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Father’s Day gifts can celebrate home interests

By KIM COOK Associated Press After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play were transformed, Father’s Day gifts can embrace comforting old favorites or celebrate exciting new interests. Here’s a selection of high- and low-tech goodies for an epic dad’s day. CRAFTS AND ...

Who’s being a pest, and who isn’t? This column will tell you

OK, so you’ve got your vegetable and flower transplants in the ground, their roots are reaching out into surrounding soil, and stems are starting to grow. Wait before you turn your back on them! A few — just a few — common pests might be lurking. Transplants are threatened by three ...

Fall in construction spending surprises experts

WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction fell a surprisingly sharp 9.5% in April and economists attributed that partially to builders who delayed projects because of a surge in lumber prices and other supply constraints. The April decline left construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...