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Utility Concierge CEO Gabe Abshire, center, listens to operations manager Jordan Noble, right, during a meeting at the company’s Dallas headquarters. The company focuses on the residential market, partnering with real-estate agents, brokers, and others to find clients. (Kye R. Lee/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Easing the hassle of moving

Utility personal shoppers help arrange for service setups, find the best deals for new residents

Customers navigate the crowds at Albuquerque’s Best Buy last Thanksgiving. Experts say Turkey Day brings with it some especially good deals on TVs. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

Retailers brace for Black Friday

Black Friday has expanded into a multi-day retail extravaganza, starting on Thanksgiving evening

Scammers share lists of targets

Underground networks of schemers buy, sell directories of potentially easy prey

Sarah Hutcheson, left, does a short interview with Leslie Wardman of Ambiance Matchmaking at a downtown Chicago office on Oct. 1. Wardman matches people on first dates. (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

Digital age niche for matchmakers

Online dating site behemoths are not for everyone; lovelorn gladly pay a premium for personal interaction

(Russ Ball/Albuquerque Journal)

Rough road back to work

Résumé gap due to child-rearing or elder care leaves many college-educated women on the outs

The extremes in price range in the Albuquerque metro area’s housing market are illustrated by this 6,400-square-foot property in the North Valley, priced at $3.2 million. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Housing market takes a breather

The pace is slower in the 3rd quarter, but prices and listings are higher than in 2013