Business

Where's the line? Theme parks aim to eliminate them

ORLANDO, Fla. -- At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's time to enter the ride.

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Local dentist selected for John 'Jack' Logan Humanitarian Award

LITTLE ROCK -- Dr. Danny Haynes, of Hot Springs, was the recipient of the prestigious John "Jack" Logan Humanitarian Award during the Arkansas State Dental Association's 130th Annual Scientific Session held recently in Little Rock. The award is presented annually to honor a dentist who places the welfare and care of others above his or her own needs.

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Raymond James Financial to join S&P; 500

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Raymond James Financial Inc. announced that it has been selected for the S&P 500 index effective at the open of trading today under the GICS Investment Banking and Brokerage Sub-Industry Index.

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Pi (Pie) Day celebration

Morgan Stanley celebrated Pie/Pi Day with a homemade pie contest, with entries by its employees. Winners were Denise Franks, raspberry cream; Tina Smooth Donoho, grapefruit pie; and Dennis Berry, apple pie. From left are Brad Hudgens, judge, Robbie Walker, Debby Butler, Tina Smooth Donoho, Landon Trusty and Susan Siegel.

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The Photo Finishers: Now is time to convert VHS to DVD

No more VCRs means the time to transfer video tapes to DVD is now, and The Photo Finishers has upgraded equipment to exceed customer need and expectation. Now is the time to have your family movies on video tape transferred to DVD. In July 2016, the last VHS VCRs were manufactured by Funai Electric in Japan, and the last Beta machine rolled off the assembly line in 2002. "There will come a time when consumers will no longer be able to play their videos," says Waco Hill, owner of The Photo Finishers, in the press release. "And we have taken steps over the last few months to insure that we can work with any video format our customers have so their memories won't be lost."

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Monopoly board game changes tokens

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly. In their place will be a Tyrannosaurus rex, a penguin and a rubber ducky.

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