets mark things off as you buy them, and add ideas as you go. It also allows you to comparison shop, which is great for Black Friday. No More Socks As with the other apps, No More Socks is a list-making and shopping app. In addition to searching retail sites, the app can also do a general Google search for products. Chameleon Chameleon will find the best price for an item and coupons if they are available. Chameleon works at more than 3,000 locations across the country. RedLaser RedLaser allows you to scan barcodes to find the best price, online or locally. PriceBlink A browser add-on, PriceBlink lets you know when there's a better price for a product you are shopping for online. Camel Camel Camel CamelCamelCamel is a site that tracks Amazon prices. It notifies you when the price drops on an item you've added to your Amazon shopping list.
  • A man impersonating a law enforcement officer pulled over a woman in Arkansas, according to the St. Francis County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened Saturday on Highway 38 near Hughes. >> Read more trending news Investigators said a man impersonating a game and fish officer stopped a woman and asked to check her vehicle for guns. He had a blue light on his dash and was in a dark-colored pickup truck. The man did not show the woman a badge or a weapon. The incident happened during the daytime hours and appears to have been an isolated occurrence. Investigators said they believe they know who the man is, but no arrests were immediately made. Officials said the impersonator is not the same one who stopped people earlier this year.

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