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Samsung's Galaxy S8 applies lessons it has learned

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7.

Entertainment listings, March 30-April 6, 2017

EGG HUNTS

EGGS-PLORATION

What: A good, old-fashioned egg hunt. Bring a basket. For ages 1-13.

When: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 8. Hunt starts at noon.

Where: Douglass Park, 512 E. Grove St., C.

Cost: Free.

More info: Email katherine.hicks@champaignparks.com or call 819-3973.

FETCH! PET CARE HOPPIN' HOUND EGG HUNT

Soda makers aim to cash in on bottled water

NEW YORK (AP) — Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too.

Woe for stores as shoppers look online for clothes

NEW YORK (AP) — Erica Dao used to shop at malls once a month, looking in stores and seeing what the mannequins displayed. Now, she mainly looks for inspiration on social media.

"I discover brands through Instagram," said Dao, 33, of St. Paul, Minnesota.

Owner of World Harvest, Strawberry Fields merging his markets

URBANA — Two familiar local brands will move into one space next month, when World Harvest becomes Strawberry Fields' next-door neighbor at 306 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana.

Women’s clothing store coming to Market Place in April

CHAMPAIGN — A new women’s clothing store is opening in April at Market Place mall.

Dry Goods, an offshoot of department store Von Maur, will open in the Macy’s wing of the mall, Market Place General Manager Dennis Robertson said.

It will take the place of children’s clothing store Justice, which moved to a new location in the Bergner’s wing.

Sears has 'substantial doubt' about its future

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.

Company shares, which hit an all-time low last month, tumbled more than 12 percent Wednesday.

Chicago man charged with stealing toys from Rantoul Wal-Mart

RANTOUL — A Chicago man has been issued a notice to appear in court after allegedly stealing 147 toys from a Rantoul business last month.

Ralph Stout, 52, has been charged with retail theft for allegedly stealing the toys from the Rantoul Wal-Mart on at least two occasions. He is scheduled to appear in Champaign County Circuit Court on April 5.

Apple's latest round of device updates low-key

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro tablets.

Target plans redesign of stores to cater to quick shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — In a move to bring shoppers back to its stores, Target is embarking on an ambitious redesign aimed at helping people who need to dash in for milk to get out quickly while encouraging those who want to wander the aisles to linger.