Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
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Elisabeth Goergl beat Anna Fenninger by .05 seconds to lead an Austrian 1-2 in a women's super-G race on Sunday, while American Lindsey Vonn crashed during her bid for a record-equaling 62nd career win.
Greensboro Parks and Recreation is offering pontoon boat rides to watch for migrating and wintering waterfowl on Lake Townsend.
The rides will be held Sunday; Jan. 11 and 25; Feb. 8 and 22; and March 8 and 22. All tours depart at 3 p.m. from the Lake Townsend Marina and last about 90 minutes.
The fee is $7 a person, and participants should register in advance.
Hoteliers, taxi drivers and ski stations in France's wintertime hotspots and beyond say a tourism boom by big-spending Russians in recent years is about to melt away because of Russia's economic crisis, Western sanctions and a drop in oil prices that is keeping both uber-rich and middle class Russians away as the year ends.
First political strains over Ukraine dent enthusiasm for traveling to the EU, then the financial pain of a falling ruble and oil prices hit Russian pocketbooks.
When their pockets were bulging thanks to high oil prices in previous years, Russians rose to outstrip German and Swiss travelers and took fourth place among the most-frequent foreign visitors to the French Alps in winter — after Britons, Belgians, and the Dutch, consulting firm Comete Conseil says.
In the Alps both in France and beyond, the impact will likely still be limited: other industry analysts note Russian visitors make up a tiny percentage of the total tourist traffic — far below domestic travelers, for example.
 the Russian holiday schedule, which has links to the Orthodox Christian calendar, brings in many Russian travelers in early January — when many western Europeans are back at work and school, giving an extra influx of cash and extending the wintertime boom for hoteliers and ski stations by up to two weeks.
The highest-elevation of three ski slope zones in Courchevel, which is the most frequented one by Russians, now offers menus in Russian; regular supermarkets stock Champagne costing hundreds of euros.
Ayda Hassas, a Rolex boutique supervisor at London's famed Harrods department store, said the boutique has noticed a "significant drop in Russian clients" compared to the holiday season a year ago, adding: "I think is connected with the currency exchange rate."
The space on Baldwin Avenue was formerly occupied by Aloha Cowboy for nine years.
Since closing, Aloha Cowboy has donated to the museum a Christmas tree previously owned by Makawao Steak House that was decorated with 30 years' worth of Western, rodeo-themed ornaments.
Since its opening on Nov. 15, 2013, Ambrozic, the board of directors and advisers have focused mainly on fundraising, obtaining grants and recruiting volunteers to "keep the lights on and the place open," Ambrozic said.
The museum hosted a grand opening ceremony at Makawao's Third Friday Party on Nov.