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Today's the Day to Get an Electric Tea Kettle

If you're a tea lover, then you already know the importance of investing in a quality kettle. Although old-school stovetop versions are widely available and inexpensive, digital tea kettles—a.k.a ones that warm up electronically via a built-in heated base—are usually smarter investments in the long run. Not only are they much more energy efficient than using a stovetop or microwave, digital tea kettles tend to heat up faster than standard varieties—and stay warm for longer so you don't have...

MIDAS SHARES TIPS: Kettle safety control maker Strix Group to benefit as global kettle sales start to boil

The British tend to think of tea as the national drink. More than 165 million cups are made every day here. But, in terms of consumption per capita, Britain is just 12th in the global tea-drinking stakes, behind countries such as Uruguay, Kenya and Turkey.Other countries are also recognising the allure of tea. America, for example, has traditionally been a coffee-drinking nation. But today, tea accounts for half the beverages served in US Starbucks outlets.These trends bode well for Strix...

Red Kettle Campaign kicks off with fast start

The Bloomington Salvation Army officially kicked off its 2017 Red Kettle Campaign Wednesday with a quick start during a luncheon at the Monroe Convention Center.The Kettle Kickoff Celebration has raised more than $330,000 over the past decade through pledges and the annual Dash For Cash event. This year eight teams — some dressed festively in Christmas colors and others in camouflage — competed in the Dash For Cash and raised $27,180.That's a good start toward the Salvation Army's Red Kettle...

A look at every area state football semifinal

Buy PhotoQuarterback Drew Leszczynski helped lead Brookfield Central to the state semifinals with a victory over rival Brookfield East.(Photo: C.T. Kruger/Now News Group)Buy Photo7 p.m. FridayMuskego (9-3) vs. Sun Prairie (12-0) at Arrowhead: With three loses Muskego looks like the underdog, but the Warriors should feel good about their chances. In the last two weeks they defeated an undefeated team (Racine Horlick) on the road and then rallied from a 21-point second-half deficit to beat a...