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New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal
News 23 hours ago
New Amazon lease for NY space renews debate over failed deal

Amazon has signed a lease for a new office space in Manhattan that will house more than 1,500 employees, less than a year after pulling out of a...

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Holiday stress: Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery
News 1 week ago
Holiday stress: Amazon, others under gun for 1-day delivery

This year, holiday stress may take on a whole new meaning for online retailers. Amazon, Walmart and others have promised to deliver more of their...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year rises to 3.68%
News 1 week ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year rises to 3.68%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates ticked up this week but remain at historically low levels, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac....

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Providing a unique experience is retailers’ holiday strategy
News 1 week ago
Providing a unique experience is retailers’ holiday strategy

As Amy Witt prepared for the grand opening of her Dallas clothing store, she read up on the demise of thousands of chain stores this past year so...

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Small business owners still have time to save on 2019 taxes
News 1 week ago
Small business owners still have time to save on 2019 taxes

With a little over one month to go in 2019, small business owners should think about purchases or investments that make good business sense and...

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Macy's cuts outlook for the year with holidays around corner
News 2 weeks ago
Macy's cuts outlook for the year with holidays around corner

Macy's cut= its profit and sales expectations for the year after posting its first comparable store sales decline in almost two years. The company...

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Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens
News 2 weeks ago
Fear, turmoil in Lebanon as its financial crisis worsens

On one of Beirut's main commercial streets, store owners are cutting salaries by half or considering shutting down. Shops advertise sales, but...

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Lowe's 3Q profit buoyed by strong economy; lifts outlook
News 2 weeks ago
Lowe's 3Q profit buoyed by strong economy; lifts outlook

Lowe's third-quarter profit handily topped Wall Street's view, thanks in part to the strong economy and sales to contractors. The home-improvement...

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Target bursts into the holiday season with a bang
News 2 weeks ago
Target bursts into the holiday season with a bang

Target is bursting into the critical holiday season with very strong third-quarter earnings as the company pushes faster delivery and invests...

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Kohl's reduces annual profit outlook heading into holidays
News 2 weeks ago
Kohl's reduces annual profit outlook heading into holidays

Kohl's Corp. on Tuesday cut its full-year profit outlook after reporting disappointing third-quarter results. The reduced outlook sent shares down...

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Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease
News 2 weeks ago
Despite free-flowing kombucha, WeWork tenants feel unease

The kombucha and beer on tap flow freely. The milk-and-cookie happy hours, yoga sessions and waffle Mondays continue as usual. WeWork's stock...

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US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October
News 3 weeks ago
US retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in October

Americans stepped up their shopping last month, spending more online and buying more cars, evidence that consumers can still drive the economy's...

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JC Penney losses narrow, CEO tries to reinvigorate stores
News 3 weeks ago
JC Penney losses narrow, CEO tries to reinvigorate stores

J. C. Penney, in the throes of yet another reinvention, offered some rare hope during the third quarter. The troubled department store chain raised...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year rises to 3.75%
News 3 weeks ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year rises to 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week amid optimism over prospects for the U.S. economy, according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac....

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US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.75%
News 3 weeks ago
US long-term mortgage rates rise; 30-year at 3.75%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates rose this week amid optimism over prospects for the U.S. economy. Rates remain at historically low levels, however,...

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A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year fell to 3.69%
News 1 month ago
A glance at US mortgage rates: 30-year fell to 3.69%

U. S. long-term mortgage rates slipped this week from a 15-week high and are significantly below year-ago levels, according to mortgage buyer...

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Hawaii may subpoena Airbnb for tax records of rental hosts
News 1 month ago
Hawaii may subpoena Airbnb for tax records of rental hosts

A judge ruled Wednesday that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as the state investigates whether operators of...

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Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays
News 1 month ago
Ho, ho, no? Reconsidering store credit cards at the holidays

Most shoppers know the routine: It's time to check out and the cashier (or website) offers a discount if you sign up for the store credit card. The...

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Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals
News 1 month ago
Jersey City voters pass limits on Airbnb, short-term rentals

Airbnb was dealt another setback in one of its most important markets Tuesday as voters in a New Jersey city just a few minutes by train from the...

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Barneys New York officially being sold piece by piece
News 1 month ago
Barneys New York officially being sold piece by piece

Barneys New York, which once reigned in the world of high fashion, is now being sold piece by piece. The iconic department store retailer, founded...

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Disabled California seniors in complex left behind in outage
News 1 month ago
Disabled California seniors in complex left behind in outage

One woman in her 80s tripped over another resident who had fallen on the landing in a steep stairwell. Others got disoriented, even in their own...

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Ukraine's plan to sell farmland raises fears of foreigners
News 1 month ago
Ukraine's plan to sell farmland raises fears of foreigners

Most of Ukraine's rich farmland is carved up into small plots owned by about 7 million people, like Tetiana Petrovych, the postmistress in this...

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Hong Kong in recession as protests slam retailers, tourism
News 1 month ago
Hong Kong in recession as protests slam retailers, tourism

Steps from Hong Kong's main tourist strip, Ashfaqur Rahman's tailor shop usually is a mainstay for tourists dropping in to peruse neatly stacked...

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US House OKs protections near historical park in New Mexico
News 1 month ago
US House OKs protections near historical park in New Mexico

Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial...

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Prologis to acquire Liberty Property in $12.6B stock deal
News 1 month ago
Prologis to acquire Liberty Property in $12.6B stock deal

Shares in Liberty Property Trust jumped 17% after the company announced it was being acquired by Prologis in a deal the commercial real estate...

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WeWork co-founder pushed aside in reported SoftBank takeover
News 1 month ago
WeWork co-founder pushed aside in reported SoftBank takeover

WeWork is reportedly accepting a financial rescue package that hands control of the company to its top investor and pushes aside co-founder Adam...

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Vatican denies risk of default over structural deficit
News 1 month ago
Vatican denies risk of default over structural deficit

A top Vatican administrator is denying the Holy See risks default over its structural deficit, saying claims in a new book about possible financial...

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Hudson's Bay being taken private by shareholder group
News 1 month ago
Hudson's Bay being taken private by shareholder group

Hudson's Bay, the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue, is being taken private by a group of its shareholders that will try to revive the department store...

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Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?
News 1 month ago
Retail worry: Will wine, cheese tariffs hurt holiday sales?

The tariffs the Trump administration is about to impose on wine, liquor and cheese from Europe couldn't come at a worse time for small retailers. ...

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US retail sales dip 0.3% in September
News 1 month ago
US retail sales dip 0.3% in September

Retail sales dropped in September by the largest amount in seven months, possibly signaling that rising trade tensions and turbulent markets are...

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