‘Beyond happy’

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Months of anticipation became a well of emotions for Jennifer Coon of Burleson on Friday. Four hundred and fifteen days ago, a blond-haired, blue-eyed baby boy entered the lives of Coon, her husband, Christopher, and their “fur babies,” 17-year-old Ernie, a Jack Russell terrier, and 15-year-old Sundance, a rat terrier. What was different about Friday?

Festival faithful brave rain

“It’s not raining!” shouted City Council member Joey Hawkins as a crowd gathered on the downtown Square for the 28th annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. Apparently, Hawkins’ proclamation wasn’t enough to convince Mother Nature.

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Twinkle & glow

When the city’s official Christmas tree blinks into life on Friday at the Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, the crowd will answer back with applause and the traditional “oohs” and “ahhs.”

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Shopping shake-up

NEW YORK — This holiday season, elves and “joy” may be on the way out and “peace” and “hope” on the way in. A divisive election that left half the country deflated and the other half rejuvenated could reverberate through the holiday shopping season in the gifts people give or how they spend.

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Financial services high on Hispanics

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Health care sign-ups may rise

WASHINGTON — Facing new challenges to a legacy law, the Obama administration on Wednesday set modest expectations for the president’s final health care sign-up season. The biggest worry: rising premiums and dwindling choices.

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