Toyota tops Consumer Reports reliability rankings

FILE - This Aug. 2, 2013 file photo shows the emblem of a Toyota car at Toyota Mega Web in Tokyo. Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability survey, released Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports’ annual reliability rankings.

Italian banks hit hard by European test results

A view of a "Banca Popolare di Milano" bank branch in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Oct.26, 2014. The European Central Bank says 13 of Europe's 130 biggest banks have flunked an in-depth review of their finances and need an extra 10 billion euros ($12.5 billion) to cushion themselves against any future crises. ECB officials said Sunday the test had been tougher than similar reviews in 2011 and 2010, which gave a pass to banks that later needed bailouts. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s far-reaching review of banks set off sharp drops in the shares of Italian lenders on Monday after several of them failed the year-long exercise’s test of financia

Family owned store helps budget-conscious shoppers

Misty Collins,, left, started My Thrifty Thrift Store four years ago in her garage. As the business grew she enlisted the help of her mother Sheila Kent. The two became partners in the business and now the store operates in a 13,000-square-foot location. Monte LaOrange / mlaorange@postregister.com

Secondhand stores are the silent keepers of personal history. Every item has a story behind it.

My Thrifty Thrift Store, 920 Lincoln Road, has a story to tell, too.

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