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What's in store: Groceries installing barriers amid outbreak
News 2 days ago
What's in store: Groceries installing barriers amid outbreak

QUINCY, Mass. -- Grocery stores across the U. S. are installing protective plastic shields at checkouts to help keep cashiers and shoppers from...

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Lowe's hiring, McMenu shrinks, top Ford execs to defer pay
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Lowe's hiring, McMenu shrinks, top Ford execs to defer pay

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here...

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Business fallout: Companies in China see delays in reopening
News 4 days ago
Business fallout: Companies in China see delays in reopening

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed as it continues to spread across the world. Here...

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Business Fallout: Best Buy goes curbside; Target raises pay
News 1 week ago
Business Fallout: Best Buy goes curbside; Target raises pay

Less than three months ago came the first reports of cases of pneumonia related to a virus first detected in Wuhan, China. The outbreak of the...

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Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears
News 1 week ago
Stores set up senior shopping hours amid coronavirus fears

RICHMOND, Va. -- As senior citizens deal with anxiety about the coronavirus, grocery store chains and other retailers have come up with a way to...

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More wipes, no jeans: Amazon limits shipments to warehouses
News 1 week ago
More wipes, no jeans: Amazon limits shipments to warehouses

NEW YORK -- Amazon, in an attempt to fill its warehouses with toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other items in high demand, said Tuesday that it...

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Retail sales fall 0.5% in February, biggest drop since 2018
News 1 week ago
Retail sales fall 0.5% in February, biggest drop since 2018

WASHINGTON -- Retail sales fell 0.5% in February, the largest drop in more than a year, indicating that the consumer sector was slowing even before...

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Apple temporarily shuts stores worlwide to fight virus
News 2 weeks ago
Apple temporarily shuts stores worlwide to fight virus

LONDON -- Tech giant Apple is closing its stores outside of China for two weeks and will only sell online as part of efforts to fight the global...

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Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US
News 2 weeks ago
Some casinos drop buffets, live shows as virus spreads in US

ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. -- A Pennsylvania casino shut down temporarily, some Las Vegas casinos closed their buffets and the Hard Rock chain canceled...

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Starbucks stores may go drive-thru only or limit seating
News 2 weeks ago
Starbucks stores may go drive-thru only or limit seating

Some Starbucks stores in the U. S. and Canada may become drive-thru only while others could limit the number of people allowed inside, the company...

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Neiman Marcus to close most discount stores, focus on luxury
News 2 weeks ago
Neiman Marcus to close most discount stores, focus on luxury

NEW YORK -- Neiman Marcus is ditching the off-price business and focusing on its high-end customers. The privately-held luxury retailer said that...

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Sporting goods chain Modell's to close its remaining stores
News 2 weeks ago
Sporting goods chain Modell's to close its remaining stores

NEW YORK -- Modell's Sporting Goods, the century-old family-owned sporting goods chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing its...

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Seattle small businesses pinched as virus keeps workers home
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Seattle small businesses pinched as virus keeps workers home

SEATTLE -- The coronavirus outbreak has largely emptied Seattle's usually busy downtown streets after Amazon and other companies told tens of...

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Art Van to close furniture stores in at least 5 states
News 3 weeks ago
Art Van to close furniture stores in at least 5 states

DETROIT -- Art Van Furniture will close all company-owned stores in at least five states as the retailer heads toward liquidation after more than...

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Looking for hand sanitizer? Good luck finding it
News 3 weeks ago
Looking for hand sanitizer? Good luck finding it

NEW YORK -- The hand sanitizers on Amazon were overpriced. A Walmart this weekend was completely sold out. Only on his third try was Ken Smith able...

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Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store
News 1 month ago
Amazon opens cashier-less grocery store

NEW YORK -- Amazon wants to kill the supermarket checkout line. The online retailing giant is opening its first cashier-less supermarket, where...

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Strong fourth quarter for Macy's heading to transition year
News 1 month ago
Strong fourth quarter for Macy's heading to transition year

NEW YORK -- Macy's reported stronger-than-expected sales and profits for the fourth quarter less than a month after it announced a major...

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Domino's Pizza delivers better-than-expected fourth quarter
News 1 month ago
Domino's Pizza delivers better-than-expected fourth quarter

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Domino's Pizza said strong carryout sales helped it achieve better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter despite...

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A rare miss for Walmart to end the year
News 1 month ago
A rare miss for Walmart to end the year

NEW YORK -- Walmart reported disappointing fourth-quarter profits and sales after a sluggish and shortened holiday shopping season. Violent social...

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US retail sales up a modest 0.3% in January
News 1 month ago
US retail sales up a modest 0.3% in January

WASHINGTON -- U. S. retail sales rose a modest 0.3% in January, a slight improvement over December, as unseasonably warm weather boosted sales at...

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A glance at US mortgage rates; 30-year loan rises to 3.47%
News 1 month ago
A glance at US mortgage rates; 30-year loan rises to 3.47%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates were flat to slightly higher this week after three straight weeks of declines, as the historically low levels...

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Most winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle
News 1 month ago
Most winter residential evictions banned in pricey Seattle

SEATTLE -- Most residential evictions in pricey Seattle have been banned for the city's coldest and wettest months of December, January and...

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Retailers try clothing rental, but will it be a good fit?
News 1 month ago
Retailers try clothing rental, but will it be a good fit?

Renting clothes could be the future of fashion - or it could just be a fad. But traditional retailers can no longer afford to wait on the sidelines...

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2nd big mall deal in as many weeks; Simon buys Taubman
News 1 month ago
2nd big mall deal in as many weeks; Simon buys Taubman

The Simon Property Group will buy mall operator Taubman Realty in a deal valued at around $3.6 billion as those properties continue to struggle...

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So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise
News 1 month ago
So goes the neighborhood? Resort wrestles with rental rise

LAKE PLACID, N. Y. -- Lake Placid is a picture-book village in the Adirondack Mountains offering tourists crisp air, pretty peaks, Winter Olympic...

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A glance at US mortgage rates; 30-year falls to 3.45%
News 1 month ago
A glance at US mortgage rates; 30-year falls to 3.45%

U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the third straight week, as the benchmark 30-year loan marked its lowest point in three years...

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US mortgage rates decline; 30-year loan lowest in 3 years
News 1 month ago
US mortgage rates decline; 30-year loan lowest in 3 years

WASHINGTON -- U. S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week for the third straight week, as the benchmark 30-year loan marked its lowest point in...

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Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs
News 1 month ago
Macy's to close 125 stores, shed 2,000 corporate jobs

NEW YORK -- Macy's said Tuesday it is closing 125 of its least productive stores and cutting 2,000 corporate jobs as the struggling department...

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Mall owners among group bidding $81 million for Forever 21
News 1 month ago
Mall owners among group bidding $81 million for Forever 21

A consortium of buyers, including mall owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Property Partners, is bidding $81 million for Forever 21, the...

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Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal
News 2 months ago
Critics: Critical bank law is softened under Trump proposal

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration is proposing changes to a decades-old law designed to keep banks from discriminating against the poor and...

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