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A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week
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A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week

Long-term US mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a fourth straight week of declines to lure prospective purchasers in the spring...

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Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut in early 2020
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Dressbarn expects to have all its stores shut in early 2020

Dressbarn says it expects to have all its 650 stores closed in the first half of 2020. The women's clothing chain announced earlier this week that...

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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread
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Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

An escalating trade war between the U. S. and China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But some retailers...

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Target is dominating in the digital space
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Target is dominating in the digital space

An aggressive campaign at Target to let customers do more online is paying off. The retailer exceeded first quarter expectations on just about...

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J.C Penney and Kohl's struggle in fiscal 1st quarter
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J.C Penney and Kohl's struggle in fiscal 1st quarter

J. C. Penney and Kohl's struggled during the start of the year, raising concern about the challenges for the department store industry ahead....

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A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week
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A glance at US mortgage rates down slightly this week

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell slightly this week, marking a third straight week of declines as a continued inducement to purchasers during the...

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US retail sales slipped 0.2% in April
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US retail sales slipped 0.2% in April

U. S. retail sales declined last month, as Americans cut back their spending on clothes, appliances, and home and garden supplies. Sales dropped 0...

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Macy's tops 1Q estimates and comparable sales
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Macy's tops 1Q estimates and comparable sales

Macy's put up its sixth consecutive quarter of increases in comparable store sales fueled by its robust online business. The department store chain...

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Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping
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Walmart ups the delivery game with next day shipping

Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, increasing the stakes in the retail shipping wars. The nation's largest...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 2 weeks ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week for a second straight week, reversing the upward trend in April as a lure to potential home buyers...

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Are retail jobs in a funk? It's complicated
News 3 weeks ago
Are retail jobs in a funk? It's complicated

The overall economy is adding jobs, but there's one spot that appears to be in a funk: retail. Overall, U. S. employers added 263,000 jobs in April...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 3 weeks ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates fell this week after four weeks of increases, giving a boost to prospective home buyers during the spring sales...

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Starbucks raises 2019 profit outlook after earnings beat
News 1 month ago
Starbucks raises 2019 profit outlook after earnings beat

Starbucks Corp. is raising its profit outlook for 2019 after better-than-expected results in its most recent quarter. The Seattle-based coffee...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 1 month ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates rose this week for the fourth straight week, though they remain historically low as a spur to home sales in the...

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Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns
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Kohl's wants more of your Amazon returns

Kohl's wants you to skip the post office and bring your Amazon returns to its stores. The department store chain says it will accept Amazon returns...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
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A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates generally increased this year, though they are still lower than they were a year ago, according to mortgage buyer...

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US retail sales soared 1.6% in March
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US retail sales soared 1.6% in March

U. S. retail sales surged in March at the fastest pace since late 2017, as spending on autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing jumped. The Commerce...

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US retail sales surged 1.6% in March, fastest pace since September 2017 in a positive for economic growth
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US retail sales surged 1.6% in March, fastest pace since September 2017 in a positive for economic growth

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Theres some tech jubilance in the air on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley as a pair of newly public companies - Zoom and...

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Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix
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Food stamps and online grocery shopping are about to mix

Amazon and Walmart on Thursday kicked off a two-year government pilot program allowing low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New...

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Coresight Research: US store closures this year pick up pace
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Coresight Research: US store closures this year pick up pace

A key research firm says announced U. S. store closures this year are already exceeding the total for 2018. Coresight Research, which tracks store...

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Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores
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Amazon says it will soon accept cash at cashless stores

Amazon, facing backlash from critics who say cashless stores discriminate against the poor, will soon accept cash at all its stores. The online...

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Car-sharing offers ways to profit from or ditch personal car
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Car-sharing offers ways to profit from or ditch personal car

While a growing number of Americans are struggling to make payments on their auto loans, a new crop of companies is offering alternative ways for...

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US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February
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US retail sales declined 0.2 percent in February

U. S. retail sales fell in February, as consumers pulled back their spending on building materials, groceries, furniture, electronics and clothing...

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US new-home sales climbed 4.9 percent in February in sign that lower mortgage rates boosted demand
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US new-home sales climbed 4.9 percent in February in sign that lower mortgage rates boosted demand

US new-home sales climbed 4.9 percent in February in sign that lower mortgage rates boosted demand...

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Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak
News 2 months ago
Dollar General 4Q results mixed, fiscal 2019 outlook weak

Dollar General Corp. posted mixed fourth-quarter results, with profit pressured by an income tax expense while revenue grew during the critical...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 2 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates fell this week, with the benchmark 30-year home loan reaching its lowest level in over a year, according to mortgage...

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Dick's to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores
News 2 months ago
Dick's to halt sales of rifles, ammo at 125 of its stores

Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. said on Tuesday that it will stop selling hunting rifles and ammunition at 125 of its stores, replacing the gear with...

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Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms
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Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

Tesla is walking back its plan to close most retail stores worldwide in a move the company says will force it to raise prices on most of its...

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US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious
News 2 months ago
US retail sales up just 0.2 pct. as consumers stay cautious

U. S. retail sales rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting caution taken by consumers amid a government shutdown and...

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A glance at US mortgage rates
News 2 months ago
A glance at US mortgage rates

Long-term U. S. mortgage rates increased slightly this week, generally staying slightly below their levels from a year ago, according to mortgage...

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